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21st February 2023 | Whitepapers

Proprietary Trading Managers’ Insight Report Q1 2023

Today, Acuiti releases the Proprietary Trading Management Insight Report in partnership with Avelacom.

In this report, we examined both the events of 2022 and the future prospects for 2023. According to our network of over 100 senior proprietary trading executives worldwide, interest rate derivatives are expected to be the most profitable asset class for proprietary trading firms in 2023. However, liquidity is a growing challenge, particularly in European markets, with Gilts contracts being the most affected. The report also suggests that energy, equity options, and commodities have potential, while just under half of the respondents saw opportunities in crypto-currencies despite market turbulence in 2022.

Other findings of the report include:

  • 2022 was a very strong year for proprietary trading with a third of the network reporting a very good or exceptional year
  • Cost bases grew for most firms in 2022 with staffing and market data fees rising at the fastest pace
  • Trad Fi prop firms that trade crypto are taking out default insurance and reducing the number of exchanges they trade on in the wake of the collapse of FTX
  • Passive liquidity schemes, such as speed bumps, have generally been seen as positive by the market

To download the full report, fill out the form below.