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Steve GrobFidessa - London

Be careful what you wish for

26 April 2017  |  4272 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Those of us who remember the good old days will recall the industry debate as to how much dark liquidity was really in existence. In one corner were the exchanges who, through FESE, claimed that the amount of malevolent dark trading going on was unacceptably high. In response the brokers claimed through their trade body, AFME, that actually it was...

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Steve GrobFidessa - London

Thomas in Blockland

22 February 2017  |  4581 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Thomas the crossing network wasn't happy. For years he had enjoyed helping his friends buy and sell things amongst themselves. Sometimes he would even step in directly and agree to buy or sell something himself, especially if there was there was an awful lot of it. But now he had a tricky choice to make. The ruler of the land, The Regulator, had b...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Mince pies and MiFID

03 January 2017  |  3279 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I spent the holidays diligently researching the best brand of mince pies in order to settle a pre-Christmas debate here at the office. Naturally my criteria included a number of factors including (but...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

I'm afraid of Americans

16 November 2016  |  3739 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It’s always cool when two different things come together to make you think. That’s exactly what happened on my commute this morning as I listened to David Bowie’s much-underrated album, Earthling. Jus...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Anyone for MiFID 3?

12 October 2016  |  4080 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I was chatting with some the Reg folks in the office yesterday and the spectre of MiFID 3 came up. Before you all jump off the window ledge there is no official notion of this yet, but when will the r...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Blockchain is the answer but not in the way you think

27 September 2016  |  4197 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 ...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Central Risk Books - the new black for capital markets

20 September 2016  |  4445 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 ...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Mexico blues

27 July 2016  |  4103 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  |  3929 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  |  5174 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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