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Inter-connecting the Digital Payments Ecosystem

Inter-connecting the Digital Payments Ecosystem

Just as people gather together in cities to gain the synergies of a social network, for business and leisure, there is a parallel in the “urbanization of IT,” with payments players creating infrastructure with direct access to data sources, service providers, networks and clouds to gain the performance and cost...   READ MORE +


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Data Analytics Overtakes Big Data

Data Analytics Overtakes Big Data


While the concept of big data has focused on the problem of collecting and processing vast quantities of data i— the trend is moving toward data analytics.   READ MORE +
Algo Wheels Spinning into Futures

Algo Wheels Spinning into Futures


“While algo wheels have gained traction in equities, in futures it is a more recent development and it points to how the buy side is embracing the most advanced tools to automate and achieve optimal execution with an actionable feedback loop,” said Marco Bianchi, head of business development for futures...   READ MORE +
Singapore Spurs Development of FX Trading Hub & Ecosystem

Singapore Spurs Development of FX Trading Hub & Ecosystem


With the uptick in Asian currency trading and the growth of electronic trading, Singapore’s regulator is working with the financial industry to build an FX trading hub and expand FX market infrastructure, a move to improve liquidity and price discovery during Asian trading hours.   READ MORE +
Buy-Side Savviness for Data Analysis Shakes Up Broker Allocations

Buy-Side Savviness for Data Analysis Shakes Up Broker Allocations


Latest FlexAdvantage blog by Ivy Schmerken examines trends in buy side use of data analysis to evaluate broker and execution performance.   READ MORE +
Bringing It All Together: Application Interoperability for Traders

Bringing It All Together: Application Interoperability for Traders


FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken examines desktop application interoperability and the push to make the desktop emulate the user experience on mobile phones where Android and iOS apps are aware of one another and share data.   READ MORE +
Inter-connecting the Digital Payments Ecosystem

Inter-connecting the Digital Payments Ecosystem


Just as people gather together in cities to gain the synergies of a social network, for business and leisure, there is a parallel in the “urbanization of IT,” with payments players creating infrastructure with direct access to data sources, service providers, networks and clouds to gain the performance and cost...   READ MORE +
Bond Algos Tap into ETF Liquidity and Efficiency Gains

Bond Algos Tap into ETF Liquidity and Efficiency Gains


Algorithmic trading has picked up steam in the corporate bond market as fixed income trading desks appear to follow the playbook of equities. But skeptics contend this is unlikely, arguing that bond desks are quite different and will undergo their own electronic transformation.   READ MORE +
Brokers Routing to Their Own ATSs Face Scrutiny

Brokers Routing to Their Own ATSs Face Scrutiny


A FINRA working paper has raised concerns about broker order routing to affiliated alternative trading systems (ATSs), shedding light on order routing decisions and potential conflicts that can impact execution quality. Can a higher level of scrutiny by regulators be on the way?   READ MORE +
When is a Cloud not a Cloud?

When is a Cloud not a Cloud?


When is a Cloud not a Cloud?   READ MORE +
What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud

What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud


What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud   READ MORE +
Consolidated Market Data Feeds Gain Traction in Algo Trading and Fixed Income

Consolidated Market Data Feeds Gain Traction in Algo Trading and Fixed Income


Amid all the fire and fury of the battle over costs, there are signs that buy-and sell-side firms have shifted some of their execution needs for data over to consolidated market data feeds.   READ MORE +
Bond Traders Flock to ETFs, Venues and Technology to Manage Risk in Credit Markets

Bond Traders Flock to ETFs, Venues and Technology to Manage Risk in Credit Markets


With volatility spiking in global stock and bond markets, there’s been a profound shift in market psychology from chasing higher yields to focusing on risk in the credit markets, according to a recent webinar.   READ MORE +
NEW WHITE PAPER: Key Trends in Digital Payments Markets and Strategic Infrastructure

NEW WHITE PAPER: Key Trends in Digital Payments Markets and Strategic Infrastructure


"These trends are going to drive payment hubs into locations where payment providers can leverage application peering over private networks to connect with their partners, exchange data and handle payments traffic in ways that are not possible with today’s limited messaging protocols and architecture."   READ MORE +
SONIA: Trading Opportunities in an Emerging Benchmark

SONIA: Trading Opportunities in an Emerging Benchmark


SONIA futures are growing fast, but smart technology is needed to connect and scale up with the three exchanges that provide them.   READ MORE +
BIG Data: Getting Granular with ESG Factors

BIG Data: Getting Granular with ESG Factors


Despite some of the weaknesses in company-published ESG data, big data and artificial intelligence have enabled the construction of new data sets for analyzing investments.   READ MORE +
Insights from P20 in Atlanta

Insights from P20 in Atlanta


Equinix's Lance Homer discusses the key themes covered at the P20 digital payments conference in Atlanta, including regulatory requirements, and how Equinix Solution Validation Centers can provide a sandbox to test solutions for deployment in markets around the world.   READ MORE +
Still reeling from MiFID II's shockwaves?

Still reeling from MiFID II's shockwaves?


It's been 9 months since the introduction of MiFID II, but are you still reeling from its shockwaves?   READ MORE +
Exceeding customer expectations and understanding cultural nuances

Exceeding customer expectations and understanding cultural nuances


Every business needs a sales team, but what makes a successful salesperson?   READ MORE +
Buy Side Juggles Efficiency and Workflow in Search for Corporate Bond Liquidity

Buy Side Juggles Efficiency and Workflow in Search for Corporate Bond Liquidity


Corporate bond investors are seeking operational efficiencies on their fixed income trading desks to lower costs.   READ MORE +
Algo Development 2.0 Looks to Open Source, Cloud & Big Data

Algo Development 2.0 Looks to Open Source, Cloud & Big Data


In the next five to 10 years, don’t be shocked if hedge funds begin to outsource their algorithms to a team of quants coding in Python using the cloud and open source tools.   READ MORE +


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