Blogs

19
Jan
23

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.

15
Dec
22

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.

10
Nov
22

Auctions Loom Large in SEC’s Equity Market Overhaul

At the Security Traders Association (STA) 89th Annual National Market Structure Conference held in Washington DC in October, brokerage executives reacted to the concept of auctions as well as other ideas on SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s agenda to revamp equity market structure. But the industry’s top wholesalers and brokerage executives speaking at STA emphasized that the stock market is functioning well for retail investors and cautioned against making a litany of changes that could lead to worse results.

3
Oct
22

Fixed-Income EMS Evolves with Data, Protocols and Automation

A key innovation is the ability to dynamically switch between algos and/or tweak algo parameters based on the current market conditions and algo performance. The concept of algo switching is not new; however, since FlexAlgoWheel focuses on order routing, we offer dynamic switching as an integral feature. Dynamic re-evaluation, an advanced feature of FlexAlgoWheel, continues to assess the real-time market conditions.

15
Sep
22

Amid Volatility, European Buy-Side Turns to Program Trading and Systematic Internalizers

In the past, European traders increased their allocation to algorithmic/direct market access (DMA) while reducing high-touch trading. This year, the biggest increase was seen in program trading by about 34%.

9
Aug
22

FlexAlgoWheel’s Best Kept Secrets

A key innovation is the ability to dynamically switch between algos and/or tweak algo parameters based on the current market conditions and algo performance. The concept of algo switching is not new; however, since FlexAlgoWheel focuses on order routing, we offer dynamic switching as an integral feature. Dynamic re-evaluation, an advanced feature of FlexAlgoWheel, continues to assess the real-time market conditions.

SEC Building
26
Jul
22

Plans for Equity Market Structure Revamp Stimulate Debate

One of the biggest possible reforms would be a requirement for retail brokers to route individual orders to buy or sell stocks into a transparent “auction process” for matching customer orders, rather than sending them to wholesale market makers for execution on off-exchange platforms.

6
Jul
22

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
22

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
22

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.

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