Trading Systems Insights

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45-year old securities lending the “last bastion of oldtech”

10th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Moving from regular trading to securities lending is like “buying a suit on Bond Street and then heading to Camden Market to get your socks,” says Boaz Yaari, CEO of Sharegain. “Securities is the last bastion of oldtech in capital markets,” says Yaari. “It’s a 45-year old industry, it’s... read more
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Is SaaS the right solution for all financial institutions?

10th December 2018

Company: FINARTIS
If you manage a financial institution then you will know that your IT is the backbone of your business. Your clients come to you for your financial expertise but it is your IT systems that allow you to translate that expertise into practical solutions for your clients. For many firms managing those IT systems is a significant problem. Not many... read more
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Meeting the initial margin challenge - part 1

4th December 2018

Company: Calypso
With the dust still settling on the latest crop of firms to comply with BCBS-IOSCO regulatory initial margin (IM) requirements, the spotlight turns on the much larger number of firms expected to fall in-scope in the remaining two phases: between 30 and 50 firms in Phase 4 (2019) and 750 to 1000 firms in Phase 5 (2020). Aware... read more
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Beyond STP: setting the scene for smarter trading

3rd December 2018

Becoming smarter with the management of data is key to driving efficiency, accuracy, and innovation in most industries, via rules-based automation. However too often data complexity, caused by integration issues, incompatibility and poor visibility, makes it difficult for Capital Markets organisations to move forward.... read more
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Cryptocurrency uncertainty causes historic price crash

30th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The price of bitcoin plunged in late November, dropping from $5,500 to a low of $3,604 over the Thanksgiving weekend. At the time of writing it stands at $4,175, which marks a drop of nearly 80% from the cryptocurrency’s all-time high $19,703 in December 2017. The crash also signifies the largest relative price drop bitcoin has experienced... read more
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Buy-side firms don't just want the cloud; they want choice

29th November 2018

Company: corfinancial
Within the world of buy-side operations, you may be led to believe that simply putting some software in the cloud is the answer to all your infrastructure problems. Many software vendors, consulting firms, hosting cloud service providers and a whole array of other organisations (many with vested interests) have passionately proclaimed the benefits... read more
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Leading order management systems

28th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Efficient order management is critical to the success of any organisation. Yet achieving flawless orders on an ongoing basis can be challenging for organisations of all shapes and sizes. There are dozens of hurdles to overcome along the often tumultuous road to order fulfilment – from opening orders, keeping track of available inventory,... read more
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In the FCA’s back end: processing 31 million Mifid II transactions daily

27th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The run up to the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II), which came into force on January 3 this year, posed challenges for all involved. Market participants gawped at the new compliance requirements. The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) – the body assigned the task of penning the directive –... read more
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Lessons from Terminator: Who do we trust to set the AI standards?

26th November 2018

Mention the words artificial intelligence or machine learning and what uncontrollably springs to mind is the fictional endoskeletal, red-eyed Terminator of the same film franchise, followed closely by its fictional creator, SkyNet, the neural communication network that became self-aware. Not your typical response to new technologies, both of... read more