Move to electronic trading will increase hedge fund use of futures

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US hedge funds set to increase use of algorithms

Increasing use of algorithms among US hedge funds and other buy-side institutions will spur more futures trading, according to research* by capital markets advisory and research company Tabb.

Competition among buy-side firms will prompt institutions to refine their execution strategies to include automated trading tools, says the report, which looks at predictions for the market over the next 12 months.

The research separates commodity trading advisers (CTAs) from other hedge fund strategies. Wh