Trading Systems Insights

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To buy or to build? Why underestimating the value of vendors may have long term effects

25th September 2017

Company: SimCorp
The age-old debate of buy vs build passionately divides many in the asset management industry. There is, and always will be, a time and a place for both. But in today’s fast paced global market, the case for innovative and security managed investment technology solutions is becoming even more compelling. This is often the case with front... read more
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Editor’s picks: The many applications of Machine Learning in banking

22nd September 2017

Company: bobsguide
Can robots and data stop banks terror financing? Vicky Beckett, Editor, GTNews Buying a new printer from ISIS is probably not how many people envision their stationary shopping to proceed. But it was only a month ago that the FBI announced that it had found a senior Islamic State (ISIS) official sent money to an alleged operative based in the... read more
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The LEI mechanism implementation: Next steps explained

19th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
The LEI Handbook, Exchange Data's Guide to Financial Codes, written by economist and Harvard trained Ozren Cvjetic, has recently been published. bobsguide sat down with the author to discuss the major themes covered in the book. Does your academic background provide you with unique insights into the world of financial regulation, as... read more
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How MiFID II could help boost your bottom line

22nd August 2017

Company: IRESS
Complying with regulations and gaining commercial advantage are not always easy bed fellows. So if you are an adviser or wealth manager grappling with the upcoming implementation of the EU’s second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) the first response may be to think of it as yet another drain on time and resources rather... read more
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MiFID II fallout: Why progress on price discovery is needed

4th August 2017

In less than six months’ time, asset managers will be unable to receive investment research unless a commercial agreement is in place. MiFID II clearly stipulates investment research will need to be explicitly priced and cannot be linked to the volume or value of transactions executed by the broker – in other words, research charges... read more
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Regulation and enforcement: FX manipulation, best execution, and principles, principles, principles…

1st August 2017

You would be mistaken if you thought enforcement notices were just the preserve of big banks and individuals. Many smaller regulated banks fall foul of FCA and other authorities’ scrutiny. For FCA regulated firms this is mainly around two important principles of business (Principle 3 & Principle 11). Principle 11 deals with relations with... read more
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Is the blockchain emperor wearing no clothes?

25th July 2017

Company: Citisoft
The hype around technology, such as blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI), shows no sign of abating; it is currently riding an impressive wave of publicity. The trade press and thought leadership portals are filled with articles on how these technologies will disrupt the industry. Is this interest, however, sustainable? Or even correct? It... read more
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The most significant fintech acquisitions of 2017 so far

24th July 2017

Company: bobsguide
According to KPMG’s Pulse of Fintech report, fintech VC activity in Europe has hit a historically high level for successive quarters. In Q1 2017, global investment in fintech companies hit $3.2bn across 260 deals. Q1 2017’s total capital invested soared to $610m, which was noted as the highest tally in years. VC investment in fintech... read more
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MiFID II will change the market in six distinct ways

12th July 2017

In March, Vela hosted an executive roundtable in London on the cross asset challenges of MiFID II. In the third and final event report, we look at the changes that participants from across the market expect to see in business models, trading patterns, and relationships. No such thing as free research… Business models will change as a... read more
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MACD vs. OSMA: Which one should be the reference point for a pro trader?

12th July 2017

Trend-following is the primary method through which profit is made in trading. Buying when stocks or currency are cheap and selling when they are at their most expensive point is the desire of every trader. Knowing these points, however, is closer to gambling than most of them would like to admit. A game of nerve and risk follows. The uncertain... read more