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Anne Plested

Setting a good example

Meanwhile in another part of Europe, time is running out for Swiss equivalence. The one year period previously granted in December 2017 is set to expire on 31st December. Switzerland needs equivalent ...

03 Dec 2018
Ivy Schmerken

CAT is out of the Bag

Despite a one-year delay and other missed deadlines, the order-tracking system known as the Consolidated Audit Trail is back on track as exchanges were due to begin reporting required equities and opt...

03 Dec 2018
Capital Markets Technology
Darren Bishop

Content is king, the venue is all a matter of choice

A famous sportsman and music lover once said, “If you are a serious boxer, fight at the Royal Albert Hall. If you are a footballer, play at Wembley. If a DJ, mix at the Ministry of Sound.” Until recen...

03 Dec 2018
Capital Markets Technology
Marc Gratacos

Reflections on FIX Trading France 2018

The FIX Trading Community’s second annual France Trading Briefing, held in Paris on November 22, picked up the baton and ran with a number of themes already touched on at its September Nordics briefin...

03 Dec 2018
MiFID
Simon Barnby

Tokenised Assets: The Next Evolution in Capital Markets

The capital markets structure of today is firmly rooted in modus operandi that have existed for decades. Although technology has transformed how firms actually trade financial markets and manage their...

29 Nov 2018
Capital Markets Technology
Patrick Chambeau

Are you in the driver’s seat? How innovative drivers can inspire traders

There are many synergies with the Formula-E concept and the financial markets. Both operate in a fast-moving market and parallels can be drawn between between drivers and traders; both are in some way...

28 Nov 2018
Innovation in Financial Services
Christian Voigt

It is about time

Last Friday, ESMA finally published its long anticipated call for evidence on periodic auctions. Periodic auctions became popular in 2017 and even more so through 2018 and so they are often linked to...

14 Nov 2018
MiFID
Ivy Schmerken

Big Data: Getting Granular with ESG Factors

With the growth in sustainable investing, there’s been a surge in data on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors over the past few years. Demand for ESG data is rising as asset managers lo...

05 Nov 2018
Hedge Fund Technology
Olivier Deheurles

The theory of thinking differently: banks moving to cloud without multicast support

Einstein once said that the “measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” In the complex world of financial markets, change is very much afoot, as the major institutions seek to overhaul their l...

31 Oct 2018
Capital Markets Technology
Tayloe Draughon

The Market Data Fire Swamp

Market Data in the trading industry reminds me of the Fire Swamp in the movie “The Princess Bride” (1987). Do you remember the Fire Swamp? It was characterized by three primary dangers - The Creatures...

26 Oct 2018
Fintech
Patrick Chambeau

The sell-side needs a collaborative workflow solution

Every day, several trillion dollars of securities are traded around the world, often executed in fast-moving volatile markets, as we have seen this week. Between 2000 and 2013, the size of the debt ma...

18 Oct 2018
Unified Communications in Financial Services
Noel Rohayem

Four Ways to Invest in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

Interest rates are on their way up. In September, The Federal Reserve increased the federal funds rate from 2% to 2.25%, the eighth increase since December 2015. With that said, rates are still low by...

09 Oct 2018
Financial Risk Management