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GMEX - going to eleven?

The announcement that new derivatives exchange GMEX has received investment from SocGen reopened the debate here as to the future of rates trading and who the likely winners are going to be. Reliable...

19 Feb 2015
Neil Crammond


HAS HIGH SPEED PINGING FINALLY FOUND A CATEGORY IN MARKET ABUSE ? HFT has tip toed through the market abuse field for years BUT now looks finally to have been captured . Under the COMMODITY EXCHANGE

19 Feb 2015
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On a quest for answers in Paris

Travelling to Paris today for tomorrow’s open hearing on MiFID II, the two issues I’ll be mulling over on the Eurostar will be record keeping for trading venues and transaction reporting. Both could ...

18 Feb 2015
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One step forward, one step back

Market making, at its core, is a simple exchange where the market maker gives immediate liquidity and takes the bid/ask spread in return. This is set to become much more complicated in MiFID II as ESM...

06 Feb 2015
David Pearson

Building on sure foundations

Discussing the FIX post-trade workflows with a senior operations technologist recently, he asked me “why FIX?”. It’s a great question; after all FIX has been around for 20 years! FIX dominates the fro...

28 Jan 2015
Luis Del Pozo

5 Lessons for Online FX brokers from the Swiss Franc Moves

On 15 January the SNB (Swiss National Bank) removed the floor on the EUR/CHF rate allowing it to float freely on the market. The Swiss Franc immediately appreciated by almost 20% catching most market ...

26 Jan 2015
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Return of the concentration rule

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… It is a period of calm, with primary exchanges enjoying relatively little competition thanks to concentration rules enforced in many EU countries requiring a...

22 Jan 2015
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Regulation, regulation, regulation - the 'new normal'?

As we begin 2015, banks and other financial institutions could be forgiven if they feel a sense of ‘regulatory fatigue’. This is understandable as it is now clear that regulation is here to stay for t...

14 Jan 2015
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Solving the corporate bond liquidity conundrum

Financial market structure changes, largely driven by G20 reforms, are arguably the catalyst to the inefficiency and ever increasing liquidity drought in the secondary european corporate bond markets ...

14 Jan 2015
Innovation in Financial Services
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Why the Daleks and Vogons were right about financial markets

An interesting debate broke out here at Fidessa Towers this morning concerning the infamous Sci-Fi phrase "resistance is useless". Should it be attributed to Dr Who’s nemesis, those metallic...

08 Jan 2015
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No time for sentimentality

Whether it’s Windows 8, OS X 10.10 or Android 5, modern life beats to the drum of big software releases. Since any new EU regulation includes an automatic review clause, financial markets legislation ...

06 Jan 2015
Neil Crammond

2015 exchanges regulate !!!!!!!!

2015 Exchanges attempt to end disruptive trading Multiple exchanges after a decade of denial are now addressing illegal manipulative trading on their markets !These disruptive practices ; "spoofi...

02 Jan 2015