Insights

3
Oct

Fixed-Income EMS Evolves with Data, Protocols and Automation

Many fixed-income trading desks are looking to execution management systems (EMSs)to apply automation to their workflows, leaving traders to focus on illiquid instruments. In fact, EMSs are at the crossroads of providing an integrated solution that connects with multiple venues, protocols, and data sources.

15
Sep

Amid Volatility, Buy Side Shifts Flow to Program Trading in European Equities

In the past, European traders increased their allocation to algorithmic/direct market access (DMA) while reducing high-touch trading. This year, the biggest increase was seen in program trading by about 34%.

26
Jul

Plans for Equity Market Structure Revamp Stimulate Debate

One of the biggest possible reforms would be a requirement for retail brokers to route individual orders to buy or sell stocks into a transparent “auction process” for matching customer orders, rather than sending them to wholesale market makers for execution on off-exchange platforms.

6
Jul

Buy Side Tackles FX Data Challenges with Liquidity Analytics and TCA

Panelists agreed on the need to capture and monitor tradeable streams as a precondition for calculating liquidity analytics, emphasizing this helps them understanding which LPs are performing better than others.

1
Jun

Stablecoin Fiasco Raises Questions for Institutional Adoption of Digital Assets

It’s not clear whether the stablecoin crisis will cause institutions to scale back their plans for trading and investing in cryptocurrencies or digital securities.

25
Apr

The New Wave in Private Securities Marketplaces

Eyeing this demand for private equity, major broker-dealers, wholesale market makers and global exchanges are striking deals and forming new platforms to bring automation to private securities trading.

6
Apr

Risk Data Moves Upstream via the Buy-Side OEMS

With the increased demand for risk data in the front office, FlexTrade’s unified order and execution management system (OEMS) has integrated openly with different risk factor models. Through FlexONE’s open architecture and flexible application programming interfaces (APIs), the OEMS can integrate and consume risk data from the risk models and then run calculations in real time against current exposures shown in the OMS.

24
Feb

Top Risk Trends Driving Markets in 2022

The discussion looked at the shifting risk trends that institutional investors are facing and how they are bringing in new alternative data feeds alongside traditional risk models to make more informed decisions.

26
Jan

What’s Ahead for FX Algo Trading and TCA?

From selecting FX algorithms, to evaluating liquidity providers, to identifying hidden costs, there is an emphasis on what the data is telling people, said multiple speakers at the virtual event.  In addition, recent changes to the FX Global Code of Conduct, could provide additional market transparency for the buy side related to algorithmic trading and TCA.

8
Dec

A Year in Review: Top Blogs in 2021

We covered topics such as retail order routing and the debate over payment for order flow (PFOF). We examined the resurgence in alternative trading systems (ATSs), the rise of outsourced trading desks for the buy side, and efforts to regulate fixed-income trading platforms as registered venues.

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