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Upcoming Webinar: The evolution of market surveillance across sell-side and buy-side firms

Date: 21 September 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Market surveillance is crucial, and in many cases a regulatory requirement, to ensuring orderly securities markets and sustaining confidence in trading. It can be breached and has become increasingly complex in the wake of the Covid pandemic, Brexit, and…

Exchanges Are Becoming Data Marketplaces

Exchanges and other trading venues have long derived revenue from sales of their data; in some cases they operate substantial businesses based around sales of their real-time quotes and other market data services. But few are well set up to deal with growing demand for other datasets they may generate from their core activities, such…

Trading Regulations Handbook 2021

In these unprecedented times, a carefully crafted trading infrastructure is crucial for capital markets participants. Yet, the impact of trading regulations on infrastructure can be difficult to manage. The Trading Regulations Handbook 2021 can help. It provides all the essentials you need to know about regulations impacting trading operations, data and technology. A-Team Group’s Trading…

Symphony’s Cloud9 Acquisition Lays Path for Combining Voice Communications with Natural Language Processing

Infrastructure and technology platform provider Symphony’s recent acquisition of electronic communication specialist Cloud9 Technologies for an undisclosed sum is aimed at allowing the combined entity to offer new services and solutions combining trader voice with natural language processing (NLP) and automation. The company believes this approach will accelerate trade flows, improve transactional accuracy, and extend…

Brexit: Equivalence is Dead. What Now?

Last week, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first speech at Mansion House, outlining his vision for the UK’s financial services industry. During the speech, while stating that the UK government’s ambition following Brexit had been to reach a comprehensive set of mutual decisions on financial services equivalence, he conceded that “this has not happened,”…

The Capital Markets Enterprise 2021: Digitalizing for Competitive Advantage

By Nathan Snyder, Head of Banking and Capital Markets Consulting, DXC Luxoft. Many financial institutions find themselves at a crossroads as they take stock of concerns about their ongoing financial viability. As they attempt to return to some semblance of normal in the wake of the pandemic, many banks need to decide how to respond to the…

Gedik Investment Selects Horizon as Algo Trading in MENA Region Grows

Gedik Investment, a leading brokerage house in Turkey, has chosen Horizon Software as its platform for algorithmic execution of equities on the Borsa Istanbul exchange. Gedik has implemented both the TWAP and POV trading strategies offered by Horizon, allowing the Gedik team to time trades efficiently and instantly benefit from significant changes in price. “The…

Glue42 and Deephaven Collaborate to Deliver Pre-Trade Risk Management at Top 10 Hedge Fund

Desktop integration specialist Glue42 has partnered with Deephaven Data Labs, a next-generation data platform, to build a unified portfolio management platform for a top 10 global hedge fund, delivering a pre-trade risk and regulatory compliance module as an initial use case. The hedge fund had four specific goals in mind, says Reena Raichura, Head of…

Outsourced Trading: Is the Buy Side Asking the Right Questions?

By Chris Jenkins, Managing Director at Tora. Outsourced trading is a hot topic in the industry today. By all accounts, there is a fast-growing trend amongst asset managers to outsource some or all of their front office trade execution activities to third parties. In fact, a recent study from Standard & Poor’s Greenwich Associates found…

Mitigating Compliance Risk by Matching Application Usage to Data Licensing Obligations

As financial institutions consume more market data from more sources than ever before, the task of administering external data services is growing both in complexity and scale. At the same time, data services are increasingly consumed by applications rather than humans, and these applications often consume more data than humans and produce derived data. As…