e-Trading Software Developers
The e-Trading Software Developers industry, defined as companies that operate online securities trading websites and other software programs for the securities market, has grown slightly over the five years to 2018. While major players, including the Charles Schwab Corporation, Fidelity Investments Inc. and Interactive Brokers LLC (Interactive Brokers), recorded robust growth in the period, as investors increased their use of online trading platforms, the industry was pulled back by smaller companies and start-ups that still make up much of the industry. The percentages of services conducted online has increased over the five years to 2018, which has benefited the industry. As investors become more comfortable with and increase their use of online services as a whole, they become more comfortable with the idea of trading and performing other financial services online, which increases accounts. Over the five years to 2023, the industry is expected to continue growing. Industry growth is closely tied to the continued increase in the percentage of services conducted online.
This industry includes operators that primarily develop independent, third-party software, which enables institutional and retail investors to access, 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.
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