Investor interest in emerging markets (EM) is adding pressure on thinly-stretched buy-side resources. With over 80 countries accessible in the emerging market space, expanding operations or starting afresh in EM investment and trading creates many choices. Reducing the friction of EM operations allows asset managers to access these markets without increasing resource pressure, and increasing the pace of engagement.
Tannia Munroe, Director and Emerging Markets Product Manager at Tradeweb, highlights some quick efficiency gains that buy-side firms can seize across asset classes. EM markets are more mature in their adoption of electronic trading, and that allows rapid expansion of existing platforms and interfaces, with familiar tools and protocols.