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White Paper: Accessing the Asian Markets

White Paper: Accessing the Asian Markets


The Asian financial markets today are attracting an unprecedented level of interest from Western firms, particularly now that those markets have become more accessible than ever before.   READ MORE +
Challenge to Change: The Future of Insurance

Challenge to Change: The Future of Insurance


“Challenge to change” is a three-part white paper series that explores the future growth drivers of the global Insurance industry. This paper looks at "The Future of Insurance." Leading experts are making compelling arguments that insurance needs to change. While the challenge to change is significant, the benefits of doing so...   READ MORE +
Options Insider Radio: Talking Vega Blocks, Complex Spreads and Delta Hedges with FlexTrade

Options Insider Radio: Talking Vega Blocks, Complex Spreads and Delta Hedges with FlexTrade


From the OIC 2014 conference, Rob Brogan, Vice President of Options Sales at FlexTrade, discusses What FlexTrade does, and who their clients are Their volatility-oriented products How customers are using their vol products Rob’s reaction to Flash Boys Mini options and the lack of adoption What’s on Rob’s radar? .   READ MORE +
Predicting Intraday Trading Volume and Volume Percentages

Predicting Intraday Trading Volume and Volume Percentages


Authored by FlexTrade's Max Palmer, Venkatesh Satish and Abhay Saxena, this article discusses recent techniquesand results in the area of forecasting intraday volume and intraday volume percentages.   READ MORE +
Which, When and Why—Taking a More Informed Approach to Algorithmic FX Trading

Which, When and Why—Taking a More Informed Approach to Algorithmic FX Trading


A discussion of why choosing the most appropriate FX algorithm for their own specific needs can sometimes be a complex undertaking for many buy-side firms who may be new to the benefits and applications of using algorithms. FlexTrade's Peter Bondesen is featured.   READ MORE +
View From the Top: A Look at the Future of Buy-Side Dealing

View From the Top: A Look at the Future of Buy-Side Dealing


Fidessa recently hosted an event at the City of London's Heron Tower where a select group of industry practitioners gathered to discuss the future of the buy-side dealing desk. The discussion began with the pros and cons of outsourcing, moved on to the challenges of measuring the value of buy-side...   READ MORE +
Securities Settlement T+2 Cycle - Update

Securities Settlement T+2 Cycle - Update


We would like to share additional information from the European Central Bank, T2S Harmonisation Steering Group, regarding the shift to the T+2 settlement cycle. As you are aware on 6 October 2014, a large number of markets will migrate to the T+2 settlement cycle.    READ MORE +
Interview (Part 1 of 2): Michael Riddle - COO, Eris Exchange

Interview (Part 1 of 2): Michael Riddle - COO, Eris Exchange


Barry W. Smith, Managing Director of Capital Markets at Equinix interviews Michael Riddle, COO of Eris Exchange, as they discuss the implications of Dodd-Frank on the electronic trading of OTC derivatives, the emergence of central limit order books (CLOBs), packaged transactions, and how firms can trade efficiently via swap futures...   READ MORE +
A Revolution in Post-Trade: Defining a New Approach for Buy-Side Post-Trade Workflow

A Revolution in Post-Trade: Defining a New Approach for Buy-Side Post-Trade Workflow


Major reform is sweeping across the financial markets as the industry faces up to outdated regimes and some firms have already completely rethought and reengineered their business models. Nowhere is the revolution more apparent than in post-trade.    READ MORE +
Using Crowd-Sourced Earnings Estimates in an Automated Trading Strategy

Using Crowd-Sourced Earnings Estimates in an Automated Trading Strategy


Using Deltix QuantOffice, we undertook quantitative research using one of the “new” data sets increasingly being made available: crowd-sourced earnings estimates from Estimize. By sourcing estimates from a diverse community of individuals (“crowd-sourcing”), Estimize provides an alternative view of earnings expectations compared to traditional sell-side analysts.   READ MORE +
Oil Prices Little Affected by Middle East Turmoil

Oil Prices Little Affected by Middle East Turmoil


The advance of the ISIS-insurgents in Iraq's northwest has to date produced hardly a ripple on oil markets, ABN AMRO observes, with oil prices edging up by just a few US dollars. Given that oil production in Iraq's northeast has been blocked for several months already, the country's entire oil...   READ MORE +
Data Sovereignty Increasingly Important in Asia

Data Sovereignty Increasingly Important in Asia


International data centre operator Equinix believes insurers need to think more about where their data is stored as regulations increase in Asia.   READ MORE +
The New Reality: Persistent Automation for Fund Management

The New Reality: Persistent Automation for Fund Management


This is the year for big data. Across industries, firms have unprecedented amounts of both public, and private information sets—from user profiles and consumer habits, to business outputs and proprietary algorithms. But access to data, or information at large, does not guarantee a valuable yield. Jonathan Shaw, managing editor of...   READ MORE +
Risks Emanating from Iraq?

Risks Emanating from Iraq?


The building up of tensions in Iraq, following the problems in Ukraine, has emphasised the geo-political risks of global growth. Neither of these economies is big enough to influence global demand directly, but the potential negative fall-out could come from the effect on oil prices.    READ MORE +
In Review: Cloud Computing A Business Enabler for Insurers--Fact or Fiction?

In Review: Cloud Computing A Business Enabler for Insurers--Fact or Fiction?


Senior mangers from across the Asian re/insurance sectors gathered in Singapore and Hong Kong to hear how the use of the cloud will continue to shape the face of the industry.   READ MORE +
Reducing TBA-MBS Trade Fails

Reducing TBA-MBS Trade Fails


Through conversations with major asset managers, Tradeweb leveraged its dealer-to-customer marketplace to create a proprietary electronic solution to help reduce the likelihood of systemic “daisy chain” or “round robin” fails.    READ MORE +
Trading in Singapore

Trading in Singapore


Not only is Singapore the geographical center of the incredibly diverse and large Asia Pacific region, it also is one of the key financial centers. The city-state of Singapore offers a diverse array of financial asset classes and trading instruments with a high degree of liquidity and market efficiency.    READ MORE +
Fluent Closing Bell Ceremony at NASDAQ

Fluent Closing Bell Ceremony at NASDAQ


Fluent Trade Technologies Closing Bell ceremony at Nasdaq Tower.   READ MORE +
White Paper: Examining the Current State of the OTC Derivatives Market

White Paper: Examining the Current State of the OTC Derivatives Market


By surveying experiences and opinions in relation to issues such as trade data reporting, implementation timelines and the overall outlook for global regulation to date, this white paper aims to provide insight into successes and failures from the point of view of those on the front lines of regulatory change.   READ MORE +
Addressing the Challenges of Post-G20 Interest Rate Hedging

Addressing the Challenges of Post-G20 Interest Rate Hedging


The reforms instigated by the G20 in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis have resulted in a number of structural changes to the world’s interest rate derivatives markets, changes which are now starting to have a significant impact on market participants.   READ MORE +


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