In the five years to 2014, changes in the downstream financial services sector along with new technology trends have underpinned increases in electronic trading and spending by financial institutions on industry software. While suppressed IT investment caused industry revenue to fall in 2010, the industry rebounded strongly in 2011, as new regulations on the financial sector prompted an outpouring of technology spending by financial institutions, to improve operational efficiencies and generate higher investment income. In the next five years, new product offerings and higher demand from downstream financial services companies will continue to drive industry growth. Investors will increasingly demand and invest in new trading platforms that combine advanced data management, analytics and quicker execution times across numerous asset classes into a single interface.
This industry includes operators that primarily develop independent, third-party software, which allows institutional and retail investors to access and execute and monitor positions in securities markets. It excludes trading platforms developed by exchanges and alternative trading systems. Trading platforms developed internally by institutional investors and financial intermediaries, such as banks and securities broker-dealers, are also excluded from this industry.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.