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

Joined: February 24th, 2017


Ollie Cadman wrote a new blog post titled Many sources of liquidity, many sources of uncertainty

We are six months into a European trading and investment landscape redrawn by MiFID II. But it’s still too early to tell with any certainty where liquidity will flow. In truth, we may not have a clear picture even by the end of the year. This is partly down to the sheer scale and scope of MiFID II, but also because of the staggered timetable for rolling out a central feature of this new landscape: systematic internalisers (SIs), the mandated mechanism for bilateral liquidity provision. Suffice to say, the high degree of uncertainty demands that all market participants keep their...
(277 days ago,(2018/07/20))

Ollie Cadman wrote a new blog post titled At your service: A new model for technology in the front office gains traction

Across a variety of industries, there are clear signs of increased spending on managed services. Whether it involves software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) or platform-as-a-service (PaaS), a raft of reports and surveys show rising appetites for this new way of doing business.[1] Financial market participants are among the most enthusiastic to embrace the new as-a-service model. And it’s not difficult to see why. Whether the focus is on operations, market opportunities or broader competitive pressures, the as-a-service model offers financial firms more...
(277 days ago,(2018/07/20))

Ollie Cadman wrote a new blog post titled As multi-asset trading takes off, trading systems need to keep pace

By Ollie Cadman - Head of Business Operations at Vela You don’t need to look far for reasons why multi-asset trading is on the rise. Asset managers remain engaged in a protracted “hunt for yield” as global interest rates, despite recent rises, are at historically low levels. Trading volumes in Asia are climbing as markets look to reflect the region’s growing economic clout. Regulatory reform is forcing more financial innovation in terms of derivatives trading. And exchanges worldwide are expanding their footprints to cater to traders and investors outside...
(333 days ago,(2018/05/25))