Sep 14, 2020
We kick off Series two with a fascinating conversation with Dan Shepherd, CEO and Caroline Holmes, COO from BTON Financial, the independent outsourced dealing desk for assets managers. BTON Financial helps asset managers rethink their trading infrastructure in an environment of increased regulatory pressures and margin compression. By using BTON Financial buy side firms are able to continue to drive greater performance, quality of execution and ultimately returns for end investors. Delivered as SaaS, asset managers can rest assured their investment intentions are not undermined by poor execution quality as a result of inadequate and legacy technology.
In this episode we discuss why outsourced trading models are in such demand at the moment, with Covid-19 accelerating and already existing trends industry outsourcing. We talk about the importance of operational resilience as businesses adjust to new working models as well as upcoming regulations industry participants need to pay attention to - including the Senior Manager Regime, which brings personal accountability to the fore, and, of course, Brexit. Dan and Caroline also share the reasons why MiFID II is their favourite piece of regulation, and why, when it comes to modernisation, we need to think more like Gen Z. And as always, we find out what they’ve been doing to keep going throughout lockdown.