Fund trading landscape in flux

The technology requirements of hedge funds vary according to their trading styles and strategies. Jamie Wynn-Williams looks at whether all hedge funds need sophisticated order management systems

Robin Strong, director of market strategy at Fidessa LatentZero, has been working with buy-side trade order management systems for about 10 years. He says fund managers can be divided into three types. At one end of the spectrum are the analytical but low-frequency trading funds that take time to pick trades and stick with them for weeks or longer. Their order management focus is on executing that trade as effectively as possible.

At the opposite end there are the high-frequency trading hedge

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