FlexAdvantage Blog

16
Jan

Consolidated Market Data Feeds Gain Traction in Algo Trading and Fixed Income

Amid all the fire and fury of the battle over costs, there are signs that buy-and sell-side firms have shifted some of their execution needs for data over to consolidated market data feeds.

20
Dec

Bond Traders Flock to ETFs, Venues and Technology to Manage Risk in Credit Markets

With volatility spiking in global stock and bond markets, there’s been a profound shift in market psychology from chasing higher yields to focusing on risk in the credit markets. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.

13
Dec

Alt Data: A Work in Progress

Banks and investment firms have increased their consumption of alternative data sets, but there are still challenges around selecting the most relevant data for trading purposes, according to panelists at a recent industry fintech conference.

27
Nov

CAT is Out of the Bag

Despite a one-year delay and other missed deadlines, the order-tracking system known as the Consolidated Audit Trail is back on track as exchanges were due to begin reporting required equities and options data into the CAT on Nov. 15.

31
Oct

BIG Data: Getting Granular with ESG Factors

Despite some of the weaknesses in company-published ESG data, big data and artificial intelligence have enabled the construction of new data sets for analyzing investments.

18
Oct

A.I. on the Fast Track

In the future, analysts will consult artificial intelligence software to crunch big data, find historical precedents, and run statistics to predict what lies ahead, all within a few minutes.

4
Oct

Data Science Platforms Help the Buy Side Integrate Alternative Data

Asset managers are looking for ways to mine alternative data sets for investment ideas, recognizing that stock pickers cannot rely on traditional research.

22
Aug

Treasury Trading Evolves with Bilateral Streaming

Electronic trading in the US Treasury secondary market is evolving and shifting, as non-bank liquidity providers and dealers participate on venues that offer bilateral streaming on a disclosed basis.

1
Aug

Buy Side Juggles Efficiency and Workflow in Search for Corporate Bond Liquidity

Corporate bond investors are seeking operational efficiencies on their fixed income trading desks to lower costs. As the search for liquidity across a fragmented credit trading marketplace remains a priority,-side firms are grappling with two distinct workflows – voice-based and electronic – in the $8 trillion corporate bond market.

11
Jul

Algo Development 2.0 Looks to Open Source, Cloud & Big Data

In the next five to 10 years, don’t be shocked if hedge funds begin to outsource their algorithms to a team of quants coding in Python using the cloud and open source tools.

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