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Algo Wheels and Analytics – Are the Sell Side meeting the Buy Side's needs?

June 7, 2018 by Fidessa   Comments (0)           

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...

Changing landscapes: Electronic trading picks up the pace in commodity markets

May 31, 2018 by The Realization Group   Comments (0)           

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...

HPC strategies for financial services: The playing field widens

May 29, 2018 by The Realization Group   Comments (0)           

Produced by The Realization Group in association with Verne Global
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...

Low Touch Trading - The Transition from Algos to Service

May 25, 2018 by Fidessa   Comments (0)           

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...

Bridging the Gap: New Approaches to Creating a Culture of Innovation

May 24, 2018 by The Realization Group   Comments (0)           

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...

Building a data management blueprint

May 15, 2018 by Shiran Weitzman   Comments (0)           

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...

Boom in tick-data-as-a-service

May 15, 2018 by big xyt   Comments (0)           

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...

Financial innovation 101

May 11, 2018 by Colin Slight   Comments (0)           

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,...

Systematic Internalisers – Data holds key to challenges and opportunities in MiFID II era

May 4, 2018 by The Realization Group   Comments (0)           

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...

It's time for cybersecurity teams to play the collaboration game

May 1, 2018 by Andy Mather   Comments (0)           

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...