Artificial Intelligence for the Buy Side: Vendors for the Trade Value Chain

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15 June 2016


Buy side firms that are not already AI today in capital markets risks falling significantly behind their competition in the next two to five years.

Big data and the technology that enables its usage for business optimization or revamping are some of the tools available to the buy side to keep up with the world of tomorrow, and specifically their new competitors of a different breed.

The figure gives an idea of where Celent sees AI solutions leveraging this data with amazing technology to enable change for the buy side throughout the trade lifecycle.

In this report Celent presents a number of AI solutions commercially available from generalist vendors and from specialist financial vendors to address regulatory and reputational issues and process optimization, but also to enhance revenues.

“Considering the sell side is a historical provider of automated trading strategies and research to the buy side, it will be interesting to see how they position themselves into providing that technology this time around,” says Joséphine de Chazournes, senior analyst with Celent’s Securities & Investments practice and author of the report. “All the more so as exchanges will likely want to join the party and disintermediate the sell side even more by offering such technology to the buy side — for the buy sides that won’t be able to invest and reap opportunities from their big data.”