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BestEx Research System Offers Continuous TCA Review to Reduce Implicit Costs

Former AQR trading chief Hitesh Mittal’s new BestEx Research Group has launched its multi-asset trading system with a strong emphasis on best execution and lower trading costs. The new platform features a back-testing platform, broker-neutral transaction cost analysis (TCA) and sophisticated execution algorithms, which will be made available to more than 500 fund managers via...


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BestEx Research System Offers Continuous TCA Review to Reduce Implicit Costs

Former AQR trading chief Hitesh Mittal’s new BestEx Research Group has launched its multi-asset trading system with a strong emphasis on best execution and lower trading costs. The new platform features a back-testing platform, broker-neutral transaction cost analysis (TCA) and sophisticated execution algorithms, which will be made available to more than 500 fund managers via...

New FX Spot Benchmark Launched by Raidne to Fix Past Challenges

Outsourced trading services specialist Raidne has teamed up with New Change FX to launch a new foreign exchange fixing benchmark aimed at providing an alternative to the WM/Reuters (WMR) benchmark, which has been at the centre of ongoing manipulation allegations. The new Siren benchmark has been designed to reduce the risk of abuse that has...

Why the Finance Industry Needs Traceable Timing Across All its Operations

By Richard Hoptroff, Founder and CTO of Hoptroff London. As the virtual world expands, so do the applications for highly accurate, traceable time. Its most established industry is finance. If clocks on servers drift and are untraceable back to a verified source of universal time (UTC), conflicts can arise. Orders can look as if they...

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Contractual Rights Management: It’s Time to Take Control of Data Usage

Contractual rights management has become a hot topic in financial information and market data circles following a number of public instances involving high-profile financial institutions breaching licensing agreements with data vendors – and paying the price with both significant financial penalties and damaged reputations. A potential solution for contractual rights management is the emerging Open...

Adopting AI for Superior Reconciliations

Firms’ reconciliation and exceptions management processes are manually intensive, expensive and prone to error. With rising compliance costs and greater competition narrowing margins in financial services, firms are looking to streamline their reconciliations processes through automation, giving them the opportunity to reduce the number of exceptions they manage and the time it takes to deal...

How to Exploit the Opportunities of Alternative Data

Alternative data is moving into the mainstream, driven by trading desks looking for alpha and more recently by private equity firms and corporate intelligence teams looking to gain market insight. That said, while adoption is increasing and some benefits are being realised, the data does come with caveats including incomplete datasets, poor quality, limited volume,...

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