Traders have always been obsessed with speed and for many years, Capital Markets have focused their thinking and capital on enabling faster trades. We moved from ticker tapes to live data feeds, all in the hopes of ensuring that everyone has access to the same information at the exact same time and can respond to it at the lightning speed. Yet the delegates at the recent Annual Trade Tech Conference in Paris still agreed that the Capital Markets industry has in fact moved far too slow in adjusting to technological change.
The yearly Trade Tech Conference brings together leaders from Stock Exchanges, Investment and Brokerage firms from around the world and they all admitted it that the capital market is moving snail’s pace compared to innovative firms like Google and Amazon.

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