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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…

Levelling the Playing Field in US Equities

Q&A with Joe Wald, Managing Director & Co-Head of Electronic Trading at BMO Capital Markets The US equities market microstructure landscape is evolving. The introduction of Reg-NMS and the National Market System in 2005, designed to promote efficient and fair price formation across securities markets, has had many positive effects in terms of greater competition,…

Firms Should Focus on Operational Resilience in Trading, Refinitiv Report Suggests

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the subsequent disruption caused by remote working and extreme market volatility, firms need to rethink their approach to operational resilience for their trading businesses, not only to ensure business continuity, but also to manage regulatory change and develop greater agility and efficiency. That’s the recommendation of a recently…

Glue42 Teams with Cloud9 to Integrate Voice Trading into Desktop Applications

London-based desktop automation specialist Glue42 has partnered with voice communication and analytics provider Cloud9 Technologies to deliver a full suite of voice trading capabilities to the institutional marketplace. The partnership aims to provide users with remote access to all trading floor connectivity and services, as well as secure access to voice data, counterparties and regulatory…

Navigating the Post-Brexit Trading Landscape

By Mike O’Hara, A-Team Special Correspondent. It’s now almost four months since the UK exited the EU, and from a trading and market infrastructure perspective, a clearer picture of the post-Brexit landscape is starting to emerge, although there are still many uncertainties that lie ahead. How have market participants, venue operators and their supporting ecosystem…

Recorded Webinar: Trade surveillance: Deploying monitoring and surveillance capabilities for today’s new normal

Let’s face it: The old ways aren’t coming back. A plethora of challenges brought on by the covid-19 pandemic, coupled with unrelenting market volatility and uncertainty, have pushed financial service firms to look for rigorous monitoring and surveillance solutions to meet the demands of the emerging trading landscape. Working from home (WFH) has increased the…

With First CFTC Limits Deadline Past, FundApps Urges Firms to Plan for Next Wave

Practitioners reported general readiness for last month’s introduction of new CFTC rules around position limits, a decade after the regulator first floated its plans for changing them. Regulated firms are now being urged to prepare for further changes scheduled for next year, which will introduce new exchange rules and federal limits on derivatives contracts not…