GBST has contributed to a new report about the capital markets industry.
The Grey Cost Per Trade report looks at how sell-side firms track costs per trade and how this drives their customer pricing, technology prioritisation and innovation.
The report, produced by The Value Exchange, is based on insights from almost 200 investors, banks and brokers across the world in February 2020.
Nick Clarke, Head of Capital Markets Product Management, commented on the report:
“We are pleased to support this report on a topic that is more important than ever for our industry. Technology, regulatory and economic pressures have always been huge drivers for banks and brokers and now we’re seeing the complexities of a global pandemic added into the mix.”
“The report shows that 36% of direct trading costs come from staffing and 18% from IT. This is good news as it means that the elements making up over half of the cost per trade can be controlled. There is a huge opportunity for sell-side firms to embrace technology to control costs and manage risks from dispersed teams and disrupted processes. True resilience and scalability comes from automating operations as fully as possible – something we work with our clients every day to help them achieve.”