Dealers dispute benefts of trading algorithms

Opinions regarding the benefits of algorithms were varied among the four participants in the panel, which comprised Jonathan Evans, head of dealing at JP Morgan Fleming Japan; Mark Northwood, director of trading, Asia ex-Japan at Fidelity International; Richard Balarkas, global head of AES sales, equities at Credit Suisse; and Keith Ducker, chief investment officer at Tora Trading Services.

Evans questioned whether algorithms can replace the human subjectivity required in executing business.

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