Gartner Research

Survey of North American Asset Managers: Algorithmic and DMA Trading Use Growing Gradually

Published: 28 December 2006

ID: G00145221

Analyst(s): David Schehr


Gartner's survey of North American asset managers indicates slow, steady growth in the use of algorithmic and direct market access trading. Although roughly half of all those surveyed are employing these tools, increased adoption and volume growth will be gradual.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Predictions
  • Survey Background
  • Algorithmic Trading Enjoys Solid But Limited Use by Asset Managers
    • Algorithmic Trading Volumes Will Gradually Increase
    • Algorithmic Trading Still Predominantly for Execution Efficiency
  • DMA Penetration Patterns Are Similar to Algorithmic Trading
    • Trading Firms Use DMA Sparingly
  • Use of Algorithmic and DMA Trading Don't Always Go Hand in Hand
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations

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