Buy-side traders embrace electronic techniques, study shows

03/7/2012 | Trade News (U.K.), The

Tabb Group has found that buy-side traders in the U.S. are ramping up their use of electronic trading techniques. The study estimates that 87% of buy-side firms' futures trading will be routed through electronic channels this year. "Futures trading is a focus point for large buy-side firms -- traditional long-only asset managers, hedge funds and commodity trading advisers -- that are seeing growing volumes and making the requisite investments into automated solutions to self-direct more of their order flow, trade more efficiently, minimize trading costs and execute more complex trading strategies," Tabb's Matt Simon says.

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