May 19, 2010
Trading �ecosystems� offer an attractive solution to the challenges raised by liquidity fragmentation, regulatory change and technology innovation. Such ecosystems bring together liquidity points, content, services, and IT infrastructure to enable successful execution of the entire trading lifecycle. They allow trading firms to shift the burden of technology acquisition, maintenance, and management over to specialists, while supporting critical pre-trade, trade execution, and post-trade activities so they can focus on their core businesses, improve operational efficiencies while lowering TCO and more rapidly enter new markets.
This white paper describes the constituent parts of these trading ecosystems, the business benefits delivered to respective market participants, and the questions to be asked in order to differentiate between various solutions in the market.