Buy-Side Perspective: An Evolving Take on Outsourced Trading

The market for outsourced trading appears to be at an inflection point.

Boston, January 14, 2021 – More buy-side firms are using outsourced trading strategically rather than simply to cut costs. Its benefits, such as speed to market, added operational efficiency, potential to trade new instruments or markets, and business continuity, are obvious. Could the service have potential use cases in most buy-side firms?

This report provides a buy-side perspective on the long-term potential for market adoption and an analysis of growth potential for different types of outsourced trading service providers. This research, commissioned by Wells Fargo, is based on Aite Group interviews with 15 buy-side firms during Q3 and Q4 2020. The data and findings included are supplemented by Aite Group’s ongoing evaluation of electronic trading and market structure development as part of its Institutional Securities & Investments practice.

This 33-page Impact Report contains 17 figures and two tables. Clients of Aite Group’s Institutional Securities & Investments service can download this report, the corresponding charts, and the Executive Impact Deck.

This report mentions AllianceBernstein, BNY Mellon Pershing, BNP Paribas, BTIG, CF Global, Cowen Securities, Dalzell Trading, JonesTrading, Natixis, Russell Investments, State Street, Tora Trading, Tourmaline Partners, Virtu Financial, and Wells Fargo.

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