Blogs

4
May

Will the Buy-Side Become Fixed Income Liquidity Providers?

Due to liquidity constraints, are buy-side fixed income traders prepared to play a more active role as price- makers on electronic trading platforms? FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.

19
Jan

FX Liquidity and Technology — An Ecosystem in Flux

Change is accelerating in the electronic foreign exchange markets. With the fixing scandal and the currency rigging cases resulting in multi-billion dollar bank fines, investors are choosing a mix of liquidity providers or venues in an FX ecosystem that has become more complex.

22
Dec

Execution Management Systems Come of Age

According to Jamie Benincasa, FlexTrade’s senior vice-president of global sales, this trend has gathered pace during the past 18 months and is likely to continue as larger buy-side firms choose to upgrade systems to achieve even greater efficiencies in their FX trading workflow.

14
Dec

Buy-Side Backs Block Trading Venues

Buy side firms have shown signs of impatience with U.S. equity market structure. While they are leery of radical reforms, institutions have seeded a number of trading venues lately.

2
Dec

Equity Market Structure: The Buy Side View

Buy side traders debating the pros and cons of the U.S. equity market structure recently gave high marks to the computerized stock trading landscape, though it didn’t take long for concerns to surface.

8
Sep

Buy-Side FX Shifts in Evolving Market Structure

            By Ivy Schmerken, Editorial Director As electronic trading grows on the buy-side and top dealers retreat from sharing market color, exchanges are snapping up FX trading venues. In July, Deutsche Borse said it will buy foreign exchange trading platform 360T for $796 million to diversify and capture volume in ...
13
Mar

Quants, Compliance and the Buy-Side OMS

OMS Challenges for the Buy-Side As hedge funds turn to a more active, quant-style of trading, they often need to run pre-trade compliance checks on hundreds if not thousands of names within seconds. But what happens if an OMS is not built to keep up with the rapid pace of executions and compliance checks?  There’s ...
20
Jan

Alpha Trader Forum – The Buy-Side Voice European Summit 2015

Event Locaton: London
Event Date: January 28, 2015

25
Nov

FlexTrade: Best Buy-Side Algorithmic / DMA Product

Waters Technology Awards Trying to pinpoint the best algorithmic or direct market access (DMA) provider to the buy side is a lot like picking among multiple choice answers on a law school entrance exam: Almost all of them seem right, depending on your line of argument, but only one can be best among them. Indeed, …

10
Nov

FlexTRADER Chosen As Best Buy-Side Algorithmic / DMA Product

GREAT NECK, NY, November 10, 2014 – FlexTrade Systems, Inc., a leader in multi-asset, algorithmic trading systems, today announced its FlexTRADER algorithmic trading platform has grabbed the top spot in the Best Buy-Side Algorithmic/DMA Product or Service category of this year’s Buy-Side Technology Awards, which was held at The May Fair Hotel in London on …

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