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Justin Lyon

Are we hard-wired to herd?

A 2017 report by Investment Technology Group projected that electronic equity execution in the US and Europe would grow to around 57% and 55% respectively in 2019, up from 48% and 50% in 2015. But as ...

17 Jun 2019
Financial Risk Management
Giles Nelson

Assessing the Financial Cost of Poor Data in Banking

The cost of dirty data – data that is inaccurate, incomplete or inconsistent – is enormous. Earlier this year, Gartner reported that, on average, poor quality data cost an organisation $15 million in...

13 Jun 2019
Data Management 101
Matt Smith

MiFID II - Moving past the challenges

Since MiFID II was implemented at the start of 2018, financial markets have struggled to adapt to the new and rigorous regulatory requirements. Recently, high profile cases have brought the consequenc...

10 Jun 2019
Financial Services Regulation
Pooja K

Cryptocurrency -- All about Bitcoin and Bitcoin Wallets

It didn’t take very long at all for Bitcoin to become very popular amongst people, and when did, so many people began to invest in this coin. No matter what type of cryptocurrency you take part in, yo...

07 Jun 2019
Blockchain Observations
Priya Raj

Why FIX Session Testing is so crucial for a Trading Infrastructure

In today’s critical and regulation-based trading scenarios, the best implementation of FIX testing is required to meet regulatory requirements and to create an optimum risk averting environment at the...

06 Jun 2019
Capital Markets Technology
Ivy Schmerken

Buy Side Savviness for Data Analysis Shakes Up Broker Allocations

As asset managers become more data-driven in their analysis of execution quality, they are reallocating order flows among their broker-dealer relationships at a faster pace. That finding provided the ...

05 Jun 2019
Capital Markets Technology
Simon Richards

If a trade needs explaining, it needs recording

When Standard Chartered announced in its end of year results that it will include a $900 million provision for penalties relating to investigations into FX trading issues, trading compliance was once ...

03 Jun 2019
Unified Communications in Financial Services
Priya Raj

Leveraging FIX Protocol to automate manual IPO Processes

The current trending initiative from FIX Trading Community is the new process to automate initial public offerings as the UK regulator reviews technological innovation in primary market services. The ...

24 May 2019
Capital Markets Technology
Priya Raj

Why Every Trade Participants need to be familiar with Regulatory Reporting

The evolving requirements of ESMA and Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) persuade Reporting Entities to strategize the reporting structure of a trade. Since MiFID II implementation, it is aiming at increas...

14 May 2019
MiFID
Ivy Schmerken

Bringing it All Together: Application Interoperability for Traders

The proliferation of software applications on financial desktops is a sign of innovation in capital markets. It’s quite common for traders and portfolio managers to rely upon multiple applications as ...

02 May 2019
Capital Markets Technology
Simon Richards

How to lose USD 9 million in an hour

What’s in a call? In this world of algorithms and billions of dollars being traded in each second, the idea of a trade being done over the phone seems anachronistic. But for fixed income, commodities ...

02 May 2019
Unified Communications in Financial Services
Ivy Schmerken

Avoiding the Herd in Overcrowded Alt Data

Fundamental investment managers are mining alternative data, but some worry that the same data sets have been sold to too many people and the strategies may be overcrowded. Experts at a recent panel d...

18 Apr 2019
Hedge Fund Technology