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Fidessa wrote a new blog post titled Algo Wheels and Analytics – Are the Sell Side meeting the Buy Side's needs?
Following on from my last article – Low Touch Trading – The Transition from Algos to Service, I had the chance to reflect on another area covered at the recent FIX Conference. During my panel on the changing needs of the Buy Side from the OMS/EMS perspective, we polled the audience to see if the Buy and Sell Side aligned regarding technology priorities. Question: What is the Buy Side's top technology priority with respect to their order flow. As you can see, the results indicated a considerable disconnect between both side's focus, and what followed was a great...
40 days ago,(2018/06/07)
Fidessa uploaded a media item titled Algo Wheels 40 days ago,(2018/06/07)
The Realization Group wrote a new blog post titled Changing landscapes: Electronic trading picks up the pace in commodity markets
While electronic trading, technology and related infrastructures are now a well-established, if not essential, part of highly-liquid markets such as equities or spot FX, the rate of adoption has been markedly slower in the commodities space. But the past year in particular has seen a notable upturn in demand for electronic trading, from both newer entrants as well as more established venues. Nicola Tavendale and Mike O’Hara of The Realization Group talk to Ollie Cadman of Vela, Jamie Turner of the London Metal Exchange, Andrew Polydor and David Perkins of TP ICAP, Fraser Bell of BSO and...
47 days ago,(2018/05/31)
The Realization Group wrote a new blog post titled HPC strategies for financial services: The playing field widens
Produced by The Realization Group in association with Verne Global Introduction The financial marketplace today is dominated by growing regulatory requirements, constantly changing liquidity conditions and increasingly complex asset-class strategies by firms across the spectrum. In such an environment, it’s no longer only top-tier banks that need vast amounts of high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to handle the huge number of calculations needed for risk management, trade idea generation, compliance or a host of other functions that sell-side and buy-side organisations carry...
49 days ago,(2018/05/29)
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53 days ago,(2018/05/25)
Fidessa wrote a new blog post titled Low Touch Trading - The Transition from Algos to Service
By Chris Monnery, Electronic Execution Business Development at Fidessa Last month, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel on the changing needs of the Buy Side from an OMS/EMS and execution perspective. This led to a lively debate on what the Buy Side is looking for, and how ready the Sell Side is to provide it. As a vendor that services both the Buy and Sell Sides, Fidessa is uniquely placed to recognize nascent trends in their relationship. Nowhere does this become more in-focus than in electronic trading, where we see the Sell Side is wholly focused on providing a...
54 days ago,(2018/05/25)
The Realization Group wrote a new blog post titled Bridging the Gap: New Approaches to Creating a Culture of Innovation
In the last four years, investment banks have been significantly underspending on innovation. According to data compiled by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG)1, change-the-bank (CTB) spend is almost flat at a rate of around one percent and only a small proportion of that spend is on true innovation, with as much as 80% focused on legacy system upgrades. At the same time, demand for cutting-edge technologies and agile systems has never been greater, with financial organisations increasingly recognising the need for innovation to become an ingrained part of their...
54 days ago,(2018/05/24)
Shiran Weitzman wrote a new blog post titled Building a data management blueprint
By Shiran Weitzman, CEO, Shield Financial Compliance Compliance teams who are able to bring the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) together with the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) will provide a sturdy yet flexible framework for data management within their firm. MiFID II’s reporting requirements are notorious, for the breadth and depth of data they require firms to collect. The scale of the problem is characterised by the range of data types that need to be aggregated to build reports, the technical challenges that the process entails...
63 days ago,(2018/05/15)
big xyt wrote a new blog post titled Boom in tick-data-as-a-service
By Robin Mess, CEO, big xyt The rise of quantitative analysis is mirrored by a rise in demand for its fuel – data. With one feeding the other, investment firms and banks are increasingly reliant upon products and services that can be tested and proven in a way that for many markets was impossible ten years ago. As a result, the use of outsourced tick data provision is becoming prevalent in order to support that rapid growth. Tick data – capture of the price, time and volume for every order and execution across the instruments on a given trading venue – can provide enormous...
63 days ago,(2018/05/15)
Colin Slight wrote a new blog post titled Financial innovation 101
By Colin Slight, Managing Director, The Realization Group Large financial institutions need impetus from both senior management and individual businesses to successfully embed a culture of innovation To an outsider, the capital markets sector might look to be blazing a trail of innovation in 2018. With thousands of plucky, energetic FinTechs threatening to uproot the very foundations of the financial system with artificial intelligence, distributed ledgers and other advanced technologies, this is clearly a sector where the appetite for disruption is thriving. Yet paradoxically, many of the...
