FlexAdvantage Blog

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.

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.

22
Nov

Will Overnight Trading Evolve into a 24-Hour Stock Market?

Despite past attempts to usher in 24-hour trading in U.S. equities, a major catalyst behind the current momentum has been the round-the-clock trading occurring in cryptocurrencies which has raised expectations for retail investors. The rise of new electronic trading venues could test these assumptions, though issues such as liquidity and settlement time frames may need to be addressed first.

1
Nov

ATS Innovators Speed Up Matches to Discover Algo-Liquidity

Dark pools catering to institutions have evolved with innovative methods of matching orders and faster matching engines to avoid moving the price after the trade. It’s also a sign of the intense competition brewing between off-exchange venues seeking to sign up brokers and institutions.

11
Oct

Facing Economic Headwinds, the Buy Side Turns to Outsourcing

With the demand for increased efficiency and fee pressure from low-cost passive index strategies, in recent years, outsourced trading desks have gained traction with small and mid-sized asset managers. Among the benefits are the economies-of-scale that can be achieved because the capability is set up to act as an inhouse execution desk for multiple buy sides.

14
Sep

SEC Revives Payment for Order Flow Debate

If PFOF is potentially curtailed or prohibited, it could impact retail investors that have benefited from commission-free trading as well as the wholesale market-maker model of matching retail orders through internalization.

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