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Trading in the Public Cloud: Attitudes to Cloud Adoption in Capital Markets

Capital markets have been slow to embrace cloud technologies and in particular the public cloud. Practitioners have been wary of issues around speed/performance, privacy and cost, all of which can dampen the appeal of cloud technologies for trading firms.

But broad acceptance of cloud beyond finance is highlighting some compelling benefits, primarily in terms of scale and flexibility, forcing financial institutions to take cloud more seriously.

To assess where the marketplace currently stands on the use of public cloud in capital markets, trading technology supplier Rapid Addition commissioned A-Team Group to conduct a survey of 20 practitioners from across the trading spectrum – from exchanges to investment banks, brokers and interdealer brokers.

This report contains the findings of the survey, outlining potential benefits, assessing true advantages, identifying potential obstacles and examining which functional areas are best – or worst – suited for deployment in public cloud environments. Finally, it looks the future and suggests what developments may be coming down the pike.

By downloading this report you will discover:

  • What’s driving capital markets firms’ appetite for cloud hosting
  • Key benefits derived from cloud deployment
  • Main obstacles to migrating trading-related applications to the cloud
  • Which trading functions are best suited for cloud today
  • What the future holds for cloud in the trading environment.