Insights

19
May
20

Is Remote Work Leading to a Paradigm Shift on the Trading Desk?

Given the market’s resiliency and traders working from home during the COVID-19-fueled volatility, some market observers have questioned the centralized trading desk mentality that has been pervasive on Wall Street.

30
Apr
20

Factor Strategies React to Crisis-Induced Volatility

In volatile markets, asst managers were monitoring portfolios in real-time to determine how factors were behaving and affecting risks in their portfolios.

Data analytics, visualization
29
Apr
20

Options Traders Adapt to Electronic Markets in Pandemic

Options trading volumes and volatility skyrocketed in March as concerns over the COVID-19 virus spread across markets. In this Q&A, FlexTrade’s Vice President Equity Derivatives Rob Brogan examines the shift to electronic trading, the need for real-time tools for calculating the Greeks, and how FlexTrade supports the demand for ‘volatility trading’ in a fast-moving market.

SEC Building
25
Mar
20

Reforming the SIP with Odd Lots and Competing Consolidators

With attention riveted on volatile stock and bond markets and the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, brokers and asset managers are focused on keeping up with the high volumes of market data and trades. With so many unknowns, the situation could impact market data reforms to overhaul the securities information processor or SIP.

23
Mar
20

In Volatile Markets, Trading Technology Matters

At times like these, two major factors come into play:  first, your trading technology’s ability to process and manage the data coming into the platform, and secondly, how well-established automation is within the firm. 

19
Feb
20

Best practices in algo wheel design and implementation

Algo wheels are the application to trading of the idea of randomised controlled trials, which originally comes from the natural sciences. When you have some new innovation in the healthcare space, for example, you have to make sure
that a new treatment actually works and improves outcomes for patients.

Best Execution FX
19
Feb
20

FX Algos Gain Adoption on the Buy Side as Best Ex and TCA Fuel Change

With the proliferation of algorithms in currency markets and regulatory pressure to prove best execution, buy-side trading desks are adopting algorithms to source liquidity and lower trading costs in FX trading.

Smart Data Analytics
27
Jan
20

Unlocking Data Silos to Reach the Promised Land of Smart Data Analytics

With mountains of market data, historical prices, and transactions data stored in disparate systems, securities and investment firms are shifting from a focus on collecting data to extracting value from it. But the problem is that most of these huge and large data sets are siloed in legacy system architectures.

19
Dec
19

A Year in Review: Top FlexAdvantage Blog Posts in 2019

Topics such as market data costs, natural language processing, MiFID II research unbundling, Algo Wheels, exchange startups, market structure, dark pools, and desktop interoperability, resonated with the readers of the FlexAvantage industry blog.

Equity Market Innovation
5
Dec
19

Revised SEC Rule 606 Shines the Light on Order Routing Disclosures

The revamped SEC 606 regulation requires more extensive disclosures by broker dealers about the handling and routing of institutional customer orders including the average rebates the broker received from, and fees the broker paid to, trading venues.

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