Future of the Front Office: View from the Buy Side
Overview of Celent's 2021 Innovation & Insight Buy Side Breakout Session
Technology-driven change is accelerating in the buy side front office according to senior buy side executives who participated in an exclusive Celent-hosted roundtable session. Key examples ranged from the increasing demand for data-proficient traders through to an evolving focus on defragmenting workflows.
The discussion took place at Celent’s Innovation & Insight buy side breakout session, which brought together a mix of senior executives on both the business and technology side to discuss trends driving the future of the buy side front office. The resulting conversation, held under Chatham House Rule and moderated by Celent’s capital markets research team, focused on several key themes impacting the buy side front office, including the:
• Impact of increased focus on data and analytics
• Intersection of portfolio management and trading functions
•Disruption from emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain.
This report presents an anonymized summary of the roundtable session.