Marianne Brown
Traders Magazine Online News

The Surprising Factor Financial Firms Need to Invest in To Accelerate Growth

When it comes to people, a firm's success relies on more than just the top contributors to the bottom line, according to FIS. In its latest report, shared with Traders Magazine, the firm says it actually found firms that are prioritizing investments in digital expertise are growing nearly twice as fast as their peers.

Traders Poll

In your opinion, what is the biggest hurdle facing the blockchain?

Cost of implementation


Too many systems available


Not applicable to my business


Uncomfortable with the technology


Nobody else is using it


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Traders is a digital information and news service, and monthly magazine, serving professionals in the North American institutional trading markets with a focus on the buy-side, including large asset managers, hedge funds, proprietary trading shops, pension funds and boutique investment firms. Traders caters primarily to buy-side firms with more $500 million in assets, as well as sell-side broker-dealers that provide data, execution services and liquidity. Other constituencies include exchanges and "dark pools," where the trades are executed, and the technology providers who serve the market. Coverage includes buy-side strategy, the interaction of buy- and sell-side players, technology and regulations. The brand stands as the hub of a cohesive and engaged community, a market position supported by participation in and coverage of social, charity and networking events.

Traders' reaches some 43,000 professionals across all platforms. Primary job titles include head equity trader, senior equity trader, hedge fund manager, fixed income trader, FX trader, and options trader. Other job titles include portfolio manager, risk officer, compliance officer, etc. Top-notch coverage includes:

  • Cryptocurrencies News and analysis of the developments that affect digital asset trading, focusing on areas such as bitcoin, ether and the market centers where they trade. Also covers the technologies, regulatory developments and firms and the people that make it happen

  • On The Move Promotions and job moves of key industry personnel

  • Regulations The regulations and congressional actions that affect trading

  • Technology Short, to-the-point stories of technology product updates, as well as new products

  • Exchanges Parsing the rules, the routing and the pricing that drive where and how securities trade

  • Insights Industry professionals offer their insights on regulatory, trading and technology issues
  • Options What drives the ever-changing options trading business in technology and at the exchanges

  • Clearing Insights that delve below the surface in clearing

  • Buyside Snapshot Profiles of buyside firms and traders, as well as the issues they face