Top 5 Trends in Capital Markets for 2017

2016 is coming to a close and a new year begins.  What are the top 5 trends you need to be aware of?

1. “You’re Fired!”

Servicing niche clients is no longer advantageous.  Deutsche Bank is just one global bank cutting its client list.  Banks are cutting clients that require niche services to focus on fewer key services to streamline operations, 2016’s archetype of the 80/20 rule.

2. Putting the Nail in 2 and 20

The hedge fund industry has been fairly immune to the downward pressure faced by the rest of capital markets, but now even star managers are developing creative pricing schemes to keep and attract investors. However, while the industry is down over all, smaller money managers are beginning to attract attention by delivering performance.

3. Trimming Dodd Frank Regulations

President elect  Donald Trump has made it clear that dismantling Dodd Frank is high on his list of priorities.  Did you notice how banks stocks soared immediately after the Donald Trump won the presidential election.  You should know the market prices in future expectations, and with regulations out of the way, banks and hedge funds will take advantage.

4. Faster Client On-Boarding through  Automated Machine-Based Certification

The search for liquidity and the increased cross connecting of banks and trading venues requires a lot of connections.  Ensuring each connection is reliable and stable is a huge effort.  The trading community has delineated the specifics of automated testing. Vendor software solutions are beginning to address this need  and Flyer’s  software currently leads the pack.

5. Trading in the Cloud

Much of Wall Street is now in the cloud and outsourced data centers.  Flyer has published a white paper on this subject, and so have other research groups such as the cloud powering major financial institution’s trading operations.

Are you facing pressure to consolidate trading networks, eliminate redundant providers, and control IT costs?  Flyer’s solutions have been helping 100’s of clients for a decade.  Click here for more information.

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