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STP's Amazing Advantage

Traders Magazine, August 2000

Joe Anastasio

Straight through processing was viewed as an impor tant but expensive luxury just a few years ago. How the pendulum has swung.

Today, most financial institutions regard STP - the uninterrupted flow of data from order entry and execution to clearance and settlement - as a competitive imperative as well as a business requirement. The alternative is high processing costs, unacceptable levels of risk and exposure, as well as lost e-business. Ultimately, it means poorly served clients.

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