Diving into one of the more controversial issues in equity market structure, U.S. regulators are moving forward with the transaction-fee pilot that will force stock exchanges to lower the fee caps on rebates they pay to brokers and market makers.
With the rollout of such a massive regulation as MiFID II, there are bound to be some hiccups, but so far firms are mainly wrestling with trade reporting and data quality issues. That sentiment was expressed on a webinar hosted by A-Team Group, MiFID II Trading Technology Requirements: What Worked and What Hasn’t? in which panelists aired their views on the most challenging aspects of the implementation and areas that need improvement.
MiFID II went live on Jan. 3 without much fanfare, but the EU regulation is already shifting trading behavior toward Large-in-Scale block trading venues and new venues called systematic internalizers run by banks and high frequency trading firms. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken examines.
Among the key benefits of artificial intelligence is that it can analyze large volumes of structured and unstructured data more quickly than humans do, which can boost productivity. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken examines.
The conversation in electronic corporate bond trading has shifted away from focusing strictly on liquidity to gathering data and analyzing relative bond pricing. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.
The explosion of alternative data sources, such as satellite images, sentiment analysis, and geolocation data, is having a profound impact on the field of quantitative investing. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.
With MIFID II’s rules on inducements now a reality, buy-side firms are paying close attention to the costs associated with their front-office trading platforms and analytics. The EU regulation, which took effect on Jan. 3, could draw scrutiny to execution services and tools that are sponsored by brokers, such as order management and execution management systems as well as trade analytics. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.
Many asset managers are wrestling with the decision on whether to keep the order management system (OMS) and execution management system (EMS) as two separate best-of-breed systems, or switch to a single unified platform known as the OEMS. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.