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The results of theGreenwich Associates 2015 Trading Desk Optimization Study show that the buy side spent an estimated $15.6 billion to fulfill trader compensation and technology expenditures last year. The average budget per desk grew at a similar 4...

Richard Johnson, Greenwich Associates, discusses the results of the firm’s survey of 256 buy-side traders around the world. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Alix Steel on “Bloomberg Markets.” 

While algorithmic trading in foreign exchange is growing, it remains limited compared with other markets such as equities, according to Kevin McPartland, head of research for market structure and technology at Greenwich Associates.   

“The landscape has come to be dominated by a small few global and diverse exchange operators. The proposed entity would become a part of that picture, alongside market leaders CME and Intercontinental Exchange,” says Kevin McPartland.  ...

“The rules governing the treasury market are over a decade out of date,” says Kevin McPartland, at Greenwich Associates. “It’s time to take a look and see how the market has evolved and how rules need to adapt.”

Institutional trading desks are approaching alternative trading systems with more caution and, at times, even skepticism, according to the Greenwich Associates 2015 Trade Desk Optimization Study


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