Multi-Asset Trading Systems a Must-Have


Buy-side traders are melding multiple asset classes together onto a single trading platform as asset classes become increasingly connected. Futures and FX trading capabilities are especially in-demand by trading teams. FlexTrade's Jamie Benincasa is quoted.



Buy-side traders are melding multiple asset classes together onto a single trading platform as asset classes become increasingly connected. Futures and FX trading capabilities are especially in-demand by trading teams.

“Within the buy-side community, equity traders are becoming primarily responsible for other asset classes,” said Jamie Benincasa, senior vice president, equities at FlexTrade. “The easiest one, and the one that most directly impacts equity trading, is futures. The second one that comes into play that’s affecting equity traders is FX. The FX market looks a lot like equities, as of seven or eight years ago, with streaming prices, level twos, order types.”

While there’s no centralized marketplace in FX, there’s no centralized marketplace in equities either anymore. “You’re interacting directly with a dealer, or with one of 18 exchanges, and some dark pools.”

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