Best bank in online derivatives: JPMorgan
JPMorgan is a consistent leader in derivatives markets, and its performance on the web is no different. Other banks can match it in particular areas but in terms of offering a broad online derivatives package, none can compete.
The basis for JPMorgan's success is MorganMarkets, its cross-product research portal. Though others have come close, no other bank has yet put together a research portal so integrated, so easy to navigate, and so stuffed with useful tools and data. In the past year, the bank has been devoting its efforts to bringing this range of material more closely together - putting all its tools in one place, and making sure they are all embedded in a logical structure.
The research site's internal usage proves its value. Its pre-analysis technology automatically scans swathes of data each day, picks anomalies that could turn into trades and highlights the most promising.
That technology is now trusted by the bank's analysts as their gateway into the bank's data.
Kamran Moghadam, head of European derivatives strategy at JPMorgan, says: "The web is now the starting-point as far as our work as strategists is concerned. We scan the reports that the site generates automatically and then use them as the basis for investigating and creating trade ideas."