29 September 2016

Fidessa Fragmentation Index

Steve GrobFidessa - London

Blockchain is the answer but not in the way you think

27 September 2016  |  2788 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Barely a week goes by without yet another announcement heralding a new blockchain initiative in capital markets. It almost seems that if you are the CIO of a major financial institution and you don’t have a blockchain project underway then you simply have nothing to talk about at dinner parties any more. But what is really going on is that these f...

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Steve GrobFidessa - London

Central Risk Books - the new black for capital markets

20 September 2016  |  3443 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I first came across the term "central risk book" at an event in Rome a couple of weeks back. It seems like it's the banks’ answer to the dark pool caps that will be upon us in a little over a year. As of January 2018 banks won't be able to operate their own dark pools in their current form and it seems that the preferred option is to bec...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Mexico blues

27 July 2016  |  3581 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Back from a couple of weeks in Mexico where it seemed the whole world was going steadily insane (or maybe that was just the tequila). Anyways, it was reassuring to start the week with another "wo...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Brexit hangover

30 June 2016  |  3337 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I was out fairly late last night at an industry function and almost forgot that I had an internal Brexit briefing this morning. As the memories of the fine Barolos I'd been served rescinded, I engaged...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Bumpy road ahead?

20 May 2016  |  4885 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Interesting story in the FT today about IEX and its application to become a fully-fledged exchange. At issue is IEX’s so-called 'speed bump' that will slow down the HFT 'boy racers' and so make market...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Apple shows the way for trading systems

12 May 2016  |  2576 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Interesting to read that Apple is reportedly deciding when, not if, to cancel music downloads from iTunes. The idea, of course, is to move everyone over to its Apple Music streaming service. This got ...

TagsTrade executionInnovation
Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Has the futures industry just been Uberised?

31 March 2016  |  8885 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

A seemingly innocuous news item from my good friend John Detrixhe at Bloomberg got us all chatting here at Fidessa Towers this morning. The story was about how Eurex Clearing was going to allow large...

TagsTrade executionWholesale banking
Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Slicing up the merger mania cake

09 March 2016  |  7531 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

One of the great things about industrial logic is that it's easy to slice it up in so many different ways. This appears to be exactly what is happening with the DB1 LSE merger and the rumoured counter...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Germany and the UK show the way

24 February 2016  |  6373 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The pixels were barely dry on my last blog post on the regulatory impact of a potential Brexit on the City of London, when news broke that LSE Group was in talks with Deutsche Börse over a "merge...

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulationBrexit
Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Brexit blues

22 February 2016  |  5220 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Interesting to read over the weekend that London's mayor Boris Johnson has decided to throw his charismatic and not inconsiderable weight behind the "NO" campaign. Most agree that this shift...

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