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The New Normal for Outsourced Trading

In the first of a series of webinars, we look at the impact of COVID-19 on financial markets and how it is driving a review of operating models across the industry. Does the reaction of market participants, particularly in the front office, show potential for lasting changes in governance and market interaction?
Recorded Apr 15 2020 15 mins
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Penny Biggs, Chief Strategy Officer and Gary Paulin, Global Head of Integrated Trading Solutions
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