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John O'Hara wrote a new blog post titled The Value of Human Judgement
Current waves of digital technology innovation are offering financial services firms multiple opportunities to automate and reengineer processes, thereby generating new value propositions or improving the customer experience through lower cost or greater efficiency. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the next wave of technology innovation that is beginning to revolutionise other industries, and is being explored for new applications across the finance sector.   Through its ability to make better decisions and recommendations based on the continuous consumption and analysis of structured...
11 days ago,(2017/03/15)
Software AG wrote a new blog post titled Houston, We are Not Aware of a Problem
  This article originally appeared at Beyond B2B and is reproduced here with permission   By Simon Vincent   To make robo-advisory work in your firm you need a digital culture, not a digital makeover. The five-year-old boss I have at home (my son) wants to fly to the moon. I was told we were going to build a rocket ship. You do not argue with the boss. I took what we had and, based on what the boss wanted, we built “Rocket A.” It has electrical components, a light, a “jet” and some controls. However, my boss...
19 days ago,(2017/03/07)
Itarle wrote a new blog post titled The (Smart Order) Route to Best Execution
This article was originally published at the itarle blog and is reproduced here with permission   Increasing market fragmentation across the globe has meant that the Smart Order Router (SOR) is now a vital part of any execution strategy. And its role is set to become even more critical in the next twelve months, especially in Europe. In part I of our series on smart order routing, we set out the major challenges presented by fragmentation and the enhanced reporting requirements of MiFID II, and give an example of how itarle ensures that SOR has access to all the information it needs...
23 days ago,(2017/03/03)
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24 days ago,(2017/03/02)
The Realization Group wrote a new blog post titled Keeping a watchful eye
Best practices for maintaining trade surveillance Following the introduction of Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) across the EU in July 2016, most firms will now have been through some kind of surveillance implementation program, putting in place safeguards to ensure against abusive or manipulative behaviour. But this is only the start. Once the initial implementation phase is complete, things don’t stop there. The markets, the regulations and the business are all constantly changing. So how can firms keep pace with evolving market abuse regulations, while maintaining business as...
30 days ago,(2017/02/24)
Bips Global wrote a new blog post titled Dropping the Bomb on Asset Management
Considering the fall-out from the FCA Management Market Study   By Lene Hansen – Bips Global Ltd   It is still in the interim phase but shock waves from the recent Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Asset Management Market Study are already being felt across the industry. Despite the voluminous and diverse amount of research and findings, the Executive Summary takes very specific aim at actively managed funds. The main observation being how poorly they compare to passive funds in relation to their performance and returns, particularly after charges. It is a valid...
30 days ago,(2017/02/24)
Ollie Cadman wrote a new blog post titled Promised Return from Data Assets under MiFID II
The following blog was originally published by Vela Trading Technologies and is reproduced here with permission   European regulators are tearing down the instinctive, qualitative world of trading and replacing it with a measurable, traceable, transparent trading grid. This rigorous framework is imposed by the re-invented Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), coming into force in January 2018. It will make data an invaluable asset for trading desks. The new rules toughen demands upon equity traders – which MiFID I had harmonised across Europe in 2007 – but...
30 days ago,(2017/02/24)
Fidessa wrote a new blog post titled Thomas in Blockland
This article was originally published at the Fidessa blog, and is reproduced here with permission. By Steve Grob Thomas the crossing network wasn’t happy. For years he had enjoyed helping his friends buy and sell things amongst themselves. Sometimes he would even step in directly and agree to buy or sell something himself, especially if there was an awful lot of it. But now he had a tricky choice to make. The ruler of the land, The Regulator, had been convinced by the Exchanges that what he did was bad and so it had sent its messenger, known as MiFID 2, with a new...
31 days ago,(2017/02/23)
Certeco wrote a new blog post titled Round Table Report - Transformation to a multi-channel organisation
Discussion hosted by The Realization Group, led by Certeco, Digital Works, Aviva and Northern Trust, on 26th January 2017 The digitisation of financial services is often seen as a process of accelerated automation, or even transformation, which harnesses innovations in digital technologies to improve on and replace manual- or physical-based service provision. Automated platforms known as robo-advisors, for example, are rapidly replacing human financial planning advisors in the wealth management space. But the transformation of financial services firms into multi-channel organisations is...
33 days ago,(2017/02/21)