Data analysis is core skill for trading desks

New research by Greenwich Associates in partnership with Refinitiv (read the report here: found that traders see data analysis as a core skill to the trading desk, more than market structure, within three to five years. In part this will include data scientists and quants support the trading team, but when will we reach the tipping point at which humans are optimising trading machines more than machines are optimising trading humans.

Doug Munn, head of real-time data at Refinitiv, says that humans will be making the key decisions as to how and where technology will be applied within trading. To drive automation in trading, firms will need to have confidence in their primary sources of data, their capacity to use alternative data and the skills of their partners and team to deliver timely and reliable decisions.

Published on February 7, 2020

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