Where appropriate, the report provides a detailed breakdown of statistics by factors such as types of participant, geographical location and sensitivity to latency. The report should be considered essential reading for market professionals that work for: an investment bank; broker/prime broker; hedge fund; pension fund, mutual fund or other traditional asset management firm; market maker; proprietary trading firm; trading arcade; financial regulatory or advisory body; technology or software vendor; exchange, MTF/ATS or dark pool; telecommunications firm; co-location provider; OMS/EMS vendor; consulting firm or academic institution.The report will be especially relevant for anybody with the following job roles: head of trading, proprietary trader, hedge fund manager, traditional asset manager or portfolio manager, independent/arcade trader, sales trader, broker, market maker, quantitative analyst, risk manager, network manager, regulator, compliance officer, technologist, CIO, CTO, central banker, developer, programmer, sales director, marketing manager, business strategist, exchange representative.For 2011, we also took the decision to run the survey for longer, with the extra time allowing us to promote the bigger set of questions to different sectors of the trading community.
Access to the full text of the Automated Trader Algorithmic Trading Survey Report is restricted. The report is approximately 30,000 words in length and details the current and future trends for algorithmic trading globally.
The report includes detailed analysis of topics such as: the extent of automation in financial markets; the asset classes and markets traded now and expected to be traded in the near term; the types and variety of models in use and forecast for adoption; types and usage of data and metadata as algorithmic inputs; latency; technology and innovation; co-location and proximity hosting; machine readable news; algorithmic engineering for systematic and execution model types; regulation and market structure.
Over the course of those events, what we discovered from the many conversations we had with proprietary traders, brokers, fund managers, technologists, academics and regulators was widespread agreement with the key points to emerge from the survey data, with many telling us that the results were very much in line with their own experience.
Some though did express surprise at certain statistics, and to a large extent we ourselves played devil’s advocate with many that we spoke to, posing questions such as “Do you really think that the use of is as widespread as the survey results suggest?
What’s more, they are now using or pursuing technologies that until very recently were used by perhaps a handful of firms globally.
Although speeds and message volumes show no sign of having slowed in their rate of increase, it was interesting to see a growing percentage of firms apparently stepping away from the “race to zero” and instead focusing on being rather than fastest.Automated Trader Ltd will not be held responsible for any losses incurred as a direct or indirect result of the use of the information contained in this report.Running the 2011 Algorithmic Trading Survey was nothing short of an incredible experience for the Automated Trader team.That told us that the survey could have been longer.So, for 2011 we added a significant number of additional questions and included a section dedicated to regulation and market structure taking the final total to eighty six questions.Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, Automated Trader Ltd may not be held responsible for any errors, omissions or factual inaccuracies in the underlying data, analysis of the data, conclusions or assumptions detailed in this report.