Everyone Else

The Alta Solution

Expensive

Lean

 
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  • Do not measure or minimize transaction costs

  • Lengthy, multi-year deployments with high failure rates

  • Require a large team to operate

  • Time of trade, post-trade TCA, dealer score-card

  • Deployed in days with a proven track record

  • Fully automated for zero-touch operation

 

Tech Liability

Competitive Advantage

 
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  • Take years of development to add asset classes

  • Cannot support new regulations, trading styles, or workflows without months of development

  • Require long-term projects to add new sources of liquidity or alter execution strategies
  • Can add asset classes in days

  • Regulatory requirements pre-built to keep trading compliant while supporting evolving workflows

  • Liquidity providers added in hours, strategies changed at the speed of thought

 

Risky

Institutional Grade

 
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  • Shoehorn OTC assets into equity-centric systems, causing compliance issues

  • Cannot value OTC instruments, leaving managers with an incomplete picture of risk and inaccurate positioning

  • Require 'special tools' (typically Excel), human intervention, and cumbersome reconciliations to handle trade lifecycles

 

  • Purpose-built for OTC; no asset is too nuanced or complex to handle

  • Precise valuation and risk analytics let you play aggressively without being exposed

  • Automation at every step, meaning problems are caught at the source and resolved quickly

 

Incomplete

End-to-End

 
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  • Few asset classes and products supported

  • Basic liquidity aggregation without valuation; not a trading system but a trade capturing system

  • Only address small segments of the trading pipeline, rather than full end-to-end solutions

  • The widest coverage on the market with industry-leading functionality

  • Focus on goals, save on transaction costs, provide leverage, and automate workflows

  • Carry exposure from conception through portfolio management, trading, and settlement--all in one platform