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European regulators are tearing down the instinctive, qualitative world of trading and replacing it with a measurable, traceable, transparent trading grid. This rigorous framework is imposed by the re-invented Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), coming into force in January 2018. It will make data an invaluable asset for trading desks. The new rules toughen demands upon equity traders – which MiFID I had harmonised across Europe in 2007 – but also expands the directive to the majority of other asset classes including derivatives, fixed income, FX (excl. spot) and commodity derivatives.
After more than a decade of debate, regulators are poised to act on a pilot for maker-or-taker pricing, a practice whereby market makers are paid a rebate to add liquidity and are charged a fee to remove liquidity by electronic trading venues. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.
Moving to the Azure cloud opens up new opportunities for enterprises. They can take advantage of unlimited storage, dynamic compute…
The cross-asset nature of MiFID II will demand significant investment from the asset management and banking communities.
R.J. O’Brien Limited, the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States, has selected BSO’s 10G low-latency network ring for its core global connectivity. The network provides RJO Limited clients with reliable and diverse access points to its brokerage, clearing and trading services.
Receives Honor at Fund Technology and WSL Awards Dinner GREAT NECK, NY, February 16, 2017 – FlexTrade Systems, Inc., a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, today announced it has won the “Best FX Trading Technology Platform” category at the Fund Technology and Wall Street Letter Awards 2017 ceremony, which was held at 583 Park Avenue in New York on February 14.
Vela Trading Technologies, a global leader in high performance trading and market data technology, is pleased to announce that its consolidated market data feed was awarded “Best Data Provider – Equities” in the Fund Technology and Wall Street Letter (WSL) Awards.
Colt today announced that Andrew Housden has joined the company as VP of Capital Markets, reporting to Tom Regent, Colt’s Chief Commercial Officer. Andrew will be responsible for growing Colt’s Capital Markets vertical, overseeing some of Colt’s largest accounts across Europe, Asia and North America. Colt works with 18 of the top 25 banks and diversified financial groups, over 50 exchange venues and 13 European central banks.
“Equinix and Google Cloud Platform are two important pieces of the enterprise infrastructure used by our customers. Equinix Cloud Exchange and the Avere FXT Edge filer were proven toprovide the high-bandwidth connectivity and edge caching needed to run high-performance applications like rendering, genomic analysis, and financial simulations in Equinix data centers or on customer premises while storing the data in Google Cloud Storage.”
As cloud usage takes off, data production grows exponentially, content pushes closer to the edge, and end users demand data and applications at all hours from all locations, the ability to connect with a wide variety of players becomes ever more important.
Hear Matt McNeil from Google, Chris Forrest from Microsoft and John Abel from Oracle as well as our own Michael Winterson, MD from Equinix Services answer key questions about cloud in the financial service sector – including how to tackle recent FCA regulations.
Discover how important marketers view the issue of removing fraud from the data ecosystem, including the pressing need to reduce overall latency in order to combat the new breed of sophisticated cyber criminals.