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Equities Trading Solutions: to Buy or Build?

Why you need a mix of third-party and in-house technology, and how to get it right By: Steve Grob, CMO, ION Capital Markets, Fidessa Since the global financial crisis, top-tier equities trading businesses have been contending with a mounting series of challenges. Volumes have flattened. Commissions have fallen. Regulation has tightened. Meanwhile, the rise of…

Could MiFID II be the Unlikely Catalyst of AI Adoption in Capital Markets?

By: Terence Chabe, Business Development Manager, Colt Technology Services We are a year on from MiFID II coming into effect, and while the regulation hasn’t caused any of the more apocalyptic consequences predicted, it has transformed the day-to-day life of those working in capital markets. One key change is the vast amount of data firms…

A-Team RegTech Summit New York Emphasises the Importance of Innovation as a Foundation for Firm Data Practices

A-Team Group’s second annual RegTech Summit arrived in a snowy New York City on November 15, 2018 to cram a crowded day with expert speakers, controversial topics, deep-diving discussions and problem-solving solutions. An impressive attendee line-up of over 200 delegates comprising industry leaders, financial institutions and senior decision-makers added to the atmosphere, while our pioneering…

RavenPack, CloudQuant Team Up for Modelling Initiative

Machine-readable news platform provider RavenPack has granted access to its historical data to crowd researchers seeking alpha signals on CloudQuant’s online Python and JupyterLab-based tools. The initiative aims to support data scientists designing tools to improve financial modelling. Both RavenPack and CloudQuant have noted a need among crowd researchers for access to Wall Street quality…

SIX Partners to Develop Post-Trade AI Based Services

SIX, owner of the Swiss stock exchange, has entered a strategic partnership with Israel’s Cortica and Hong Kong’s Duotem Capital to develop artificial intelligence (AI) based services for the securities industry. Initial work will focus on the post-trade industry, with a viable service expected to be demonstrated in coming months. The collaboration will identify and…

Demand Derivatives Partners GMEX to Deliver Innovative Futures Exchange and Clearing House

Demand Derivatives, a creator of novel derivative instruments, and GMEX Group, a provider of exchange and post-trade technology solutions, are partnering to produce a US regulated futures exchange, RealDemand Board of Trade (RealBOT), and clearing house, RealDemand Clearing (RealClear). The partnership includes GMEX taking a minority equity stake in Demand Derivatives. RealBOT and RealClear are…

Société Générale Selects Duco Platform as Part of Plan to Reinvent Operations

Société Générale has reach agreement to deploy Duco’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise reconciliation and control platform as part of its focus on reinventing its operations functions to provide better insights, enhance customer service and improve data governance. Société Générale will use the Duco platform to automate key reconciliation processes across all business areas, dramatically improving efficiency…

RegTech Summit Calls for Collaboration Between Vendors, Users and Regulators

A-Team Group’s RegTech Summit returned to London last week with an impressive line-up of keynote speakers, lively panel discussions and an innovative regtech showcase featuring four newcomers to the market. The event also hosted numerous sponsors exhibiting leading regtech solutions and was joined by over 200 capital markets participants keen to further their knowledge of,…

Stakeholders Must Work Together to Create a RegTech Ecosystem to Support Innovation

Stephane Malrait, Managing Director of Market Structure and Innovation in Financial Markets at ING, urged the industry to join forces to support growth, development and innovation and overcome the high barriers to adoption for regulatory technology solutions in his keynote speech at the opening of A-Team Group’s RegTech Summit at the Tower Hotel in London…

The Evolution of the Multi-Asset Class Trading Desk

By John Greenan, CEO, Alignment Systems Over the past 30 years, the buy-side trading desk has undergone a fundamental transformation, specifically in two linked areas: automation of high-touch and low-touch trading, and the rise of multi-asset class trading. Alignment Systems worked with FactSet to document this transformation with an eye on understanding where the industry…