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MiFID II Data Management: Where Are We Now?

Winston Churchill probably doesn’t spring to mind when considering Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), but his famous Battle of El Alamein description – “This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning” – fits the new EU regulation…

Fidessa Adds Tower Research Capital to its Intelligent SI Liquidity Program

Fidessa has added Tower Research Capital to its Intelligent SI Liquidity Program, helping users of its access architecture and smart order routing capabilities meet the liquidity challenges presented by Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). Tower uses a diverse set of trading strategies across a broad range of asset classes to provide liquidity…

MiFID II: Unfinished Business

Generic data issues and specific structural issues caused by the implementation of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) continue to challenge traders and brokers, despite the regulation’s relatively smooth debut on January 3, 2018 – the so-called ‘Day of the MiFIDs’. The pain points highlighted by an expert panel (see box) discussing the…

Testing Times for Algo Trading

When the EU’s wide-ranging Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) regulation came into force on January 3, 2018, traders did their best to deliver on its transparency demands and ensure they provided best execution on every trade in Europe, across all asset classes. But in justifying their actions to regulators and clients, firms…

CQG Adds Quantitative Brokers’ Best Execution Algos to its Trading Platform

Quantitative Brokers (QB) has partnered CQG to offer its best execution algorithms for futures trading on the CQG platform. Guy Cirillo, head of partnerships sales at QB, an independent provider of algorithms and data driven analytics to clients in the futures and US cash treasury markets, says: “As one of few independent providers of fixed…

What’s Next for Financial Services and MiFID II

By: Jay Patani, Tech Evangelist at ITRS In Hollywood, with every movie that hits the headlines its sequel is right around the corner. When the credits roll, it no longer marks the end of a film, but the next step in a long and lengthy franchise. The same applies in the world of financial services….

FlexTrade Integrates Kensho AI Driven Analytics into FlexTRADER EMS

FlexTrade has integrated Kensho Technologies’ pre-trade analytics solution into its FlexTRADER EMS, providing a real-time event feed to help traders make decisions when executing a trade and enhance best execution. Kensho captures events to surface company-specific developments, such as product launches, mergers and acquisitions or corporate announcements. These events come from news outlets and other…

Liquidnet Offers High-Touch Solution for Best Execution Analysis

Liquidnet has introduced Best Ex Replay, an addition to its Virtual High Touch suite that is powered by data and analytics from OTAS Technologies. The solution allows traders to recall precise market conditions to explain the context of execution decisions, investigate orders that experienced exceptional market conditions, and achieve regulatory reporting compliance. Natasha Shamis, global…

Fidessa BlockShadow Solves MiFID II Block Trading Problem

Fidessa has worked with long-standing client Redburn to deliver BlockShadow, a service driven by Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) and designed to provide intelligent access across conditional dark venues for best execution of large orders. BlockShadow manages the whole process of placing multiple conditional orders on these venues, while at the same…

Fidessa and Virtu Partnership Provides Virtu SI Liquidity to Fidessa Solutions

Fidessa and Virtu Financial have partnered to give users of Fidessa’s market access solutions access to Virtu’s systematic internaliser (SI) disclosed liquidity, as well as improved upstream workflow to manage the more complex trading environment of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). Virtu’s customisable SI price feeds are integrated to Fidessa’s smart routing…