Advances in technology continue to transform how our financial markets operate. The volume of financial products traded through computer automated trading taking place at high speed and with little human involvement has increased dramatically in the past few years. For example, today, over one third of United Kingdom equity trading volume is generated through high frequency automated computer trading while in the US this figure is closer to three-quarters.
A two-year Foresight study The Future of Computer/AuthomatedTrading in Financial Markets - An International Perspective, sheds new light on technological advances which have transformed market structures in recent years.
The independent and international study has involved 150 leading experts from more 20 countries to provide the best possible analysis on computer trading to date. Sponsored by Her Majesty's Treasury, the project was led by the Government Office for Science under the direction of the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Sir John Beddington.
It has involved leading experts in the field and explores how computer generated trading in financial markets will evolve over the next 10 years. It assembles and analyses evidence on the effect of HFT on financial markets looking out to 2022. A High Level Stakeholder Group, comprised of senior individuals from relevant institutions, provided strategic oversight for the project and advised on the key issues to be addressed. It was chaired by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Greg Clark MP. The aim of this project is to make a significant contribution to the challenges computer-based trading brings in the coming years and capitalise on the opportunities it has to offer.
EXANTE believes in such a scientific approach and hence it offers high technology products and services that are ahead of competition. Technology plays an important part in the transformation of most industries, because it has the ability to break access barriers and bring down transaction costs to a fraction of what they are today.
At the heart of EXANTE’s trading technology is its multifunctional Automated Trading Platform (ATP): a state-of-art tool for clients who can access multiple markets from one account. EXANTE developed ATP from scratch, without using third-party solutions. EXANTE’s innovative integrated online trading and "fund platform has been a game changer in the industry" CNBC
The trading platform was designed entirely by EXANTE and can be downloaded directly from their website. The one-point-click model gives investors the opportunity to invest directly into over 40 investment management companies, managing over 100 funds. More importantly, for hedge fund managers they can trade quickly and efficiently, across asset classes, in addition to benefiting from the marketing opportunities that arise from listing and potentially attracting new investors.