In recent years, Direct Market Access (DMA) has become pervasive across electronic financial markets globally. Efficiency, cost, speed, control, regulatory compliance, and the avoidance of information leakage – DMA has the potential to enhance all these factors and more.
Alongside this trend, the world has been moving increasingly towards Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based solutions, which can provide increased choice, flexibility and rapid time-to-market.
How are these trends coming together? How can DMA – operating under a SaaS-based model – allow firms to focus on their core business of trading, rather than the headache of maintaining software and infrastructure?
In this new white paper from Vela and The Realization Group, with additional research from Acuiti, we look at how DMA is continuing to evolve, and investigate how the trend towards a modular, interoperable, component-based SaaS environment is transforming the landscape of DMA services for the buy side and sell side across all asset classes.