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The Future of Trading

The future of trading will be created by people and machines working together, not in competition.

Traders around the world find themselves having to adapt quickly to AI and emerging technologies, the move to automation, and the need to demonstrate best execution. 

To understand what this means for the future, Refinitiv teamed up with Greenwich Associates to produce a three-part series called ‘The Future of Trading’.

The findings in the series come from an online survey of 107 capital market professionals working globally, and are analyzed by firm type, region and generation. 

Key findings:

In our first report, we found broad consensus (78%) that technology has created better and more efficient financial markets.  However, opinions vary on what will bring the greatest future impact - and how soon.  

  • In our second report on the trading desk of the future, we explore the data that will keep markets moving over the next 3-5 years. With an overwhelming 85% of those surveyed planning to increase spending on data management, the value of financial data is clearly increasing.
  • In our third and final report, we look closely at the evolving role of people in the trading process. With 80% of traders expecting to see new opportunities thanks to technological advances, how might responsibilities change over the next 3-5 years?