Trading desks’ need for independence has created new levels of support

Published on 24 October 2022

Trading desks have seen their technology skills and data literacy expand. They can act more independently as a result, through a tailored approach to working with new solutions. As a result they are developing and integrating services into their trading workflow in partnership with suppliers.

In a market with many changing dynamics, such as falling issuance and widening bid-ask spreads, and a complex structure, trading desks need help in aggregating data and managing the integration of information with pre- and post-trade processes, which service providers can provide.

This change has led to a material difference in the way that LSEG has provided support to clients, from order management systems to data and analytics. Emily Prince and Jon George of LSEG outline what this will mean for LSEG’s many users.