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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 +
Is Market Structure Tied up in Knots?

Is Market Structure Tied up in Knots?


With a new head of trading and markets at the SEC, there is some optimism that some of the complex market structure issues – such as make-taker incentives and sky-high market data costs — will be looked at in 2018.   READ MORE +
MiFID II & Fixed Income: Big Changes on the Horizon

MiFID II & Fixed Income: Big Changes on the Horizon


The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) is a sweeping set of financial re-forms, establishing mandates for best execution and pre- and post-trade transparency. How will it impact Fixed Income trading as an asset class?   READ MORE +
PrimeXM speaks to Euromoney: Feature article

PrimeXM speaks to Euromoney: Feature article


“Co-location can shelter institutions against such attacks since DDoS messages are not able to affect internal communication between the co-located entities.” Mr. Vlasceanu notes.   READ MORE +
MiFID II: Down to the Wire on Commodity Position Limits

MiFID II: Down to the Wire on Commodity Position Limits


As MiFID II’s Jan. 3 go-live date draws closer, investment firms are rushing to implement systems that monitor position limits on commodity derivatives, though the majority of the limits are still unknown. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +
BLOG: Publishing to APAs: What’s the MiFID II Solution

BLOG: Publishing to APAs: What’s the MiFID II Solution


As #MiFIDII draws near, are financial institutions ready to publish their pre and post-trade market data? Here’s what they need to know about APAs.   READ MORE +
Augmented Reality Becomes a Reality for Trading

Augmented Reality Becomes a Reality for Trading


As consumer technologies rapidly evolve, some are speculating that augmented reality could be the next big thing to transform the trader’s work space.   READ MORE +
What do Fintech and Climate Change have in common?

What do Fintech and Climate Change have in common?


Fintech and Climate Change have a lot more in common than one may think with parallels in growth, prominence and much more...   READ MORE +
TradeTechFX Recap

TradeTechFX Recap


Earlier this week, FlexTrade exhibited at TradeTechFX at the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos in Barcelona alongside the most senior level FX trading professionals. Here, FlexTrade demonstrated for the first time their recently announced integration with Dataminr into the FlexTRADER EMS.   READ MORE +
Importance of Carrier Diversity Amidst Industry Consolidation

Importance of Carrier Diversity Amidst Industry Consolidation


NexGen Networks Highlights Importance of Carrier Diversity Amidst Accelerating Telecommunications Industry Consolidation NexGen offers an alternative as redundancy and carrier diversity planning is disrupted by a surge of mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications industry   READ MORE +
Electronic Trading Industry Trends - Technology and Disruption

Electronic Trading Industry Trends - Technology and Disruption


As margins decrease and costs increase, electronic trading firms need faster access to information, quicker insights and the ability to outpace competitors who always move at top speed. PDF download.   READ MORE +
PrimeXM’s monitoring: A wealth of data at your fingertips

PrimeXM’s monitoring: A wealth of data at your fingertips


Providing access to real time and historic data analysis, PrimeXM's monitoring component is a must-have feature.   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 +
Options Market Structure: Fragmented Reality

Options Market Structure: Fragmented Reality


Some experts are debating whether the complexity of the listed U.S. options market structure is hurting liquidity providers and driving some market makers out of the business. FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +
Colt PrizmNet case study: global asset manager

Colt PrizmNet case study: global asset manager


This global asset management firm has established a trading presence at the LD4 data centre in Slough, and wanted to connect to a variety of executing brokers, content providers and dark pools also colocated at LD4. It knew, however, that implementing resilient cross-connects to each one, with all the equipment...   READ MORE +
BLOG: Buy Side and the Cloud

BLOG: Buy Side and the Cloud


Capital markets firms have reached a crucial turning point in their evolution. Regulatory burdens and cost pressures have prompted them to rethink architectures and approaches – and decisions about what models to deploy today will ultimately define their ability to compete tomorrow. As a result, cloud-based models are growing in...   READ MORE +
MiFID II - A tech overview

MiFID II - A tech overview


This year sees the biggest regulatory changes for the finance industry since the 2008 financial crisis in the form of the new MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive). This framework EU legislation covers a range of issues centred around financial instruments and the venues where those instruments are traded...   READ MORE +