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Low Latency Connectivity in Borsa Istanbul

Low Latency Connectivity in Borsa Istanbul


Connect into Borsa Istanbul: Unique opportunities for financial clients searching for ultra-low latency connectivity to Turkish and APAC markets.   READ MORE +
2017 Cybersecurity Outlook  for Financial Services Organizations

2017 Cybersecurity Outlook for Financial Services Organizations


The Cybersecurity Challenge. Threat Landscape, Risk Mitigation and Considerations are all included in this white paper   READ MORE +
Next Steps in Bond Trading: All-to-All Matching Catching on?

Next Steps in Bond Trading: All-to-All Matching Catching on?


Corporate bond trading platforms are in the news again. Platforms that have launched innovative all-to-all trading protocols are attracting buy-side firms to their venues. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +
Regulators, quant up! New rules from FINRA, SEC and CFTC target automated algorithmic trading

Regulators, quant up! New rules from FINRA, SEC and CFTC target automated algorithmic trading


On February 11, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) filed a proposed rule with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) that would require individuals who “design, develop or significantly modify algorithmic trading strategies” (or “ATS”) as well as individuals responsible for the “day-to-day supervision or direction of the development...   READ MORE +
Trading the news: Use machine-readable data to find alpha

Trading the news: Use machine-readable data to find alpha


Systematic trading is an ever-evolving competition. One key arena in that contest: the inputs used in quantitative trading models. Over the years, the list of data sets that quants use has expanded from those based on historical prices, to statistical cross-asset correlations, to exposures to unique risk factors and beyond....   READ MORE +
Six degrees of quant: Kevin Bacon and the Erdos number mystery

Six degrees of quant: Kevin Bacon and the Erdos number mystery


It’s inside baseball for finance’s brainiest brainiacs: the Erdos Number.   READ MORE +
Quants are eating away at Wall Street’s edge

Quants are eating away at Wall Street’s edge


This article was written by Dani Burger. It appeared first on the Bloomberg Terminal.  For quant investors, fast money’s a hard addiction to break. A mob of trend-followers is eroding the advantage that quantitative analysis usually provides to short-term equity trading strategies more quickly than normal, according to research from...   READ MORE +
Timely Information Drives Opportunity

Timely Information Drives Opportunity


Global economic indicators are important data points for developing, refining and executing algorithmic strategies. Getting these indicators as soon as they are publicly available is paramount to allowing market participants to make timely, informed investment decisions.      READ MORE +
Q&A: FX Trading in Asia Pacific (Part 2)

Q&A: FX Trading in Asia Pacific (Part 2)


As regulators place more scrutiny on best execution policies and transparency in OTC markets, institutions trading FX in Asia Pacific are watching closely. Hedge funds and asset managers are facing indirect pressure from investors to monitor the performance of their brokers and venues in FX spot, forwards and NDFs. In...   READ MORE +
Case Study: Swiss National Bank discontinues minimum exchange rate, moves markets.

Case Study: Swiss National Bank discontinues minimum exchange rate, moves markets.


On January 15th 2015, the Swiss National Bank announced that it unexpectedly scrapped its three-year policy of capping the Swiss franc against the euro.   READ MORE +
EcoNext Provides Optimized, Multicast Delivery of Global Economic Indicators

EcoNext Provides Optimized, Multicast Delivery of Global Economic Indicators


Fact Sheet Download: EcoNext is Bloomberg’s most efficient delivery mechanism for key global economic data – the delivery path is fully optimized from the source.   READ MORE +
FX Trading in Asia Pacific: Q&A With Vinay Trivedi (Part 1)

FX Trading in Asia Pacific: Q&A With Vinay Trivedi (Part 1)


With the growth of electronic trading in FX markets, Asia Pacific has become one of the fastest growing regions for currency trading. Vinay Trivedi, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Head of FX Sales, APAC at FlexTrade Systems, discusses trends in FX markets and trading technology, specifically how the buy...   READ MORE +
MiFID II Regulations to Impact U.S. Asset Managers

MiFID II Regulations to Impact U.S. Asset Managers


North American broker-dealers and asset managers domiciled in the U.S. are watching their European counterparts gear up for compliance with MiFID II. But will MiFID II affect U.S. broker-dealers and asset managers based in the U.S.?  FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +
Promised return from data assets under MiFID II

Promised return from data assets under MiFID II


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...   READ MORE +
Is the Maker-Taker Pilot DOA?

Is the Maker-Taker Pilot DOA?


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.   READ MORE +
MiFID II creates cross-asset revolution across buy & sell side

MiFID II creates cross-asset revolution across buy & sell side


The cross-asset nature of MiFID II will demand significant investment from the asset management and banking communities.   READ MORE +
Six Trends for Currency Markets

Six Trends for Currency Markets


Political shocks such as Brexit and the U.S. election of Donald Trump jolted the foreign exchange markets in 2016, fueling more trading activity for hedge funds and bank trading rooms. Uncertainty around a stronger U.S. dollar and higher interest rates could drive more volatility into 2017. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +
What Demands Will Pull the Buy Side Towards an OEMS?

What Demands Will Pull the Buy Side Towards an OEMS?


Competitive forces are at play in the OMS and EMS markets where vendors are expanding their capabilities at both ends to build the coveted OEMS. Due to tighter IT budgets, compliance mandates and expansion of electronic trading across asset classes, firms may be looking to bring these two platforms together....   READ MORE +
Equity Trading Update: Relationships, Liquidity and IOIs

Equity Trading Update: Relationships, Liquidity and IOIs


With stricter regulations, capital constraints and technology costs impacting the sell side, large brokers are rationing their services and this trend is being felt on equity trading desks. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +
TMX Atrium is now offering full package of US SIP Feeds

TMX Atrium is now offering full package of US SIP Feeds


 TMX Atrium is a leading low latency venue-neutral infrastructure provider for financial services participants in Europe and North America. TMX Atrium has further expanded its global market data products offering and now provides full package of US Securities Information Processor (SIP) feeds including upgraded and faster Unlisted Trading Privileges data...   READ MORE +


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