Speaking on FI Roundtable 6: Maximising your data

Sharon Ruffles is the Head of Fixed Income Dealing, EMEA & APAC at State Street Global Advisors. Recognizing the potential of automated execution in the credit space, Sharon has successfully implemented such systems in rates trading, focusing on efficiency while exercising caution in volatile markets. Emphasising the importance of an Execution Management System (EMS) and data analytics, Sharon is keen on optimising trading approaches. Sharon envisions a future where data-driven insights will increasingly inform execution strategies, ultimately leading to more automation. However, she emphasises that while data analysis is crucial, traditional trading skills remain indispensable in navigating complex market conditions. Sharon aims to complete the feedback loop by integrating data analytics into trading strategies, ultimately driving efficiency and effectiveness in execution protocols.