Boston, January 24, 2011 – A new report from Aite Group provides insight into 2011's top 10 key industry trends for asset managers, retail brokerage firms, exchanges, regulators, and technologists in the securities & investments space. The report is based largely on Aite Group's assessment of the past year's industry achievements and failures as well as feedback from vendors and financial institutions.
Coloring many of the top 2011 trends for the institutional securities & investments industry will be the increasing and evolving regulatory landscape. Among the key areas to watch are global regulation and its associated costs and opportunities, municipal bonds and OTC instruments being moved onto exchanges, pending clashes between exchanges and data intermediaries, the encroachment of high frequency trading on the ETF market, and the return of enterprise data management to support new regulatory requirements. Meanwhile, in the wealth management space, focus on the mass-affluent segment will continue to grow as banks seek ways to cross-sell to this lucrative market.
“Regulatory uncertainty continues as we progress into 2011,” says Paul Zubulake, senior analyst with Aite Group and co-author of this report. “A number of regulatory initiatives are still evolving, and Aite Group expects that markets will await a more stable regulatory landscape later in the year before making significant investments.”
This 25-page Impact Note contains five figures and three tables. Clients of Aite Group's Institutional Securities & Investments or Wealth Management services can download the report.