Which trades cannot be automated?

Across asset classes the electronification of trading is leading to increased levels of automation, but are some trades impossible to automate?

If you start from the right place, automation can be added in part at least, to mast trades argues. Charlie Campbell-Johnston, head of integration and workflow solutions at Tradeweb. He says that the successful automation of any part of the trading workflow must begin with a clear view of investment and trading goals.

Traders can then potentially add automated elements, across the spectrum of asset classes, if they can pinpoint the data needed to determine the outcome of a trading decision, and that decision is well-defined. The upside can be considerable, leading to increasing numbers of enquiries from trading desks with potential partners.

Published on June 7, 2021

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