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The Trading Mesh

June 2015

Time to sort RFQs?

June 30, 2015 Comments (0)           

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

I was reading my colleague’s blog today on RFQs and it looks like this could be another aspect to the slow motion car wreck otherwise known as MiFID II. The problem this time is that the regulators have completely redefined the whole RFQ model. Imagine I ring you up and ask you to make me an offer for a watch I am thinking of selling. Because we...

The Tomorrow People

June 19, 2015 Comments (0)           

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

Josh was in high spirits, trading had been good that day. He had downloaded an algo app overnight that allowed him to arb Google dollars against Apple iCoins. It was no longer any use, of course, as by now everyone else had downloaded it too. But his edge had been that his simulator had processed it faster than anyone else. This was required by the regulator to...