Algorithmic Trading and Technology

Five critical factors in evaluating trading systems

Once considered exotic, today there's little question that algos are not only here to stay, but are becoming more and more important to buyside firms and their trading strategies. In a time of volatile price movements, scarce liquidity, low trading volumes, and wider spreads, the right algos can help traders navigate today's difficult markets more effectively.

This paper reviews the current state of algorithmic trading, compares the capabilities of OMS and EMS trading systems, and sets out five critical factors for choosing the right trading system for your firm.