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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…

The Electronification of Credit Markets: What’s Fuelling the Uptake

By Tommaso Di Grazia, Head of Fixed Income Product Development at ION Markets. In recent years, the credit market has become increasingly complex and fragmented, making it harder for firms to find liquidity and offer customers fast and accurate services. However, simultaneously, the market has seen a growth in electronic trading; according to industry analysts…

How Accelerator Frameworks and Low Code/No Code Can Be Used to Enhance Post-Trade Operations

By Kenan Maciel, Director of Strategy, Lab49. The Covid-19 pandemic instigated significant shocks to firms across capital markets. As a result, the need for technology platforms enabling efficient trading experiences skyrocketed. What’s more, the volatile start to this year has simply reaffirmed this notion for organizations operating in the sector. As traders seek how best…

Educating Retail: Lessons from the Terra-Luna Collapse

By Joe Jowett, CEO, StrikeX. The collapse of Terra has been one of the most significant events in the digital assets marketplace this year. The gains in the sector during the pandemic are now well-documented – Coinbase’s user base more than doubled between late 2019 and 2021 and Bitcoin saw a 300% increase in valuation…

A-Team Group Names Winners of 2022 TradingTech Insight Awards USA

A-Team Group announced the 2022 winners of its acclaimed TradingTech Insight (TTI) Awards USA today. The awards recognise excellence in trading solutions and services for capital markets, and focus on vendors providing exceptional and innovative trading infrastructure, technology, and data solutions dedicated to the challenges faced by firms operating in the US trading environment. This…

A-Team Group Releases the Third Edition of its Trading Regulations Handbook

A-Team Group is delighted to announce the publication of its Trading Regulations Handbook 2022, the third edition of its guide to financial markets regulations for trading technologists. With trading regulations constantly being updated, unforeseen risks continually emerging, social and environmental movements transforming the market, and digital technologies evolving rapidly, it is more essential than ever…