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Brief description: Head of Product and Strategy, EMEA Vela Trading Technologies

Joined: February 24th, 2017

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Ollie Cadman wrote a new blog post titled When Dark Pools Go Dark

By Ollie Cadman, Head of Business Operations Vela Trading volume is rapidly shifting from dark pools to block trading venues under MiFID II, so market participants need technology to access multiple platforms. It is less than three months since the recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) came into effect and European markets are already changing. New block trading venues that had been slowly ramping up in recent years have now been fully unleashed, gaining traction as dark trading is curbed under the MiFID II regime. Double Volume Caps The double volume cap (DVC),...
(17 days ago,(2018/04/09))

Ollie Cadman wrote a new blog post titled Navigating Systematic Internalisation

Liquidity in Europe is to be rerouted under MiFID II, as the business model of broker crossing networks (BCNs) is being overhauled and more OTC equity volume is being brought under pre-trade transparency rules due to the revised Systematic Internaliser (SI) regime. Tracking liquidity in the transformed landscape will be challenging; firms will need to consider how well their existing market access and order-routing options can continue to provide access and meet best execution obligations in what is expected to be a more fragmented market place after 3 January 2018. At present BCNs represent...
(216 days ago,(2017/09/22))

Ollie Cadman wrote a new blog post titled Demystifying DEA

The following blog was originally published by Vela Trading Technologies and is reproduced here with permission   With less than 200 days to go until the implementation of MiFID II, the uncertainty surrounding direct electronic access (DEA) shows little sign of resolution. I recently attended a panel discussion on the topic at the IDX conference in London, at which a number of important issues were raised.   The concept of DEA, whereby a market participant directly accesses a trading venue by using the trading code of a member firm, is simple enough. But there is still confusion...
(304 days ago,(2017/06/26))