28 November 2014

Trade execution

Steve GrobFidessa - London

Back in Block

25 November 2014  |  1353 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

On the way in this morning, I was listening to my favourite AC/DC album and thinking about the challenges of block trading. The problem is well known - a combination of multi-market trading, algos and DMA have created a vicious cycle that continues to shrink order sizes. This is compounded by regulators who insist that lit is better than dark and ...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Synchronising regulation

25 November 2014  |  926 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

US securities industry regulator FINRA recently implemented new time-stamping rules, a topic also on ESMA’s MiFID II task list. FINRA requires US firms to express time in milliseconds when reporting trades to the FINRA facilities and order events to OATS, while ESMA’s proposal wants HFT firms to timestamp records to the nanosecond. That’s a whopp...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Stuck between a rock and a hard place

20 November 2014  |  1687 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

First proposed way back in 2011, work has been ongoing to narrow down the details of a common financial transaction tax (FTT) to be introduced across Europe. Back in May this year, all but one of the ...

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Cliff PattersonReconciliation Solutions - London

Schema Valididation and Enhanced Reconciliations

19 November 2014  |  1361 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

Based on the work I have done on reconciliations for some of the largest investment banks in the world, including those in America, Canada and the UK I'm convinced that there is room for improvement i...

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David CraigThomson Reuters - London

A new dawn for China and the global investment community

17 November 2014  |  2906 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

This is a genuinely historic week for the world’s financial markets. For the first time investors worldwide can invest directly in the companies driving this country’s amazing growth story via the Hon...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Turning down the heat on dealing commission

14 November 2014  |  1475 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As the FT reported earlier this week, ESMA is set to step back from imposing a much contested overhaul of dealing commission. The scrutiny of commissions has been a major concern for the buy-side, in...

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Bill BlytheGresham - London

Taking a best practise reconciliation approach to IBOR

12 November 2014  |  2153 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

While there’s general consensus across the buy-side regarding the value IBOR can deliver to investment firms, the debate over how best to implement it still rumbles on. There are many challenges in pr...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

The romance of private equity: Liquity

11 November 2014  |  1427 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

“You know what people say to us? They say ‘you’re inventing a new asset class. You’re inventing liquid shares in private companies” Liquity, the London-based startup taking part in the Startupbootcamp...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Refocusing on auctions

07 November 2014  |  1443 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

BATS Chi-X Europe recently announced plans to introduce opening and closing auctions for ETFs, while the LSE plans to introduce an intraday auction for all SETS equities. Although these moves differ ...

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Tom ConigliaroMarkit - London

FCA unbundling proposal: the unintended consequences

05 November 2014  |  1948 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The FCA has lost faith in the ability of the buyside to properly handle their payments for equity research and manage associated conflicts. As a result, the UK's financial regulator has proposed an ou...

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