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Not a lot of people know that

Not a lot of people know that Commonly attributed to Sir Michael Caine, what a lot of people don't know is that it was actually said by someone else. “Not a lot of people know that” With MiFiD II just...

21 Dec 2017
Ivy Schmerken

Wrestling with OMS and EMS Decisions

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...

19 Dec 2017
Capital Markets Technology
Steve Grob

Bitcoin futures - the best idea ever?

I read yesterday that Cboe is bringing forward the launch date for its Bitcoin futures contract in a bid to usurp its rivals at the CME. This set me thinking about the likely impact of these contracts...

05 Dec 2017
Ivy Schmerken

Is Market Structure Tied Up in Knots?

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...

01 Dec 2017
Retired Member

Trading Platforms Delivered as a Service

During the last decade the term “cloud” has become a mainstream keyword in most of IT topics. The cloud has changed the way institutions and companies are managing their needs. As a concept, when di

27 Nov 2017
Harneet Bahri

A Closer Look At What Warren Buffet Bought And Sold In Third Quarter

The third quarter was pretty good for the US markets as we saw all-time highs being made. However, this also meant that big investment managers and companies made little changes to their portfolio. Th...

23 Nov 2017
Personal Finance
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Can you cut it? Costs that is

Nobody ever said it would be easy 2017 has seen the rules change, the financial services sector will never be the same again. Competition is rife, regulation is overwhelming, and customer attitudes ar...

21 Nov 2017
Capital Markets Technology
Anne Plested

More unanswered questions

At first glance, the MiFID II trading obligation for shares seems fairly benign, bringing the bulk of equities trading ‘safely’ back to regulated execution venues. Whilst appearing all encompassing, i...

16 Nov 2017
Mary Defilippe

Can blockchain move from buzz to real world commodity solutions?

If you follow technologies serving the commodities markets, you will have likely heard of ‘blockchain’. And if you have heard of it, but are still confused about what it might mean for your particular...

14 Nov 2017
Steve Grob

Loophole lunacy

According to the Collins English dictionary a loophole is defined as "a small mistake which allows people to do something that would otherwise be illegal". The same dictionary offers an alte...

14 Nov 2017
Retired Member

MiFID II, DAY II: Enforcement, Mitigation, Systems, Productivity

If Day 1 is January 3 then Day 2 is any time after that. Implementing systems day 2 may be prove to be a smarter way to invest in compliance and productivity. European market regulators will go-liv...

10 Nov 2017
Ivy Schmerken

MiFID II: Down to the Wire on Commodity Position Limits

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...

01 Nov 2017