23 August 2014

Trade execution

Steve GrobFidessa - London

The Future of Best Execution

18 August 2014  |  1138 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I was chatting with a few work colleagues last Friday about best execution and derivatives. They confidently asserted that without real fungibility (i.e. the ability to trade the same instrument on different venues), price comparison is not possible and so any notion of best-ex was pretty meaningless. By coincidence, I was later looking at t...

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Steve GrobFidessa - London

If it ain't broke, break it

12 August 2014  |  1443 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I was hoping to enjoy the last few weeks of summer in relative peace, but it seems that another regulatory storm is brewing. This time it’s over the unbundling of research and it all stems from ESMA’s interpretation that, under MiFID II, research is an “inducement to trade” and therefore cannot be paid for out of commissions. This threatens to co...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Data jigsaw

07 August 2014  |  1576 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Under the European Short Selling Regulation (SSR) uncovered short sales are banned and investment firms are required to track their net short positions and report them to relevant authorities/the publ...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Please lock the door behind you

25 July 2014  |  2058 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Under MiFID II European regulators introduce new rules around algorithmic trading. Whether it’s algo IDs, enhanced audit trails or business clock synchronisation, none of these items would have been o...

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ganeshbabu AnnamalaiRBS - Chennai

Bigdata analytics to curb rate fixing scandal

22 July 2014  |  2581 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Foreign exchange market is world's largest and least regulated financial market. Its estimated daily turnover is $5.35 trillion, according to the Bank for International Settlements’ triennial survey o...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Hang on a second!

17 July 2014  |  1286 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

MiFID II introduces the requirement to synchronise the business clocks of trading venues and their customers, standardising the recorded time on post-trade data, transaction reporting and, most import...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Tour de Force

09 July 2014  |  1317 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The current MiFID II consultation is infamously complex, covering 800 pages and 800 questions to be answered in 8 weeks. If that in itself is not enough of a challenge, ESMA invited all market parti...

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Ton MetselaarCapco - Amsterdam

Swap futures: Why should the buy-side care?

24 June 2014  |  1762 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

True or false? In the post-EMIR landscape, insurance firms and pension funds are likely to face increased cost from mandatory clearing and margining of their interest rate swaps in order to hedge inte...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Oh, for some goal-line technology!

19 June 2014  |  2059 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With the new technology in place for the World Cup in Brazil, long and unsettled disputes about whether the ball was in or out are a thing of the past. Discussing the scope of MiFID II with some marke...

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Philippe CarreSUNGARD - LONDON

Technology Innovation in Exchanges

12 June 2014  |  2126 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Exchanges have changed tremendously in recent years. The concept of a public market for trading securities has continued to evolve ever since the first exchange was established in 13th century Belgium...

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