Lean machines


The providers of platforms that underpin derivatives and structured products trades are in for a challenging year like everyone else in the financial services industry, but the crisis environment has also thrown up new opportunities.

Traders of complex derivatives, both on the sell-side such as structured product arrangers, and buy-side institutions such as traditional asset managers and hedge funds, have seen many of their valuation models in meltdown over the past 18 months, and are willing to