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7 days ago,(2018/03/16)
big xyt wrote a new blog post titled Winning business by navigating through the new liquidity landscape
By Robin Mess, CEO, big xyt MiFID II offers a fresh start for business relationships in capital markets. By reframing the way in which dealers and trading venues seek to manage and match client trades it is implicitly changing where buy-side firms choose to route and execute their orders. A new framework The new directive, and its sister regulation MiFIR, have established a new regulatory framework for trading venues by categorising any trading mechanism as either a regulated market (RM), multilateral trading facility (MTF), organised trading facility (OTF) or systematic internaliser (SI)....
14 days ago,(2018/03/09)
GMEX Group wrote a new blog post titled Rewiring today’s exchanges and post trade to forge tomorrow’s market success (Part 1 of 4)
By Hirander Misra, Chairman & CEO, GMEX Group The pressure is on for market operators to meet the widening expectations of customers as technology presents new efficiencies and opportunities. Market participants are seeking exchanges that can provide the latest in electronic trading and post-trade infrastructure. Not only that, they’re looking for operators who are future-proofing those services with platforms that can adapt to, and incorporate, new innovations such as Blockchain as well as connect with a broad range of external technologies. In this series of blogs, we will...
16 days ago,(2018/03/07)
AQMetrics wrote a new blog post titled Risk Reporting challenges Algo Trading Firms
By Geraldine Gibson, CEO, AQMetrics Sweeping new rules and technological advances have given regulators unprecedented insights into the markets they’re charged with overseeing. A constant stream of high-quality information from exchanges around the world is arming regulators with the analytics necessary to rigorously enforce this year’s MiFID II rules. Gaining access to the same breadth of market intelligence can prove difficult for investment and trading firms. Market data vendors do a fantastic job of gathering and distributing data, but they typically specialise within...
20 days ago,(2018/03/02)
Shiran Weitzman wrote a new blog post titled MiFID II is here but the regulators have only just got started
MiFID II may have come a little too quickly for some companies. Its scope, the slow pace of its formulation and the myriad interpretations of its applications and implications meant much of the EU’s financial services industry had to rush through changes to comply with it. Many firms struggled to meet the January 3 deadline despite hundreds of City workers spending the Christmas break – their holiday leave cancelled – rushing to put processes in place in time for the 3 January deadline. That so many companies were ready in time is an achievement in itself, given that a...
37 days ago,(2018/02/14)
Software AG wrote a new blog post titled Back Office Warned to “Mind the Gap”
Written by Paul Fermor - UK Solutions Director for Software AG The post-trade landscape is in desperate need of transformation; the technology that underpins it has reached a critical point in terms of cost, capacity and complexity. It is fraught with risk. Consequently, banks and infrastructure providers need to initiate transformation - either without impacting legacy technology, or with a view towards wholesale replacement. In other words, they need to “mind the gap.” This is what was generally agreed at The Realization Group and Software AG’s recent industry...
38 days ago,(2018/02/13)
Verne Global wrote a new blog post titled Deploying HPC within Financial Services: Which path should your firm follow?
Written by Stef Weegels - Director of Sales, Verne Global Against a backdrop of accelerated industry change, forward-thinking banks and fintech firms are increasingly turning to high performance computing (HPC) to secure a competitive edge and mitigate risk. The heightened focus on HPC is also reflected across other industries with global IT forecasts predicting that the global HPC market will expand by 5% year-on-year to more than $46 billion in the next decade . The financial services industry is one of the key sectors fuelling such growth. Across the board many firms now view their HPC...
42 days ago,(2018/02/09)
Mike O'Hara wrote a new blog post titled Let the Data Flow
By Mike O’Hara, The Realization Group and George Andreadis, TreoTrade Data is becoming increasingly important in the new economy and has been called the world’s most valuable resource. So how can we help financial services firms unlock this value? Legacy systems Over the last two decades or so, as banks and asset managers have tried to put systems and processes in place to build business value, their legacy technologies have often been a limiting factor, in particular because of their siloed approach to data. For example, a bank might want to develop an application for...
45 days ago,(2018/02/06)
The Realization Group wrote a new blog post titled Q&A with Allan Goldstein, Trade Informatics
Harrington Starr announced Definitive List of the 100 Most Influential FinTech Companies 2018 at the FinTech Influencers event in London. Allan Goldstein, CFO, COO and CCO at Trade Informatics explains why Why was the company set up? How did you select the vertical and decide to be a part of the global FinTech community? We set up Trade Informatics in 2009, prior to the global FinTech surge, to extend on our experiences in institutional equity trading. At this time the industry was largely high-touch plus a nascent low-touch with basic benchmarking algorithms. The major sell-side...
