FlexAdvantage Blog

15
Jan

Seeking Clarity on MiFID II Inducement Trading Rules

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.

1
Jan

Our Top 10 FlexAdvantage Blog Stories for 2017

2017 has been an interesting year for the FlexAdvantage blog’s coverage of industry news. Government regulations, such as MiFID II and the fixed income trading protocols, were obvious highlights, as were issues concerning data usage, the advent of augmented reality in trading, fragmentation in the options markets, and trends in currency markets. Check out our countdown of the Top 10 FlexAdvantage Blog posts for 2017.

19
Dec

Wrestling with OMS and EMS Decisions

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.

30
Nov

Is Market Structure Tied up in Knots?

With a new head of trading and markets at the SEC, there is some optimism that some of the complex market structure issues – such as make-taker incentives and sky-high market data costs — will be looked at in 2018. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken covers the key takeaways on what matters to buy-side and sell-side traders, as discussed at Traders’ Magazine’s Nov. 7 Second Inaugural Market Structure Equity Town Hall.

20
Nov

Fixed Income Leaders Summit 2017 Recap

FlexTrade exhibited at the Fixed Income Leader’s Summit, Amsterdam, alongside more than 350 Heads of Fixed Income from leading buy-side companies.

15
Nov

Singapore FIX Conference 2017 Recap

FlexTrade attended the Singapore FIX Conference to discuss Best Execution, Algo Wheels and MiFID II’s impact outside Europe.

6
Nov

TradeTech Asia 2017 Recap

FlexTrade demonstrated for the first time the recently announced integration with Dataminr into the FlexTRADER EMS.

31
Oct

MiFID II: Down to the Wire on Commodity Position Limits

As MiFID II’s Jan. 3 go-live date draws closer, investment firms are rushing to implement systems that monitor position limits on commodity derivatives, though the majority of the limits are still unknown. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.

24
Oct

Australia FIX Conference 2017 Recap

FlexTrade demonstrated for the first time the recently announced integration with Dataminr into the FlexTRADER EMS.

26
Sep

Augmented Reality Becomes a Reality for Trading

As consumer technologies rapidly evolve, some are speculating that augmented reality could be the next big thing to transform the trader’s work space.

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