Insights



Latest Provider Insights

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 +
Smart New Rules for Smart Order Routing?

Smart New Rules for Smart Order Routing?


Disclosure is the rage in financial markets regulation and the latest set of proposals relate to order handling rules. FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken examines further.   READ MORE +
Impact of MiFID II: Unbundling, the Sell Side and Research Trends

Impact of MiFID II: Unbundling, the Sell Side and Research Trends


European regulators are pressing to unbundle research payments from executions. Experts say that a regulatory overhaul driven by MiFID II has the potential to disrupt the global research industry. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken examines further.   READ MORE +
MiFID II: The Impact of Unbundling

MiFID II: The Impact of Unbundling


As we approach the final stages of MiFID II approval, FlexTrade’s Editorial Director, Ivy Schmerken, considers what the rules on unbundling are likely to include, and what the impact on the buy-side and the sell-side is likely to be.   READ MORE +
FX Algo Usage Rises as Buy-Side Takes Charge

FX Algo Usage Rises as Buy-Side Takes Charge


Algorithmic trading is gaining ground in FX among the buy-side, but there are variations between asset managers/pension funds and hedge funds/CTAs in adopting these tools. FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken examines further.   READ MORE +
Equinix Named Best Data Center Provider by Waters Technology

Equinix Named Best Data Center Provider by Waters Technology


Read the interview with John Knuff, vice president of global ecosystems at Equinix, and find out more about why, once again, Equinix was named as the best data center provider.   READ MORE +
Quant Funds Get Sentimental About Big Data

Quant Funds Get Sentimental About Big Data


Social media is creating a torrent of data every minute.  But how much of this firehose is relevant to making better investment decisions? FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +
Managing Big Data After Brexit

Managing Big Data After Brexit


The UK’s Brexit vote threw traders and investors off-balance and disrupted global financial markets. In a global, interconnected market, Brexit reminds firms that IT systems must be prepared for shocks to the financial system. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +
FX Week e-FX Awards: Best Trading Technology Vendor – FlexTrade Systems

FX Week e-FX Awards: Best Trading Technology Vendor – FlexTrade Systems


Control of Execution Processes Across Asset Classes, coupled with Cross-Asset TCA, Wins Over the Judges FX Week Chooses FlexTrade Systems as Best Trading Technology Vendor for 2016. FlexTrade’s David Ullrich and Peter Bondesen comment.   READ MORE +
FlexTrade — Celebrating 20 Years of Leading the Way in FinTech!

FlexTrade — Celebrating 20 Years of Leading the Way in FinTech!


On the milestone of FlexTrade’s 20th anniversary, President and CEO Vijay Kedia offers his unique perspective on the past, present and future of the company and electronic trading technology in general.   READ MORE +
MiFID II: Brexit, Pain Points and Other Hurdles

MiFID II: Brexit, Pain Points and Other Hurdles


The UK’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union sent a shock through financial markets, but will it throw Britain’s compliance with MiFID II into a tailspin? FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +
Global Content & Analytics (GCA)

Global Content & Analytics (GCA)


GAIN A COMPETITIVE EDGE WITH GCA AND INCREASE YOUR ANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES. MANAGED SERVICE PLATFORM FOR HISTORICAL CONTENT & ANALYTICS Global Content & Analytics (GCA) is an end-to-end remotely hosted service, offering access to raw ticks and analytic functionalities across multi-asset classes within a fullymanaged infrastructure.   READ MORE +
Raising the Curtain on Treasuries

Raising the Curtain on Treasuries


U.S. regulators are pushing for more transparency into the $13 trillion US Treasury market after several regulatory agencies found that the government securities market is more opaque than they realized. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken examines.   READ MORE +
Will the Buy-Side Become Fixed Income Liquidity Providers?

Will the Buy-Side Become Fixed Income Liquidity Providers?


Due to liquidity constraints, are buy-side fixed income traders prepared to play a more active role as price- makers on electronic trading platforms? FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +
TCA Trends: Venue Analysis Tops Buy-Side Priorities

TCA Trends: Venue Analysis Tops Buy-Side Priorities


It’s no secret that institutional traders are utilizing transaction cost analysis (TCA) for equities trading as a tool for measuring execution quality and reducing slippage against trading benchmarks. But now that TCA has matured in equities, the question is where is TCA moving next?   READ MORE +
A Tale of Two Pilots: Maker-Taker and the Tick Pilot

A Tale of Two Pilots: Maker-Taker and the Tick Pilot


Senators conducting a hearing on U.S. equity market structure earlier this month vented their frustrations at the slow pace of regulatory change in equity market structure reforms. At the March 3 hearing, lawmakers repeatedly cited delays in developing the consolidated audit trail, or CAT system, for market-wide surveillance, questioning to...   READ MORE +
6 Months is a Long Time in FX. Has Anything Changed?

6 Months is a Long Time in FX. Has Anything Changed?


Following up on the recently published report “Restoring Trust in Global FX Markets”, LMAX Exchange is gathering industry opinion on changes taking place in the FX market in the context of the ongoing regulatory and industry initiatives.     READ MORE +
TCA: Bridging the Gap Between Equities and FX

TCA: Bridging the Gap Between Equities and FX


Transaction cost analysis has been the Holy Grail of best execution in equities trading, but the evolution of TCA in foreign exchange trading must consider the OTC nature of currency markets.   READ MORE +
A Hard Look at Last Look in Foreign Exchange

A Hard Look at Last Look in Foreign Exchange


The debate over ‘last look’ in foreign exchange trading has resurfaced in 2016 as regulators continue to eye the practice and investors worry about slippage and potential market abuse.   READ MORE +


Search by Category



Expand Your Reach

.


Related Content

Vela named Best Managed Low-Latency Data Feed


Building on international success with TradingTech Insight Europe award win   READ MORE +

Vela’s Metro wins Best Options Trading Platform


Recognized for excellence in trading support and technology in the Fund Intelligence Tech & WSL Awards 2020   READ MORE +

Vela adds product and account management expertise


Cedric Rondeaux and Ryan Hsu bring their market data and trading experience to global teams   READ MORE +

Cloud for Financial Services: Managed Trading Services to Thrive (Aite Whitepaper)


Cloud for Financial Services: Managed Trading Services to Thrive (Aite Whitepaper)   READ MORE +

Gaining an edge in derivatives market access in Asia Pacific


In this latest blog, Vela's Viny Bodhani looks at how firms can optimise their market access connectivity and execution technology...   READ MORE +