FlexAdvantage Blog

14
Jun

Ethical FX via the Global Code

With the release of the FX Global Code for the wholesale foreign exchange market last month, the FX industry is counting on a single set of guidelines to prevent bad behavior in currency trading.

3
Jan

Our Top 10 FlexAdvantage Blog Stories for 2016

It’s been an interesting year for the FlexAdvantage blog’s coverage of industry news. From government regulations, such as MiFID II, Last Look, Tick Pilot and Maker Taker, to buy-side involvement in FX and Fixed Income as well as a 20th Anniversary celebration with FlexTrade. Here is our countdown of the Top 10 FlexAdvantage Blog posts for 2016.

27
Dec

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.

14
Dec

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.

21
Nov

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.

25
Oct

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.

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.

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