67 days ago,(2018/05/11)
The Realization Group wrote a new blog post titled Systematic Internalisers – Data holds key to challenges and opportunities in MiFID II era
MiFID II broadens the scope of the systematic internaliser (SI) regime, not only to cover more asset classes, but also to apply more stringent rules, with the aim of improving pre-trade transparency and improving price efficiency and client executions. To examine the far-reaching consequences and practical implications for liquidity seekers and providers, against a backdrop of tougher Best Execution requirements, Chris Hall and Mike O’Hara of The Realization Group talk to Ollie Cadman of Vela, Citi’s James Baugh, Sun Trading’s Jamal Tarazi (Sun...
74 days ago,(2018/05/04)
Andy Mather wrote a new blog post titled It's time for cybersecurity teams to play the collaboration game
Written by Andy Mather, Financial Service and Emerging Technology at Telstra Global If you're a tad sceptical about the value of collaborative approaches to producing security-related technologies, you need look no further for confirmational evidence than one of the most prodigious platforms on the planet: the Dark Web.There, you will find a criminal fraternity running thousands of marketplaces in which they are making available tens of thousands of collaboratively-produced, open-source hacking tools at any one time. To say these hackers are successful at collaboration would be the...
77 days ago,(2018/05/01)
Andy Mather wrote a new blog post titled MAR and beyond: Making market surveillance work for your company
Written by Andy Mather, Financial Service and Emerging Technology at Telstra Global In 2017, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recorded an approximate 75% increase in the number of investigations for potential market misconduct, compared with the previous year. What’s the reason behind the rise in numbers? Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight at the FCA, credits the introduction of the Market Abuse Regime (MAR) in 2016 as one of the key factors. Why does the industry need MAR? Due to the scale and damage of recent high-profile scandals, such as...
82 days ago,(2018/04/26)
Ollie Cadman wrote a new blog post titled As multi-asset trading takes off, trading systems need to keep pace
By Ollie Cadman - Head of Business Operations at Vela You don’t need to look far for reasons why multi-asset trading is on the rise. Asset managers remain engaged in a protracted “hunt for yield” as global interest rates, despite recent rises, are at historically low levels. Trading volumes in Asia are climbing as markets look to reflect the region’s growing economic clout. Regulatory reform is forcing more financial innovation in terms of derivatives trading. And exchanges worldwide are expanding their footprints to cater to traders and investors outside...
83 days ago,(2018/04/25)
Trade Informatics wrote a new blog post titled The new buy side toolkit
From broker and algo wheels to alpha profiling and scorecards, best execution is changing rapidly and traders are enthused by the opportunities ahead Amidst rising costs, squeezed profit margins and onerous regulations, it might not seem the ideal time to be a buy-side trader, but in fact there may never have been a better time. That was the optimistic feeling that emerged from a panel discussion hosted by Trade Informatics, Eze Software and Plato Partnership in London on March 20. With speakers from Liontrust, Barclays, Kepler Cheuvreux, Trade Informatics and Eze Software, it was agreed...
85 days ago,(2018/04/23)
Trade Informatics wrote a new blog post titled Blueprint for best execution
Tools to reduce subjectivity in the selection of brokers and strategies yield new efficiencies and improve performance among asset managers, writes Allan Goldstein of Trade Informatics It is said that there is more than one way to skin a cat, and in this era of heightened transparency and intense drive to achieve best execution, investment firms should bear this in mind. From algo wheels and broker wheels to bracketing and scoring of algos and counterparties, there are multiple ways to implement effective execution strategies. Trading desks must work closely with their portfolio managers to...
90 days ago,(2018/04/18)
BSO wrote a new blog post titled Agility and Ability: Seizing new opportunities in FX
Today’s FX market is almost entirely unrecognisable from the industry it was a mere four or five years ago. By Michael Ourabah, CEO, BSO In a very short space of time, we have seen the dominance of tier-one banks effectively challenged by the rise of leading electronic FX network providers such as EBS BrokerTec, Thomson Reuters or FastMatch. By having established a presence in the key three global FX trading centres – London, New York and Tokyo – and offering low latency connectivity between these hubs, they are increasingly attracting lucrative flow from algo and HFT...
95 days ago,(2018/04/13)
Trade Informatics wrote a new blog post titled Three months on, MiFID II gets a mixed report
After three months, MiFID II still evokes mixed feelings and some components may need to be reviewed, but it has had some positive effects More than three months have passed since MiFID II was implemented across Europe, but it is still far from certain that the comprehensive new rulebook is actually improving execution services and transparency for end investors. At a panel discussion hosted by Trade Informatics, Eze Software and Plato Partnership in London on March 20, representatives of brokers, investment managers and software providers agreed that MiFID II so far has given rise to...
95 days ago,(2018/04/13)