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Algo trading software and the human touch: Finding the execution sweet spot

Algo trading software and the human touch: Finding the execution sweet spot

As market electronification has taken off, market players have been focused on low-touch or no-touch execution solutions. But there are still times when a trader wants to step in and take control of the situation. In this latest blog post, Vela's Ahmed Heikal looks at the growth of hybrid algo...   READ MORE +


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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 +
CAT: Moving the Ball Forward

CAT: Moving the Ball Forward


With a new contractor taking over the Consolidated Audit Trail project in March, the order-tracking system for all U.S. stock and option trading activity is pushing ahead with equities testing starting in December and a go-live date of April 2020.   READ MORE +
Algo trading software and the human touch: Finding the execution sweet spot

Algo trading software and the human touch: Finding the execution sweet spot


As market electronification has taken off, market players have been focused on low-touch or no-touch execution solutions. But there are still times when a trader wants to step in and take control of the situation. In this latest blog post, Vela's Ahmed Heikal looks at the growth of hybrid algo...   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 +
What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud

What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud


What’s in a Compliant Private Cloud   READ MORE +
When is Dedicated Infrastructure Not Dedicated?

When is Dedicated Infrastructure Not Dedicated?


Is your Dedicated Server actually a Dedicated Server? How do you know that you don't have a Virtual Machine instead? Check out the PDF document below to read our full guide on how you can check that your Dedicated Server is a physical machine and not a VM.   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 +
CAT is Out of the Bag

CAT is Out of the Bag


Despite a one-year delay and other missed deadlines, the order-tracking system known as the Consolidated Audit Trail is back on track as exchanges were due to begin reporting required equities and options data into the CAT on Nov. 15.   READ MORE +
MiFID II Reaches Across the Pond: Is This the Calm Before the Storm?

MiFID II Reaches Across the Pond: Is This the Calm Before the Storm?


Despite the view that MiFID II is a European regulation, US investment managers are experiencing disruption as they align their research payment and execution practices with the influential standard.   READ MORE +
The A-Z of financial trading technology

The A-Z of financial trading technology


From B for Blockchain to X for Xenocurrency, our guide equips you with the knowledge required to build an effective global network.   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 +
Equity Market Innovation Leads to Venue Proliferation

Equity Market Innovation Leads to Venue Proliferation


Several startups are planning to launch either new venues or order types, and even listing standards, to solve problems in US equity trading. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +
Opportunities for Dublin following Brexit

Opportunities for Dublin following Brexit


What are the post-Brexit opportunities in Dublin for the financial sector?   READ MORE +
SEC Steers Pilot on Equity Trading Fees and Rebates Amid Headwinds

SEC Steers Pilot on Equity Trading Fees and Rebates Amid Headwinds


Diving into one of the more controversial issues in equity market structure, U.S. regulators are moving forward with the transaction-fee pilot that will force stock exchanges to lower the fee caps on rebates they pay to brokers and market makers.   READ MORE +
MiFID II Post-Mortem Cites Delays on LEIs and Data Quality as Key Challenge

MiFID II Post-Mortem Cites Delays on LEIs and Data Quality as Key Challenge


With the rollout of such a massive regulation as MiFID II, there are bound to be some hiccups, but so far firms are mainly wrestling with trade reporting and data quality issues.   READ MORE +
AGILITY AND ABILITY: SEIZING NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN FX

AGILITY AND ABILITY: SEIZING NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN FX


Where are the main opportunities to be found in the ever-evolving FX landscape?   READ MORE +
MiFID II’s Trading Hereafter: Systematic Internalizers & Block Venues

MiFID II’s Trading Hereafter: Systematic Internalizers & Block Venues


MiFID II went live on Jan. 3 without much fanfare, but the EU regulation is already shifting trading behavior toward Large-in-Scale block trading venues and new venues called systematic internalizers run by banks and high frequency trading firms. FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken examines.   READ MORE +
Look to the stars for the future of trading technology

Look to the stars for the future of trading technology


Did you know that microwave can transmit data at speeds approximately 50% faster than fibre?   READ MORE +
The Big Interview: Vikas Kedia

The Big Interview: Vikas Kedia


FlexTrade’s managing director in the UK, Vikas Kedia, discusses the evolution of the EMS and OMS market and gives his view on combining both systems into a single solution.   READ MORE +
Seeking Clarity on MiFID II Inducement Trading Rules

Seeking Clarity on MiFID II Inducement Trading Rules


With MIFID II’s rules on inducements now a reality, buy-side firms are paying close attention to the costs associated with their front-office trading platforms and analytics. The EU regulation, which took effect on Jan. 3, could draw scrutiny to execution services and tools that are sponsored by brokers, such as...   READ MORE +