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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 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...
(61 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...
(148 days ago,(2017/06/26))

Ollie Cadman wrote a new blog post titled MiFID II just got political

The following blog was originally published by Vela Trading Technologies and is reproduced here with permission   In March 2017, Vela hosted an executive roundtable in London on the cross-asset challenges of MiFID II. In the second of three event reports, we discuss how buy-side, sell-side, and market operator attendees were all keenly aware that large political and secular decisions could have a considerable effect on the impact that MiFID II will have upon their businesses. Consequently, investment firms need to consider these dynamics when assessing the impact of MiFID II upon their...
(159 days ago,(2017/06/16))