31 January 2015

Trade execution

David PearsonFidessa - London

Building on sure foundations

28 January 2015  |  1120 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 front office world of order and execution flow. From member access to exchanges, MTFs and dark pools, through to buy-side access to broker algorithms, it...

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Luis del PozoCapco - Zurich

5 Lessons for Online FX brokers from the Swiss Franc Moves

26 January 2015  |  1991 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 participants by surprise both on the timing and the extent of the market reaction. Over the next days it became apparent that many clients of online ...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Return of the concentration rule

22 January 2015  |  3488 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  |  3933 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  |  2546 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 ...

TagsTrade executionWholesale bankingGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Why the Daleks and Vogons were right about financial markets

08 January 2015  |  3929 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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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

No time for sentimentality

06 January 2015  |  2802 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Whether it’s Windows 8, OS X 10.10 or Android 5, modern life beats to the drum of big software releases. Since any new EU regulation includes an automatic review clause, financial markets legislation ...

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Neil Crammondevoi - london

2015 exchanges regulate !!!!!!!!

02 January 2015  |  3922 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

2015 Exchanges attempt to end disruptive trading Multiple exchanges after a decade of denial are now addressing illegal manipulative trading on their markets !These disruptive practices ; "spoofi...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Slave to a label?

18 December 2014  |  4298 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

ESMA has just published a report on high-frequency trading (HFT) activity in EU equity markets. It’s good to see the regulator producing an empirical study on such a hotly-debated and emotive topic. ...

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Steve GrobFidessa - London

Last minute shopping in Europe

05 December 2014  |  2441 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Imagine you are doing the last of your Christmas shopping – all that’s left to get is a large chunk of your favourite stock. Because you generally buy in bulk, you know to avoid the brightly lit but e...

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