FlexAdvantage Blog


What Demands Will Pull the Buy Side Towards an OEMS?

Competitive forces are at play in the OMS and EMS markets where vendors are expanding their capabilities at both ends to build the coveted OEMS. Due to tighter IT budgets, compliance mandates and expansion of electronic trading across asset classes, firms may be looking to bring these two platforms together. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.


FX Volatility “Trumping” Forward into 2017

The unanticipated election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency has boosted trading volume and volatility in currencies, and many see an opportunity to generate profits that has eluded them for several years. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.


Multi-Asset Trading Now in Vogue for the Buy Side?

Demand for multi-asset trading on the buy side has “renewed” the importance of the execution management system’s role on buy-side trading desks in the battle for screen-based real estate. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.


Equity Trading Update: Relationships, Liquidity and IOIs

With stricter regulations, capital constraints and technology costs impacting the sell side, large brokers are rationing their services and this trend is being felt on equity trading desks. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.


Smart New Rules for Smart Order Routing?

Disclosure is the rage in financial markets regulation and the latest set of proposals relate to order handling rules. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken examines further.


Impact of MiFID II: Unbundling, the Sell Side and Research Trends

European regulators are pressing to unbundle research payments from executions. Experts say that a regulatory overhaul driven by MiFID II has the potential to disrupt the global research industry. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken examines further.


FX Algo Usage Rises as Buy Side Takes Charge

Algorithmic trading is gaining ground in FX among the buy-side, but there are variations between asset managers/pension funds and hedge funds/CTAs in adopting these tools. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken examines further.


Quant Funds Get Sentimental About Big Data

Social media is creating a torrent of data every minute. But how much of this firehose is relevant to making better investment decisions? FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.


Managing Big Data After Brexit

The UK’s Brexit vote threw traders and investors off-balance and disrupted global financial markets. In a global, interconnected market, Brexit reminds firms that IT systems must be prepared for shocks to the financial system. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.


FlexTrade — Celebrating 20 Years of Leading the Way in FinTech!

On the milestone of FlexTrade’s 20th anniversary, President and CEO Vijay Kedia offers his unique perspective on the past, present and future of the company and electronic trading technology in general.

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