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FIX Nordic Trading Briefing 2018: Evaluating Change and Finding Opportunities

October 15, 2018 Comments (0)           

The past twelve months have witnessed some of the most significant changes ever to take place within the Nordic financial markets, with many key market dynamics having altered in the process. As such, the return of the FIX Trading Community Nordic Trading Briefing, now in its 9th year, was a highly-anticipated event on the calendar for many in the industry, myself included.


This year’s excellent opening address was delivered by Kerstin Hermansson, Managing Director of the...

What to expect at the FIX Nordic Trading Briefing

September 5, 2018 Comments (0)           

By Peter Fredriksson, Chairman og Baymarkets AS, Norway
The 9th FIX Trading Community Nordic Trading Briefing is just around the corner and this year’s conference promises to live up to the event’s reputation for stimulating and informative discussion, with a Nordic twist. 

MiFID II is on everyone’s minds and we’ll be looking at what market participants need to know to thrive in a post-MiFID II environment. But the event covers much more than that,...

Clearing without a guarantee fund?

August 22, 2018 Comments (0)           

The need to provide a guarantee fund has long been a deal-breaker for frontier and emerging financial markets, given the sizeable investment required to create one. New approaches however, are allowing operators of these markets to implement the necessary clearing functionalities without having to put such a guarantee fund in place.


The “CCP-light” model

Recent developments in clearing applications now provide rich functionality such as real-time risk...

Tackling the hot topics: FIX Nordic Trading Briefing 2017

October 18, 2017 Comments (0)           

Last month saw the return of the FIX Trading Community’s Nordic Trading Briefing to Sweden, the largest FIX event in the Nordics and now firmly established as a key date on the industry’s calendar. This year’s line-up also attracted record attendance – which I believe was in no small part due to the keynote speaker Klas Granlund, Director of the Market Analysis department, Finansinspektionen. For many, the pull was of course to understand first-hand about how...

Looking Ahead to FIX’s Nordic Trading Briefing

September 5, 2017 Comments (0)           

FIX Trading Community’s Nordic Trading Briefing will soon be returning to Sweden for its eighth year, with an innovative line-up of the key topics of relevance to this region’s financial services professionals. As such, I am delighted to be joining them for the day and am looking forward to serving alongside Morten Lindeman, CTO of Infront, as we will be co-chairing the event together this year. I am also particularly looking forward to hearing this year’s keynote address,...

Bringing Agility to Clearing & Post-Trade

July 25, 2016 Comments (0)           

One of the more significant impacts of this current era of regulatory reform in the global Financial Markets industry is that many systems and processes – particularly across the middle and back office – are undergoing a complete overhaul and restructuring.
One example of this is in the OTC derivatives market, where the move towards a centrally cleared model is putting banks, brokers and other clearing firms under pressure to adapt their risk, clearing and post trade...

The real meaning of OTC

June 30, 2015 Comments (0)           

By Peter Fredriksson, Baymarkets
For the past half-dozen years, the world’s over-the-counter (OTC) markets have had to adjust to a radically new regulatory environment. Ever since the Pittsburgh Declaration by Group of 20 leaders in 2009, which called for member countries to require trade reporting and tougher capital rules for OTC derivatives trades that weren’t centrally cleared, participants have been grappling with major uncertainties about what exactly the...

Grease is the Word…

May 14, 2014 Comments (0)           

By Peter Fredriksson, BaymarketsIn a previous blog post, I wrote about how the evolution of hybrid trading is bringing together the best aspects of voice broking and electronic trading in OTC markets such as commodities and fixed income.
One of the great things about hybrid trading platforms is the way they allow the key enablers of OTC markets - the brokers and dealers who ‘grease the wheels’ that keep the markets functioning - to continue to operate in ways that make...

Speed Dating by Candlelight – The Growth of Twilight Pools

January 30, 2014 Comments (0)           

 By Peter Fredriksson, Baymarkets   
With today’s fragmented markets, firms are faced with an increasingly wide choice of trading venues on which they can execute their business. The majority of these fall into one of two categories; either lit markets or so-called dark pools of liquidity. However, there is a third way. An increasing number of market operators are now starting to adopt a “twilight pool” approach, where the level of opacity is controlled to...

And the Winner Is… Hybrid Trading!

November 4, 2013 Comments (0)           

By Peter Fredriksson, CEO, Baymarkets
With the structure of global OTC markets – particularly OTC derivatives -  going through some fundamental changes at the moment, it is perhaps not surprising that the main focus of many firms in the industry right now is on how to comply with all of the new regulations that impact their business.
But just complying with rules and regulations and doing no more than that is never going to give a firm a competitive...