The current climate of economic restraint and increased regulatory oversight provides a unique opportunity for capital market participants to achieve a step-change in IT efficiency by significantly increasing the use of common technical standards within the industry. Such standards allow the creation of an ecosystem of service providers that provide competing solutions for commoditized business domains, thereby allowing capital markets participants to focus their internal technology strategies and spend on their unique business propositions.
As a trusted partner to the majority of the world’s leading investment banks, Etrading Software is uniquely placed to facilitate the development of such market standards, by promoting change through existing standards bodies wherever possible, or through the creation of informal groups of participants that wish to collaborate together. Across the capital market space we are now seeing the rise of utilities – not-for-profit organizations that offer services for common, non-competitive areas of market activity.
Etrading Software has three key considerations when driving collaborative initiatives:
At a high level, Etrading Software separates consultancy engagements into three sections:
We provide advice to our clients ranging from bespoke consultations for specific issues to ongoing strategic consultancy and trusted advisor roles for large programs of work. The strategic consultancy work often takes the form of a technology review contextualised by the business vision. Etrading Software then builds a technological roadmap to meet the business goals.
Etrading Software’s approach to engagements is methodical, transparent and comprehensive – reaching both immediate sponsors and senior management to ensure clarity throughout the organization. Clients rely on our track record of delivery and the depth of our technological expertise to solve their business problems
Our Senior Team
With over 20 years’ experience working within financial institutions, Murray has built up extensive business and technical expertise in electronic trading and the technology that underpins this. Murray’s background combines mission-critical high-performance systems development experience with business analysis and programme management with strong stakeholder management. Murray has extensive experience in successfully developing front office applications including real-time pricing, trading, risk and reference data management systems.
Sassan Danesh has 20 years’ experience assisting capital markets institutions to grow their OTC market franchise by optimising the business performance of their technology offerings. Sassan’s more recent focus is on the role of technology in addressing industry-wide issues. He is passionate about the benefits of industry collaboration in providing technology solutions that optimise inefficiencies in market structure.
With over 15 years’ experience working for financial institutions in London, NY and Asia, Grant has built up broad business and technical expertise across operations and trading and, in particular, electronic trading, clearing and market structure change and their underlying technologies.
Grant’s background combines deep product knowledge across FICC and FX with strong business, programme management and stakeholder management. Grant has extensive experience in market structure change including understanding the impact and opportunities that regulations will bring.