As hedge funds and quantitative asset managers hunt for unique sources of alpha, Wall Street’s attention is turning to analysis of location data generated by mobile phones. Location data from mobile phones is now at the forefront of the push to combine data science techniques with machine learning techniques to produce actionable information on company fundamentals. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.
With only four months to go until the MiFID II’s Jan. 3, 2018 implementation date, buy-side firms are facing huge changes in disclosure and transparency requirements, which could upend their data management architectures. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.
As the SEC turns to examine market structure issues in the bond markets, it comes at a time when there has been a flurry of new electronic trading venues entering with a range of protocols. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.
By Ivy Schmerken, Editorial Director A wave of consolidation has hit high-speed trading firms and brokers in the past few months, and many are blaming low volatility and weak trading volumes in the face of rising compliance and market data costs. Starting with electronic market-maker Virtu’s acquisition of rival KCG in April, Two Sigma Securities buying …
While early movers in the big data analytics industry have mainly been quant hedge funds and systematic fund managers, is the next wave going to come from discretionary fund managers? FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.
by Ivy Schmerken, Editorial Director There is still uncertainty around the fate of the Order Protection Rule, a key rule governing U.S. stock trading that has led to more complexity, speed and order types, but also protects retail investors from receiving inferior prices on their orders. Also known as the trade-through rule, Rule 611 has …
Corporate bond trading platforms are in the news again. Platforms that have launched innovative all-to-all trading protocols are attracting buy-side firms to their venues. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.