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Financial Markets Operations Response to COVID-19: Best Practices for Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting all walks of life, and carries with it implications for society beyond even the obvious and immediate health impact. Business is being hit across the board, with many corporations sending staff home in an effort to keep them both safe and working. It’s clear that firms can’t rely on a…

Delivering Algo Performance through Enhanced Market Simulation

The global shift toward unbundling of research services from execution is forcing sell-side institutions to focus on differentiating their service offerings as they vie for buy-side liquidity in an increasingly competitive marketplace. With soft-commissioned research and high-speed connectivity to trading venues no longer potent as differentiators, the sell side is acknowledging that the quality and…

MiFID II: Navigating the Emerging Liquidity Landscape

The September 1 deadline for full implementation of the Systematic Internalisation (SI) regime marked the beginning of a whole new liquidity landscape, with firms on both sides of the equation grappling to understand the long-term implications of the new system on Europe’s financial markets. Navigating these waters in the coming months will be challenging for…

Systematic Internalisation Under MiFID II: What’s Needed Now

From September 1, 2018, firms within the scope of MiFID II that breach volume thresholds set by ESMA on August 1, 2018 for internal matching of client orders will be required to register as systematic internalisers (SIs) and operate within the SI regime detailed in the regulation. Sounds pretty straightforward, but that is far from…

MiFID II: What’s Next?

With regulators indicating that they will enforce MiFID II in the second half of this year, how robust is your compliance solution? How ready is it to take on the oncoming requirements of the regulation? And to what extent do you need to review and renew systems to achieve a sustainable, industrialised and cost-efficient solution?…

MiFID II: Time for Action

As the January 3, 2018 compliance deadline for Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) approaches, trading businesses within the scope of the regulation must address outstanding technology issues around elements such as transparency, best execution, algorithmic trading, high frequency trading, time synchronisation and systematic internalisation. This White Paper, sponsored by Itiviti, discusses MiFID…

Countdown To MiFID II: Best Execution, Brexit and Trading Infrastructure Best Practices

The events of 2016 have muddied the waters for financial institutions operating in Europe that need to figure out how planning for possible outcomes of Brexit will in turn affect compliance with European MiFID II regulation taking effect in January 2018. While it is widely recognised that firms will have to make major changes to…

Trading Beyond the Horizon: Fragmentation Drives Multi-Market Execution

In 2010, financial markets participants will continue to expand their trading activities as liquidity increasingly becomes fragmented, seeking alpha in new markets, best execution in dark pools, arbitrage opportunities across the order book and by implementing high frequency and complex, multi-leg, cross asset class strategies. The successful operations – whether they be the proprietary desks…

Issue 6: Low Latency – Are You Performing?

Even as the financial markets undergo unprecedented turmoil, the drive to lower latency shows no sign of abating. Why is this? Put simply, it’s because low latency technologies enable those competing in the financial markets – whether they be sell-side firms, buy-side firms, exchanges or alternative trading venues – to run ahead of the pack….