We are proud to announce that we are launching a new module on our SaaS platform: Direct Trading via the FIX protocol. This way, we become one of the first companies to introduce trading automation to a wealthtech solution.
The new module is a huge step not only in digitising wealth managers’ daily operations but also in building a one-stop-shop for wealth management data. It allows our users to send buy and sell requests directly to a stock exchange from the WealthArc platform. There’s no need to log in to an online banking system or export Excel files with trading positions. The whole process from portfolio analysis to placing a trading request takes place within the platform.
The new feature will be first available for custody accounts held at Swiss-based wealth and asset manager Pictet. However, our engineers are already working on extending the trading feature to other custodian banks. The efforts focus around Switzerland for now as this is where most of the assets managed by our clients are held.
Introducing trading modules has been the top priority of our team this year. We observed significant demand for trading automation, and we are proud that our team managed to deliver it in such a short time. Now, we will focus on making it available for assets held across diverse European custodian banks.
Karol Bozykowski, Product Manager at WealthArc
Our users maintaining multiple custodian bank relations will benefit from the FIX Direct Trading feature in the following ways:
Better Results by Responding to Market Changes Faster
With the trading feature, WMs don’t have to call nor email anyone. Once they observe an investment opportunity, all they need to do to send a trading request to a stock exchange are just a few clicks. It allows them to react immediately and generate better results.
More Time Thanks to Moving all the Process to One Platform
With the FIX trading feature, WMs don’t need to log in to their banks nor any other systems to send a trading request. The whole procedure begins and ends at the WealthArc platform, so asset managers don’t even need to start a new session.
Keeping Portfolios Balanced with Investment Guidelines
Thanks to WealthArc’s automatic investment guidelines checks, WMs always know if their portfolio composition meets their clients’ requirements. Once they exceed the limits, the system informs them what trading operations they should take to balance their portfolio.
Trading via the FIX protocol is a wealth management novelty, but we expect it to become an industry standard in no time. According to our latest report Technology as Vaccine: How COVID-19 Impacts Wealth Management, the COVID-19 pandemic showed WMs the potential of wealthtech, especially in terms of process automation.
Direct trading adds up to WealthArc’s set of WM automated features. Our platform already automates portfolio data consolidation, client relationship management, and compliance among others. To find out more about these features, dive deep into our product.
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