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Winning business by navigating through the new liquidity landscape

March 9, 2018 by big xyt   Comments (0)           

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),...

Rewiring today’s exchanges and post trade to forge tomorrow’s market success (Part 1 of 4)

March 7, 2018 by GMEX Group   Comments (0)           

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...

Risk Reporting challenges Algo Trading Firms

March 2, 2018 by AQMetrics   Comments (0)           

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...

MiFID II is here but the regulators have only just got started

February 14, 2018 by Shiran Weitzman   Comments (0)           

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...

Back Office Warned to “Mind the Gap”

February 13, 2018 by Software AG   Comments (0)           

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...

Deploying HPC within Financial Services: Which path should your firm follow?

February 9, 2018 by Verne Global   Comments (0)           

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...

Let the Data Flow

February 6, 2018 by Mike O'Hara   Comments (0)           

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...

Q&A with Allan Goldstein, Trade Informatics

February 2, 2018 by The Realization Group   Comments (0)           

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...

Aggregation 2.0 – Putting Clients First!

January 24, 2018 by Amrish Ganatra   Comments (0)           

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...

Ensuring that research charging policies stand up to scrutiny

January 20, 2018 by Commcise   Comments (0)           

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...