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TradingTech Insight Q&A: Driving Technology Innovation in Fixed Income

With Edoardo Pacenti, Head of Trading Tools for Fixed Income at ION Markets. In the last decade, the global fixed income markets have been going through a steady process of transformation, with technology playing an ever more important role. Trading is slowly becoming more automated, new venues are proliferating, and both market participants and vendors…

When Being Digital is No Longer Enough to be Different – A New Take on Build vs. Buy

By Matt Barrett, CEO, Adaptive Financial Consulting. Technology has transformed financial services over the past decade – dramatically increasing efficiencies, simplifying some workflows and improving accessibility – benefiting everyone from large institutions to fintech start-ups. In this constant race to embrace technology, digitalisation has gone from being a ‘nice to have’ to becoming ubiquitous –…

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…

Cloud, Trading Infrastructure Modernisation, Digital Transformation Are Hot Topics at This Year’s TradingTech Summit Virtual

The three key themes of Cloud, Trading Infrastructure and Digital Transformation underpinned A-Team Group’s 2021 TradingTech Summit Virtual earlier this week, which brought together speakers and panellists from across the financial markets technology sector. Irina Sonich-Bright, Managing Director at Credit Suisse, in conversation with A-Team’s Andrew Delaney, started proceedings by giving an upbeat outlook on…

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,”…

TRG Screen Combines and Enhances FITS and INFOmatch Capabilities to Deliver Optimize Spend

TRG Screen has added Optimize Spend to the Optimize platform it introduced late last year. The first solution on the platform, Optimize Spend combines, extends and enhances the best of TRG’s FITS and Screen’s INFOmatch, which TRG acquired in 2018, to offer a best-of-breed market data and subscription spend management solution. Further additions to the…

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…

Indosuez Wealth Management Automates ETF Trading with Bloomberg Rule Builder

Indosuez Wealth Management, the global wealth management brand of Crédit Agricole Group, has become the first bank to adopt Bloomberg’s Rule Builder for automated ETF trading, following a pilot testing period. Rule Builder is a trade automation solution that covers fixed income, FX, equities, futures, and now ETFs. The system is designed to help traders…

Industry Leaders to Discuss Innovation, Cloud, Digital Transformation and Trading Infrastructure at Upcoming Virtual Summit

In its first iteration since the global Covid-19 pandemic, next week’s A-Team TradingTech Summit Virtual has a sharp focus on how emerging technology and infrastructure are presenting capital markets organisations with the opportunity to digitally transform their businesses. With the work from home phenomenon and the explosion in data volumes pointing to the need for…

Straits Financial Joins TrueFX to Enhance Clients’ Access to FX Liquidity

Singapore-based brokerage house Straits Financial Services has joined TrueFX, a trading facility for spot FX, as a clearing member, to provide FX brokers and buy-side firms in the Asia Pacific region with direct market access to spot FX liquidity. TrueFX was launched last year by technology vendor Integral and investment bank Jefferies, in a move…