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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.


UBS Asset Management And J.P. Morgan Execute First Electronic Bilateral Trade Via FlexTrade’s Flexfi

Actionable liquidity on European credit is now seamlessly available within FlexTrade’s EMEA trading workflow. LONDON, December 20th 2022 – FlexTrade Systems (@FlexTrade), a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, today announced its first direct EU electronic execution between UBS Asset Management and J.P. Morgan on FlexTrade’s Fixed Income EMS solution, FlexTRADER FI …


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.


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.


FlexTrade Wins ‘Best Buy-Side OMS’ at the 2022 WatersTechnology Buy-Side Technology Awards

FlexTrade is honored to have won “Best Buy-Side OMS” at the 2022 WatersTechnology Buy-Side Technology Awards, one of the most coveted categories of the all the 35 awards given during this event. “To be recognized as “Best Buy-Side OMS” in this year’s BST Awards, one of the most hotly contested categories, is a real milestone …


FlexTrade Scoops “Best Overall – Europe” in EMS Categories at The Leaders in Trading Awards 2022

LONDON, UK, November 03, 2022 – FlexTrade Systems (@FlexTrade), a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, has been awarded “Best Overall – Europe” in the EMS categories at The TRADE’s “The Leaders in Trading Awards 2022”. The awards, now in their 10th year, bring together over 300 industry leaders in trading and …


FlexTrade Outperforms in all 13 Categories of TheTRADE 2022 Execution Management Systems Survey

The Trade News recently announced the results of its global industry-wide, annual Execution Management Systems survey (The Trade EMS Survey). The survey, now in its tenth year, invites buy-side investment professionals to rate their EMS providers across thirteen functional categories, including technology, product, innovation, and client service. The annual ranking has become a mission-critical temperature …


FlexTrade Integrates Glimpse Markets Data to Optimise Price Discovery in Fixed-Income Trading

Seamless and improved visualisation of Glimpse Markets pooled trading data in FlexFI LONDON, October 4, 2022 – FlexTrade Systems (@FlexTrade), a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems and Glimpse Markets, a buy-side data sharing platform for bond markets, announced the full integration of Glimpse trading data into FlexTrade’s Fixed Income EMS solution: FlexFI. …


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.

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