Trade Research & Entry

Workflow Template

Trade Research & Entry

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.

Related KPIs : Equities Trade Executions per Equities Trading Employee, Expense Ratio: Investment Fund Management, Trade Processing Error Rate: Equities, Unit Cost: Trade Processing (Back Office),

What is Trade Research & Entry?

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.

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Q: How do you create your Workflow Templates?

A: From real-world consulting engagements with Fortune 500 leaders. We’ve spent 25 years analyzing operations at hundreds of leading companies worldwide, documenting thousands of business processes at precise levels of detail. We’ve anonymized this data—drawn from millions of dollars’ worth of consulting assignments—and have made it available to you in easy-to-use templates at affordable OpsDog prices.

Q: What can a Workflow Template do for me?

A: Boost productivity, efficiency, and service levels! Broken business processes—marked by manual workarounds, downtime, and errors—are all too common. Many businesses write off this waste as “the cost of doing business.” But you know better than that! Simply select the OpsDog Workflow Template that best fits your situation, tweak it to your liking, and then use it to train employees, identify process improvements, inform an IT project, or re-design a workflow. That’s a lot of power in your hands, cheap!

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A: Three handy versions, all in one zipped file. It’s yours to download immediately upon purchase, and includes your chosen Workflow Template in PDF format, plus Microsoft PowerPoint (which you can edit), and Visio (which you can also edit).

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