Advanced Trading: November 2012
The OMS-EMS Dilemma
In the midst of a bad economy and lower trading volumes, the buy side balances the need to cut costs and consolidate OMS and EMS platforms, while chasing the best integrated solution.
As the sluggish U.S. economy forces Wall Street belt-tightening, the downturn in trading volumes in U.S. equities, options and futures is also affecting the trading platform business. Asset managers and hedge funds are looking to consolidate the number of order management systems and execution management systems on their desktops. Both systems play a critical role in running pretrade compliance checks, achieving best execution, and routing orders to broker algorithms.