The Growing Opportunities in Trading

The Growing Opportunities in Trading

Capital Markets CIO Outlook | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

One of the main advantages of hedge funds is that it has the ability to reduce risk and diversification in any portfolio. There are many strategies for hedge funds which generate attractive returns with fixed income volatility. Algorithmic trading is also used in research and execution in addition to trade execution. One early use of trading algorithms was to help the execution of large orders better and faster to reduce their adverse impact on prices, which was the case when the trades were manually executed.

The commodity market is known as the world’s grocery store where buyers and sellers meet to negotiate the value of a variety of products.  The trade in commodities occurs in two ways, one is spot markets, and the other is future markets. The commodity trade happens immediately, in exchange for money or other commodities in spot markets. In futures markets, commodity trade takes place based on a standardized contract between buyer and seller.

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In proprietary trading, a company or bank invests in its own direct market gain instead of receiving the commission on behalf of its customers. Since no money is managed for external investors, proprietary funds have little regulatory requirements. Family offices trade only on proprietary capitals. They are either run by a single family member or a designated CFO responsible for the wealth of a family or multi-family offices run by professionals serving more than one family. Preqin, one of the best UK-based financial data and information providing company on the alternative assets market, predicts that the hedge fund industry will reach a market value of $4.7 trillion by 2023 growing at CAGR of 31 percent. Even though the hedge fund capital is dominated by North America, by 2023, Europe and Asia-Pacific Investors are expected to reach a capital share of 64 percent and 59 percent respectively. The hedge fund industry may embrace certain changes now but is expected to do a lot more in the coming years.

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