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Depicting Crypto’s Data Dilemma Before the Next Winter Cold Bites

By Berta Ares Lombán, Head of Digital Assets Financial Information at SIX. The crypto winter, when a basket of leading cryptocurrencies lost around $1.9 trillion in value, put a much-needed spotlight on the long-term future of digital assets. While this is not the first time cryptocurrencies have seen significant adjustments to their valuations, the fallout…

Recorded Webinar: New trends and technologies influencing post-trade digitalisation

While digital transformation of front-office functions at financial institutions is well underway, the back office is lagging, calling on firms to reassess and innovate post-trade processes. The need for change is highlighted by specific issues, including the move towards T+1 settlement and increasing regulatory scrutiny of post-trade processes, as well as broader challenges of legacy…

LeapXpert Partners with OpenFin to Increase Productivity Around Messaging Apps

LeapXpert, the enterprise-grade business communication platform, has announced a strategic partnership with OpenFin, the operating system (OS) of enterprise productivity. Under the partnership, LeapXpert’s Federated Messaging Orchestration Platform will be integrated into OpenFin OS, enabling traders and other enterprise employees to retrieve critical information sent through messaging applications without leaving their primary workspace or interrupting…

Recorded Webinar: Adding cloud to your high performance trading infrastructure

Adding cloud to high performance trading infrastructure offers the benefits of scalability, faster development, and lower capex costs – but can it meet required speeds of data delivery, does it limit the extent of available data, and how can low-latency data be sourced in the cloud? Still more, is it feasible to run a complete…

Are Professional Traders Ready to Board the Crypto Rollercoaster?

By Thomas Schmeling, Managing Director, CryptoStruct GmbH. With cryptocurrency daily volumes regularly topping $200 billion, trading strategies that exploit the sector’s volatility are increasingly attractive. Combine that with the imminent reduction in regulatory headwinds, and it’s not surprising that professional proprietary trading firms have begun taking crypto seriously. But gearing up to access various crypto…

A-Team Group-Partnered Publication Looks into the FinTech Crystal Ball

Charting the digitalisation of the financial industry is the beating heart of what we do at A-Team Group. And we are delighted and proud to have had the opportunity to take our messaging further, for the first time co-producing a special supplement on the Future of Finance in a major British national newspaper. The “Future…

The Growing Adoption of Time-as-a-Service in Electronic Financial Markets

In electronic financial markets, time plays a critical role. The speed at which market data is processed, orders are generated and routed, and trades are executed, is today measured in milliseconds, microseconds and – in some cases – nanoseconds. This has led to the need for more granular measurement of time, more precision in the…

A-Team Webinar to Review Trends and Technologies in Post-Trade Digitalisation

In financial markets, digitalisation is a hot topic. But until now, much of the work around digital transformation has been focused on front-office workflow and the customer experience, rather than back-office functions. But the back office is arguably where a clear digitalisation strategy can yield some of the most significant benefits, particularly as the industry…

FCA Fines Citigroup Global Markets £12.5 Million for Market Abuse Failings

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued Citigroup Global Markets with a fine of more than £12 million for failing to properly implement the EU’s Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) trade surveillance requirements. The failure meant that Citigroup Global Markets could not effectively monitor its trading activities for certain types of insider dealing and market…

A-Team Webinar to Discuss Adding Cloud to High Performance Trading Infrastructure

The cloud is playing an ever greater role in financial markets, and firms across the sector – buy side, sell side and trading venues – are increasingly looking at how to make best use of it within their trading infrastructure, given the benefits that cloud offers in terms of its elasticity & scalability, the rapid…