05 March 2015

Trade execution

Steve GrobFidessa - London

GMEX - going to eleven?

19 February 2015  |  2628 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The announcement that new derivatives exchange GMEX has received investment from SocGen reopened the debate here as to the future of rates trading and who the likely winners are going to be. Reliable data is hard to come by on exactly what is happening to OTC volumes and where they are going. Such evidence as does exist seems to show a steady in...

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Neil Crammondevoi - london


19 February 2015  |  3385 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

HAS HIGH SPEED PINGING FINALLY FOUND A CATEGORY IN MARKET ABUSE ? HFT has tip toed through the market abuse field for years BUT now looks finally to have been captured . Under the COMMODITY EXCHANGE ACT (ECA) and the prohobition of spoofing ; "bidding or offering wth the intent to cancel before execution " has placed their 90% cancellat

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

On a quest for answers in Paris

18 February 2015  |  2746 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Travelling to Paris today for tomorrow’s open hearing on MiFID II, the two issues I’ll be mulling over on the Eurostar will be record keeping for trading venues and transaction reporting. Both could ...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

One step forward, one step back

06 February 2015  |  3401 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Market making, at its core, is a simple exchange where the market maker gives immediate liquidity and takes the bid/ask spread in return. This is set to become much more complicated in MiFID II as ESM...

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David PearsonFidessa - London

Building on sure foundations

28 January 2015  |  1979 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Discussing the FIX post-trade workflows with a senior operations technologist recently, he asked me “why FIX?”. It’s a great question; after all FIX has been around for 20 years! FIX dominates the fro...

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Luis del PozoCapco - Zurich

5 Lessons for Online FX brokers from the Swiss Franc Moves

26 January 2015  |  3436 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

On 15 January the SNB (Swiss National Bank) removed the floor on the EUR/CHF rate allowing it to float freely on the market. The Swiss Franc immediately appreciated by almost 20% catching most market ...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Return of the concentration rule

22 January 2015  |  3980 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… It is a period of calm, with primary exchanges enjoying relatively little competition thanks to concentration rules enforced in many EU countries requiring a...

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Jeremy TaylorGFT - London

Regulation, regulation, regulation - the 'new normal'?

14 January 2015  |  4240 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As we begin 2015, banks and other financial institutions could be forgiven if they feel a sense of ‘regulatory fatigue’. This is understandable as it is now clear that regulation is here to stay for t...

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Abdullah HiyattPerfect Storm Technology - London

Solving the corporate bond liquidity conundrum

14 January 2015  |  2820 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Financial market structure changes, largely driven by G20 reforms, are arguably the catalyst to the inefficiency and ever increasing liquidity drought in the secondary european corporate bond markets ...

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Steve GrobFidessa - London

Why the Daleks and Vogons were right about financial markets

08 January 2015  |  4073 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

An interesting debate broke out here at Fidessa Towers this morning concerning the infamous Sci-Fi phrase "resistance is useless". Should it be attributed to Dr Who’s nemesis, those metallic...

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