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Electronic Corporate Bond Trading at the Crossroads

08 February 2018  |  1253 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The conversation in electronic corporate bond trading has shifted away from focusing strictly on liquidity to gathering data and analyzing relative bond pricing. “The Holy Grail in the marketplace is pre-trade transparency and it’s very hard to get that transparency,” said James Switzer, head of credit trading at Alliance Bernstein speaking at Tabb...

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Alt Data on the March with Machine Learning

25 January 2018  |  6133 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The explosion of alternative data sources, such as satellite images, sentiment analysis, and geolocation data, is having a profound impact on the field of quantitative investing. Analyzing torrents of unstructured data requires sophisticated tools and technology, and this leads to opportunities as well as challenges. Alongside the boom in alternati...

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Seeking Clarity on MiFID II Inducement Trading Rules

15 January 2018  |  2293 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With MIFID II’s rules on inducements now a reality, buy-side firms are paying close attention to the costs associated with their front-office trading platforms and analytics. The EU regulation, which ...

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Wrestling with OMS and EMS Decisions

19 December 2017  |  4550 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Many asset managers are wrestling with the decision on whether to keep the order management system (OMS) and execution management system (EMS) as two separate best-of-breed systems, or switch to a sin...

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Is Market Structure Tied Up in Knots?

01 December 2017  |  5314 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With a new head of trading and markets at the SEC, there is optimism that some of the complex market structure issues – such as make-taker incentives and sky-high market data costs — will be looked at...

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MiFID II: Down to the Wire on Commodity Position Limits

01 November 2017  |  2851 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As MiFID II’s Jan. 3 go-live date draws closer, investment firms are rushing to implement systems that monitor position limits on commodity derivatives, though the majority of the limits are still unk...

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Augmented Reality Becomes a Reality for Trading

26 September 2017  |  12828 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As consumer technologies rapidly evolve, some are speculating that augmented reality could be the next big thing to transform the trader’s work space. Financial services firms are already looking at b...

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The Buy Side Delves into Mobile Data

31 August 2017  |  7619 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As hedge funds and quantitative asset managers hunt for unique sources of alpha, Wall Street’s attention is turning to analysis of location data generated by mobile phones. Location data from mobile p...

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MiFID II Transparency Puts Stress on Data Architecture

09 August 2017  |  9990 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With only four months to go until the MiFID II’s Jan. 3, 2018 implementation date, buy-side firms are facing huge changes in disclosure and transparency requirements, which could upend their data mana...

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Fixed Income Trading Protocols: Going with the Flow

27 July 2017  |  8946 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Last week, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said he asked the staff to develop a plan for creating a Fixed Income Market Structure Committee to advise the SEC on regulatory issues in the fixed-income markets...

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