New Report from Aite Group Predicts Top Ten Securities and Investments Trends for 2008

Boston, MA - 24 January 2008

A new report from Aite Group, LLC provides insight into the top 10 trends expected for 2008.

Based on the past year's industry achievements and failures, as well as feedback from vendors and financial institutions alike, Aite Group predicts the top trends for the new year will include re-evaluation of the processes that firms use to trade and process OTC derivatives following the subprime crisis of 2007; the continued expansion of electronic trading into exotic asset classes; the introduction of more funds geared toward socially responsible investing; further market fragmentation in Europe and Asia; increased data integration and aggregation for increased transparency and a better understanding of risk exposure; and increased spending on corporate actions solutions.

"Repercussions from the subprime meltdown of 2007 will continue to dominate the securities and investments market in 2008, resulting in further write-downs and a focus on firms' abilities to manage risk," says Adam Honoré, senior analyst with Aite Group and contributing co-author of this report. "Meanwhile, investors will continue to seek greater returns by continuing to apply electronic trading to asset classes beyond equities."

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