Whitepapers and Case Studies


Beyond Broker Scorecards: What’s Next for Algo Wheels?

Trading involves a bewildering number of individual choices. Each order could be traded in a huge number of different ways and every market participant gets to witness the outcomes. Everyone gets the experience, but do they also get the lesson? As an industry, do we structure our decision making so that we can best evaluate which strategies are working?


Quantitative Investment Firm Partners with FlexTrade on High Performance OEMS

This case study discusses Quantopian’s need to automate its order management and streamline its its middle office workflows, and how FlexTrade’s FlexONE OEMS addressed these concerns while providing customization on the execution side and achieving low latency for pre-trade compliance in the investment process.


MiFID II & Fixed Income: Big Changes on the Horizon

Download the whitepaper. The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) is a sweeping set of financial re-forms, establishing mandates for best execution and pre- and post-trade transparency. As of early 2018, the legislation will require investment firms to give evidence of best execution to their clients and require them to publish more data ...

TCA & MiFID II: The Business Benefits of Compliance

Download the whitepaper. FlexTrade’s Editorial Director, Ivy Schmerken, discusses what transaction cost analysis (TCA) is, where it fits in a MiFID II regulatory compliance strategy, and reveals some of the business benefits that may accrue from implementing such a system. With the evolution of electronic trading in foreign exchange and fixed income markets, transaction cost ...

MiFID II: The Impact of Unbundling

Download the whitepaper. As we approach the final stages of MiFID II approval, FlexTrade’s Editorial Director, Ivy Schmerken, considers what the rules on unbundling are likely to include, and what the impact on the buy-side and the sell-side is likely to be. New rules from the European Union are going to transform the way that ...