Over the course of the past decade, capital markets trading has become gradually more electronic. In 2012, only 23% of US treasuries were electronic trades, and may reach 50% for 2015. For FX spot trades, the percentage of electronic trades is already over 75%. While some predicted even more rapid change, the market trend toward electronification is in full swing.
Electronification has added many positive factors to trading; specifically, it has allowed for a greater level of transparency on client activity and a more competitive market. In a new piece of thought leadership entitled ‘Augmented Reality: The future of IB systems’, GFT specialists Ami Grewal and Jeremy Taylor outline how technology can reduce information overload and improve real-time decision-making. From data to statistics to tracking and trending tools, traders now have an ever-growing cadre of resources available to them.