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The Trading Mesh

June 2014

An eye on the 'new normal’ – the latest video from FidessaVision

June 17, 2014 Comments (0)           

The effects of the global financial malaise are receding. IPOs are up. M&A is up.
On the surface, it might seem that the economy is returning to the ‘good old days’. But the pre-2008 days are gone for good – the crisis has fundamentally changed the landscape of financial markets. Firms thinking they can return to doing business the old way will suffer. Costs need to be brought down - permanently. The firms that flourish will be those that radically rethink their...

Build vs Buy becomes Rent vs Collaborate

June 12, 2014 Comments (0)           

This article was originally published at the Fidessa blog, and is reproduced here with permission. By Steve Grob

An interesting couple of days at the International Derivatives Expo in London this week. Alongside the usual debate on OTC clearing, algo tagging and other regulatory conundrums, I was on a panel looking at the changing face of vendor relationships. What is evident is that the build vs buy debate has reached a new dimension as the economics of the FCM business,...