17 April 2014

Trade execution

Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

'Flash Boys' in a nutshell

19 hours ago  |  668 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

The PR bluster around the new Michael Lewis book ‘Flash Boys’ is deliberately confusing, yet almost no-one seems to have read it. With the FBI investigating high-frequency trading (HFT), the issues that the book raises are clearly very serious. This is what you need to know. 1) HFT strategy is under the spotlight, specifically latency arbitrage....

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Any port in a storm?

16 April 2014  |  365 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With the European Parliament’s formal adoption of MiFID II in yesterday’s plenary session, the next fundamental industry overhaul is on the horizon. Away from all the noise around HFT, I’ve been looking at the new trading obligation for investment firms that requires them to undertake all trades in shares on a regulated market or MTF, or as a s...

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Amir HalfonMarkLogic - New York

The Case for Semantic Technology in Financial Services

14 April 2014  |  1217 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In my last post I discussed some of the common use cases of non-relational database technology within our industry. This time I’d like to turn to the use of a specific kind of non-relational technolog...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Algo identifiers galore

03 April 2014  |  1272 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With the German algo ID mandatory from 1st April, I was prompted to scan the latest MiFID II texts in this regard. Member states must require exchanges to be able to identify the different algorithms ...

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Steve GrobFidessa - London

Maybe markets are unfair, but are they rigged?

02 April 2014  |  1286 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

The publication of Michael Lewis's new book Flash Boys has reignited the whole HFT/dark pool debate (actually, maybe it's never really gone away). The point people seem to continually miss in this deb...

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Neil Crammondevoi - london

front running exchanges !

01 April 2014  |  1278 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

front running exchanges why do exchanges allow "front running " ? HFT and Algos have suffered the wrath of loss volumes over recent years but is the main culprits our exchanges ? One o...

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Maksim RokhlineAmalgam Payments - San Francisco

On B2B Payments

27 March 2014  |  2268 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

1. Business to business payments serve the area of trade and finance that is marked by heightened complexity, diversity of use cases and uniqueness of commercial interaction. Parallels with C2B com...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

What role for OTFs?

27 March 2014  |  1051 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Last week the CFTC published another no-action letter with respect to trading swaps on a European MTF. At the heart of the discussion is the question of whether European MTFs can be considered as eq...

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David CsikiINDATA - San Diego

Widespread Adoption of Cloud-Based Technology on the Horizon

26 March 2014  |  1526 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A recent survey from Oracle, Accenture, and others predicts the imminent and widespread adoption of cloud solutions by financial services firms!? Well, better late the never… As usual, large organiza...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

A consolidation of data?

20 March 2014  |  1198 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

So what does MiFID II finally say about the consolidated tape? If you remember the story so far, a number of Consolidated Tape Providers, or CTPs – each authorised to operate the data reporting servic...

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