48 days ago,(2018/02/02)
Amrish Ganatra wrote a new blog post titled Aggregation 2.0 – Putting Clients First!
By Amrish Ganatra - Managing Director, Commcise With little innovation having occurred in the Aggregation industry over the last 20 years, we believe it is in serious need of a reboot. Enter, stage right, Aggregation 2.0. To understand this story, though, we first need to rewind to the opening scene… How did Aggregation arise? Commission Sharing Agreements (CSAs) are used around the globe to unbundle execution and research commissions. In the US, less than 40% of trading volume is unbundled using a CSA, with the bulk still being still traded at a bundled ('full-service')...
58 days ago,(2018/01/24)
Commcise wrote a new blog post titled Ensuring that research charging policies stand up to scrutiny
By Amrish Ganatra - Managing Director, Commcise Now that MiFID II has come into force, we look at what processes ESMA expects asset managers to have in place to demonstrate transparency and robust research valuation. On 10 November 2017, ESMA published the latest version of its Q&A designed to provide clarity on the application of MiFID II and MiFIR requirements. The section on inducements (updated in early April) outlined options for firms to ensure that the allocation of their research budget to third-party providers, and the determination of the payments made from that...
62 days ago,(2018/01/20)
AQMetrics wrote a new blog post titled Regulatory reset: What Irish funds need to know about CP86
By Lorraine Lyons - Business Development Representative, AQ Metrics For the Irish Fund Management industry in the coming year, one regulatory change stands out: namely the introduction of the Fund Management Companies Guidance, or CP86. This far-reaching set of initiatives has of course been in the pipeline since 2014, when the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) launched the consultation process, and so many of the elements outlined in CP86 should already be in place. However, the deadline for all Irish Funds to demonstrate their compliance with the new rules has now been set for 1 July 2018. In...
72 days ago,(2018/01/10)
Dik Vos wrote a new blog post titled The open age of banking: technology’s role in driving customer trust and loyalty
In the age of choice, where consumers can switch services at the click of a button, the only provider that has remained constant for many is their banking provider. UK consumers generally give a high amount of trust to their banking provider, with 85 per cent of customers saying that they trust their bank with personal information and to manage accounts efficiently. While many banks interpret this as consumer loyalty, the reality is that many people stay with their chosen provider out of fear of the presumed upheaval switching providers entails, and concern that their data and money will be...
77 days ago,(2018/01/05)
Stef Weegels wrote a new blog post titled Financial firms gain agility with High Performance Computing-as-a-Service
By Stef Weegels Today’s financial firms rely heavily on data and technology in all aspects of their business. And in areas such as derivatives pricing, risk analytics, quantitative modelling, portfolio optimisation and bank stress-testing, the use of high performance computing (HPC) to rapidly perform highly complex calculations on large data sets is becoming increasingly prevalent. HPC is now being applied to an ever wider range of use cases. In recent years one of the most important has been around regulatory compliance. In particular, banks are now required to have strong...
91 days ago,(2017/12/22)
Matthew Lempriere wrote a new blog post titled Blockchain for financial institutions
Firms operating in the financial services industry must wonder when this era of digital disruption will end and ‘business as usual’ start again. It is unlikely to happen any time soon because the blockchain, a distributed ledger technology (DLT) with immense transformational potential, is maturing rapidly. Blockchain is a secure database shared by all parties participating in an established, distributed network of computers. It records and stores every transaction that occurs in the network, and transactions can only be stored if there is ‘consensus’ from all of the...
93 days ago,(2017/12/19)
Mark Hall wrote a new blog post titled Building bridges to the future
Few industries have pivoted towards digital transformation like financial services. Capital market firms routinely deploy automated high frequency trading models, insurers are using advanced data analytics to provide more personalised policies, and established retail banks have embraced mobile technologies as a way to deliver better customer experiences and target new demographics. This strategic shift has been driven by the threat of competition from non-traditional players including pure digital ‘neo banks’, new peer-to-peer lending platforms and ‘tech-first’...
99 days ago,(2017/12/13)
Matthew Lempriere wrote a new blog post titled Can Big Data deliver a Big Future for banks?
Banks have always collected and stored large volumes of data to inform their business decisions. Today, the scale and speed at which data is being created and interpreted might seem overwhelming, but for firms that harness big data it can provide critical competitive advantages. Innovative firms throughout the industry are using advanced analytics tools to inform product and service development, reach new markets, and optimise processes and functions. For example, capital market institutions are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques to develop trading...
100 days ago,(2017/12/12)