FlexAdvantage Blog

11
Oct

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.

29
Aug

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.

4
Aug

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.

26
Jul

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.

12
Jul

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.

5
Jul

ACI UK Annual Charity Golf Day 2016

FlexTrade was a proud sponsor of this year’s Annual ACI UK Charity Golf Day, which took place at the Buckinghamshire Club on 4 July 2016. FlexTrade’s Peter Bondesen discusses.

29
Jun

MiFID II: Brexit, Pain Points and Other Hurdles

The UK’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union sent a shock through financial markets, but will it throw Britain’s compliance with MiFID II into a tailspin? FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.

6
Jun

Raising the Curtain on Treasuries

U.S. regulators are pushing for more transparency into the $13 trillion US Treasury market after several regulatory agencies found that the government securities market is more opaque than they realized. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken examines.

4
May

Will the Buy-Side Become Fixed Income Liquidity Providers?

Due to liquidity constraints, are buy-side fixed income traders prepared to play a more active role as price- makers on electronic trading platforms? FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.

12
Apr

TCA Trends: Venue Analysis Tops Buy-Side Priorities

It’s no secret that institutional traders are utilizing transaction cost analysis (TCA) for equities trading as a tool for measuring execution quality and reducing slippage against trading benchmarks. But now that TCA has matured in equities, the question is where is TCA moving next?

Page 3 of 6