31 October 2014

Trade execution

Christian VoigtFidessa - London

More rules, more problems?

5 hours ago  |  310 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Fixed income, commodity and currency (FICC) markets are dominated by the big boys, the professional traders and investors. In this proverbial ‘champions league’ of markets, retailers are restricted to cheering from the side-lines. Perhaps because it has been assumed that these highly sophisticated professional traders can fend for themselves, the...

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Steve GrobFidessa - London

Is Turkey voting for Christmas?

23 October 2014  |  1407 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The recent announcement from BATS Chi-X Europe that it intends to list Turkish stocks got the phones ringing here at Fidessa Towers. Both local Turkish brokers and pan-European houses wanted to know if, how, and when Turkish stocks might fragment like their European counterparts. A colleague mentioned to me that surely the local Istanbul excha...

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Graham TempletonRed Hound - London

Post-trade messaging projects - how do I know when I'm done?

17 October 2014  |  2038 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Being responsible for a large enterprise integration project brings with it an ominous set of challenges. If you're project managing such an endeavour then you need to have a constant mind on how you ...

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Anne PlestedFidessa - London

Algorithmes de type francais

16 October 2014  |  1308 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Just as we’re all getting used to the idea of having to flag algos on an EU-wide basis under MiFID II by 2017, the French regulator recently published further guidance under the French banking bill ...

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Robert PowellEtrali Trading Solutions - London

The next challenge: fostering a culture of good conduct

03 October 2014  |  4765 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Few industries have faced sterner criticism over culture and conduct than financial services. Unfortunately, the growing regulatory burden means this challenge is more complex than ever. The Libor sca...

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Igor GramatikovskiSimCorp - London

T plus 2: a hop, skip and a jump from T plus 0

03 October 2014  |  2442 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

After many years of anticipation, October heralds the arrival of a T+2 settlement regime in Europe. Nearly all European markets (with the exception of Spain which will move at a later date) will b...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Whatever happened to the surveillance beast?

03 October 2014  |  1520 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

When Level 1 of the Market Abuse Directive (MAD) II was discussed two years ago there was talk of ESMA potentially establishing a massive centralised database for cross-market monitoring, aka the su...

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Kittredge CarswellCGI - Toronto

Building a true global trade business model

26 September 2014  |  346 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Banks have aspired to globalize their trade business for more than 20 years. However, building a true global trade business model involves more than just offering trade products globally. Most banks a...

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Steve GrobFidessa - London

Clear danger ahead

26 September 2014  |  1278 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As the regulators push us towards centralised clearing for OTC derivatives they may actually be making the world distinctly less safe. At face value it makes obvious sense; if one party defaults the C...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

What I did not do

19 September 2014  |  1517 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

When I got into work this morning, I decided not to return a missed call, not to review a document, not to read a report, not to ask some colleagues for advice, not to fill in my timesheet for last mo...

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