Financial Firms Explore ChatGPT and Generative AI

The release of ChatGPT by OpenAI last year, and its viral success in responding to human prompts in natural language, has ignited interest in generative AI technology, and has pushed asset managers and trading firms to grasp the technology rather than risk falling behind. Despite concerns about accuracy, financial firms and fintech providers are experimenting with specific use cases for generative AI using natural language processing trained on large language models (LLMs).


Views on Bond Liquidity, Data and Automation

As the buy-side trader seeks to aggregate a multitude of pre-trade liquidity sources, trading protocols, and execution venues, many are turning to the execution management system or EMS to gain a competitive edge. In this Q&A, Venky Vemparala, FlexTrade’s Global Product Manager – Fixed Income, who is speaking at FILS, shares his views on the key issues facing the buy-side around data, trading protocols, and automation.


Consensus Emerges in Industry Reaction to SEC Stock Trading Overhaul

Industry participants have weighed in on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposals to revamp equity market structure, with many urging the regulator to take an incremental approach, to implement the transparency proposal and drop the controversial auction proposal.


Overnight Trading Gains Traction

Overnight trading volumes on Blue Ocean ATS have picked up this year as it expands connectivity to brokers in Asia Pacific and strikes partnerships with order management systems and market data distribution platforms.


FDC3 Workflows to Unify the Financial Desktop

Over the past five years, FDC3, which is hosted by FINOS on the GitHub repository, has emerged as an open-source standard for connecting disparate applications on the desktop and creating more efficient workflows for traders.


Macro-Data Drives Hedge Fund Strategies

Experts on a recent webinar said that hedge funds and other buy-side trading desks are coping with faster reactions and market reversals in response to data releases and earnings sentiment.


FlexTrade Scoops “Best Buy-Side OMS” Award for FlexONE

  London, UK, March 1, 2023 – FlexTrade Systems (@FlexTrade), a global leader in multi-asset order and execution management systems, today announced that its multi-asset OEMS solution, FlexONE, has won “Best Buy-Side OMS” in A-Team Group’s TradingTech Insight Awards Europe 2023. A-Team Group’s TradingTech Insight awards are one of the first major awards in the …


What’s Next for the Buy-Side Trading Desk?

One of the major themes for 2023 is the emphasis on multi-asset trading and the focus on efficiency and scalability across regions and countries. In the past, a trader focused on a single asset class such as equities or bonds, whereas today with the migration to electronic trading, the desk can automate workflows and manage executions across all asset classes.


Top Sell-Side Trends for 2023

What are the top market structure issues for sell-side firms in 2023? With the new year off to a fast start, brokerage firms are facing a variety of evolving issues that could impact their trading businesses. On the horizon are proposed regulations to reform U.S. equity trading, increased best execution obligations, innovations in ATSs, 24-hour trading, and shortening the settlement cycle to T+1.


A Year in Review: Top Blogs in 2022

As we look back on this year, topics such as institutional adoption of digital asset trading, European trading in response to geopolitical risk, and the SEC’s plans to revamp U.S. stock trading rules dominated the headlines. In 2022, we covered those topics and much more including the growing sophistication of AlgoWheel, and the evolution of the buy-side fixed income EMS.

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