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Top Ten Securities & Investments Trends for 2007

Top Ten Securities & Investments Trends for 2007

Much of the focus in 2007 will be on managing globalization and achieving operational efficiency.
By Adam Honoré

Boston, MA, February 6, 2007 – According to a new Aite Group report, firms will focus on globalization and operational efficiency in order to seek higher returns on their capital and IT investments in 2007. Pressure on enterprise data infrastructure will continue in 2007, as will the growth of regulatory implications.

Among the expected trends for 2007 are increased data output, improved operational efficiencies, further globalization of algorithmic trading and DMA, the rise of the multi-style portfolios in the wealth management space, and the broad adoption of enterprise-wide trade compliance solutions.

"Many of the trends we will see in the year ahead will directly address the major hurdles encountered in 2006," said Adam Honoré, co-author of the report. "Data management, regulatory uncertainty and advanced trading strategies will all improve, as IT spending rises to meet the demands placed on the middle- and back-offices. Meanwhile, market consolidation will reduce the number of execution venues, which exploded in 2006. By the end of the year, the Securities and Investments industry will be more streamlined, capable, and global in reach than ever before."

This 11-page Impact Note contains 8 Figures. Clients of Aite Group's Retail and Institutional Securities & Investments Services can download the report.