View From the Top: A Look at the Future of Buy-Side Dealing


Fidessa recently hosted an event at the City of London's Heron Tower where a select group of industry practitioners gathered to discuss the future of the buy-side dealing desk. The discussion began with the pros and cons of outsourcing, moved on to the challenges of measuring the value of buy-side trading and ended with a fascinating debate on the relevance of the dealing function in today's marketplace. 



Fidessa recently hosted an event at the City of London's Heron Tower where a select group of industry practitioners gathered to discuss the future of the buy-side dealing desk. The discussion began with the pros and cons of outsourcing, moved on to the challenges of measuring the value of buy-side trading and ended with a fascinating debate on the relevance of the dealing function in today's marketplace. 

Steve Grob - Director of Group Strategy, Fidessa: Markets are recovering but everyone is grappling with increased regulation, an ever-changing liquidity landscape and huge pressure on cost. These three factors are driving systemic change across the industry. I'm interested to get your thoughts on what this environment means for the buy-side dealing desk today. To begin with, how much have your views on outsourced trading been influenced by this unique set of challenges?

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