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The Great Reshuffling of 2016

February 1, 2016 by Object Trading   Comments (0)           

This article is from the Object Trading blog, and is reproduced here with permission. By Steve Woodyatt
The Great Reshuffling of 2016 Helping the buy-side and sell-side optimise new relationships to access growing, moving liquidity
London, January 29, 2016 – The search for liquidity has overtaken the low latency arms race.  Market participants’ survival is about more than simply managing risk and cost; it now requires reaching trading venues in...

You Can't Hide Your Earnings from HFT . . . and That's a Good Thing!

January 6, 2016 by Wall Street Horizon   Comments (0)           

By Eric SoderbergThis article originally appeared on the Wall Street Horizon blog and is re-published here with permission
Previous research has shown that the attention constraints of human traders (investors and market makers) has lead to systemic effects on stock prices.  The less attention there is on a stock, the less efficient that stock's price will be to a negative earnings surprise, for example.
Weekend DistractionsWhen DellaVigna and Pollet (2009) researched this phenomenon...

Is there a hidden quantum code that rules the Stock Market?

January 4, 2016 by Ovidiu Racorean   Comments (0)           

Recently, quantum gates and quantum circuits have been found when portfolios of stocks were simulated in quantum computation processes. This astonishing discover might pointing out to the existence of a bizarre quantum code that  rules the stock market transactions.


 Quantum computation and financial markets

To take an advantage over the competition, financial institutions must adopt new scientific ideas and advanced technologies very early in their development....

Addressing Bottlenecks around Real-Time Risk Reporting

December 16, 2015 by Software AG   Comments (0)           

By Nigel Farmer
The demand for real-time information in today’s banking and finance world is constantly growing. There has always been a need for real-time data on the trading desk of course, but that requirement is now expanding into areas such as enterprise risk reporting, which has traditionally operated on more of a batch-driven, T+1 basis.
Although much of this demand is being driven by regulations such as BCBS239 and MiFID II, there are also some very valid...

How Buy-Sides Are Dealing With Sell-Side Retrenchment

December 9, 2015 by Object Trading   Comments (0)           

This article was originally published at the Object Trading blog, and is reproduced here with permission. By Steve Woodyatt

Over the last twelve months, Object Trading has conducted extensive research into how trends in the futures industry are affecting the buy-side. We interviewed a range of buy-side representatives including large systematic hedge funds, proprietary trading houses, market makers, and medium and long term CTAs. We also convened two round-tables, the first...

[Video] Connectivity Under MiFID II

December 7, 2015 by Ullink   Comments (0)           

This video from Ullink explores how regulatory changes are affecting the connectivity landscape in Europe and beyond.Featuring Rebecca Healey, Founder & Managing Partner of Incisus Group, in conversation with Richard Bentley, Chief Product Officer, Ullink; Stuart McDowell, Global Head of Client Connectivity, Societe Generale; and Arjun Singh-Muchelle, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs, The Investment Association.For more info, visit 

MiFID II: Clock synchronisation and meeting the divergence challenge

December 7, 2015 by Velocimetrics   Comments (0)           

By Adam Woolhouse, Head of Sales, Trading Systems, EMEA and APAC at Velocimetrics Ltd
MiFID II will introduce the requirement for trading venues, their members and participants to synchronise the business clocks used to record the date and time of reportable events to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). According to the latest regulatory technical standards, published in September, for this information to be valuable, these parties will need to adhere to a maximum divergence from UTC....

[Video] Addressing Liquidity Issues in the Fixed Income Markets

November 30, 2015 by The Realization Group   Comments (0)           

Financial Markets Insights - Peter Fredriksson of Baymarkets, Stu Taylor of Algomi and Industry Consultant Jeremy Venables speak to Mike O'Hara of The Realization Group about the current state of liquidity in the Fixed Income markets, and how technology is being used to address some of the problems facing both the buy side and the sell side.http://www.baymarkets.comhttp://www.algomi.com

Digital transformation - when business & technology go hand in hand

November 27, 2015 by The Realization Group   Comments (0)           

In this article, Mike O’Hara and Adam Cox of The Realization Group explore opportunities for financial services firms to undergo digital transformation, a concept some companies have thus far been slow to embrace. The benefits are proven in other sectors, but banks and other financial firms have been cautious about adopting many of the new technologies that make transformation possible. What’s holding them back, how can they overcome those hurdles and what advantages can...