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23
Feb

Best Multi-Asset EMS: FlexTrade

Gone are the days when institutional trading usually meant equities trading only. In a world where other asset classes like fixed income, foreign exchange and derivatives are increasingly traded electronically a la equities, FlexTrade Systems has evolved its product suite accordingly. “FlexTrade continues to make great strides in the multi-asset EMS space,” said Jamie Benincasa, …

13
Feb

The Best Route to an FX White Label Solution – e-FOREX

e-FOREX’s Caroline Henshaw discovers more about, how, in the competitive world of forex today, more and more hard-pressed brokers are choosing to concentrate their resources on areas where they can add value and outsourcing the rest to sophisticated white label service providers that can not only help start-ups enter the market but enhance existing businesses. …

13
Feb

e-FOREX: Regional e-FX Perspective on Asia

  Electronic trading across Asia continues to become more widespread and is increasing rapidly by volume. But, as Richard Willsher discovers, the countries and customers of the Asian theatre are so varied that it would be a mistake to see it as a single market where one size fits all. Research published by Greenwich Associates …

13
Jan

MarketsMedia: Market Structure Proposals Parsed

Proposed changes in market structure that have been advanced by two of the three biggest U.S. equity-exchange operators, such as reducing access fees and implementing a trade-at rule, represent a positive step in promoting competition and transparency, according to Jamie Benincasa, senior vice president, equities at trading-technology provider FlexTrade.    

5
Jan

Markets Media: FX Execution Costs Drive Tech Upgrades

  For institutional asset managers, measuring foreign exchange trading costs has become imperative as the global FX market moves electronic. The emergence of FX transaction costs analysis (TCA) is directly attributable to the spread of algorithmic trading from equities to other asset classes, with FX being the prime class next in line. However, there are hurdles to overcome in …

25
Nov

FlexTrade: Best Buy-Side Algorithmic / DMA Product

Waters Technology Awards Trying to pinpoint the best algorithmic or direct market access (DMA) provider to the buy side is a lot like picking among multiple choice answers on a law school entrance exam: Almost all of them seem right, depending on your line of argument, but only one can be best among them. Indeed, …

24
Nov

Parabellum Markets Chooses FlexTrade for White Label FX and Liquidity Aggregation

Deploys MaxxTrader, A Turnkey ASP Front-End, For Trading Spot Currencies, Forwards, NDFs, Swaps & Precious Metals Great Neck, NY, November 24, 2014 – FlexTrade Systems, Inc., a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, announced today that Parabellum Markets has deployed MaxxTrader as its full STP and white label FX trading system to …

7
Oct

Themis Trading: Improving VWAP Performance

This morning’s note is intended to give a cursory refresher course on how VWAP works, talk about how typically our industry has gone about trying to improve VWAP performance, and finally to tell you how we think the industry should go about trying to improve VWAP performance. History Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) institutional trading …

16
Jul

Journal of Trading: Predicting Intraday Trading Volume and Volume Percentages

This article discusses recent techniques and results in the area of forecasting intraday trading volume and intraday trading volume percentages.  Why predict volume?  A major reason is to improve the performance of trading algorithms, many of which depend upon the volume that will trade while the order is active.  Traditionally, algorithms used historical averages when …

1
Jul

e-FOREX: Which, When and Why – Taking a More Informed Approach to Algorithmic FX Trading

What is it about FX algorithms? You wait millennia for somebody to automate the global foreign-exchange market, and then all of a sudden you get dozens of smart, intelligent, intuitive, even educative FX-algo solutions all coming along at once. Yes, it took a near-terminal global financial meltdown coupled with a large-scale exodus of talent from …

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