Trade Research & Entry Process Workflow Template

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Overview: Trade Research & Entry Workflow Template

This workflow template illustrates the initial data collection, research, funding and entry of trades across all asset classes. This process includes market data analysis, electronic and manual trade entry and the review and resolution of any trade entry errors. Purchase and download this template in PDF, PowerPoint (PPT) and Visio (VSD) formats. You can customize it to fit your own organization, or simply use it to better understand Trade Research & Entry processes.

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Process Details and FAQ: Trade Research & Entry

What is included in the Trade Research & Entry process?

The Trade Research & Entry process involves coordination between investment analysts (sometimes referred to as "associates"), portfolio managers, and middle/back office trade operations and support staff to research and enter trade details in preparation for trade execution. Portfolio managers analyze data and reports from their army of analysts to determine the details of the trade they are looking to make. Once the details have been outlined, the portfolio manager submits the information to the trade execution desk, where the details are entered either manually or electronically. If an error is detected in the trade entry, the trade support team is responsible for resolving and updating the trade error to ready the transaction for execution.

Which KPIs, or metrics, are typically used to measure this process?

The following metrics may be used to measure the Trade Research & Entry process:

Which employees and/or departments are involved in this process?

The following parties are typically involved in the Trade Research & Entry process:

  • Portfolio Managers
  • Trade Operations & Support Staff (Middle/Back Office)
  • Investment Analysts/Associates
  • Third Party Market Data Providers

What is the purpose of these workflow templates?

Broken business processes pervade companies, large and small. Manual workarounds, downtime, errors and other waste is thought of as "the cost of doing business." Use our workflow templates as a starting point to document your own processes. Customize them to fit your business and add "call outs" for improvement opportunities.

How are these workflow templates created?

These workflow templates are the product of over 20 years of hands-on management consulting experience, as well as research performed by the OpsDog team. All of our workflows are mapped using the BPMN 2.0 specification.

How do I download a workflow template?

Simply click the "add to cart" button and follow the process to purchase and download this workflow template. You can use any major credit card, or a PayPal account, to pay. After you have completed the purchase, you will receive a link to immediately download the workflow template in PDF, PowerPoint (PPT) and Visio (VSD) file formats. If you aren't a registered OpsDog user yet, create a free account! New users get $20 off of their first purchase.

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