11. Electronic Exchanges and Trading: Benefits
Electronic exchanges offer many benefits to every constituent, from traders to regulators. Globalization, more tradable products, and a vast ocean of real-time data, along with global networks and powerful computers, have led to fundamental changes in the way markets function. Buy-side firms can now execute complex order types and route them to exchanges through broker-neutral platforms.
It has been a busy few decades for financial markets globally. The transformation to electronic trading has allowed exchanges to fundamentally change their structure and their business model. Today most exchanges are for-profit global companies based on the electronic trading model. One of the biggest ...