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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 +
Order Protection Rule Tug-of-War

Order Protection Rule Tug-of-War


There is still uncertainty around the fate of the Order Protection Rule, a key rule governing U.S. stock trading that has led to more complexity, speed and order types, but also protects retail investors from receiving inferior prices on their orders.  FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken investigates.   READ MORE +
The Middle East Fortifies its Position as a Trading Hub

The Middle East Fortifies its Position as a Trading Hub


What effect have global changes had on the region and its network connectivity? Brexit, a new US presidency, MiFID II, Fintech. How is global change affecting the Middle East and what are the consequences for the region’s connectivity and network infrastructure?   READ MORE +
The Future of US Financial Market Regulation

The Future of US Financial Market Regulation


How much is too much market regulation and when does it start having a negative effect on global access? Global change is afoot. The financial industry is currently implementing two regulatory proposals. Find out how you can overcome these regulatory challenges and prepare your network infrastructure.    READ MORE +
Blog: Five Ways to Prevent MiFID II Technology Decisions from Going Wrong

Blog: Five Ways to Prevent MiFID II Technology Decisions from Going Wrong


On 22 March 2017, Vela hosted an executive roundtable in London on the cross asset challenges of MiFID II. In the first of three event reports, we look at the need to automate more than ever before, and for greater collaboration between buy-side, sell-side, and technology vendors.   READ MORE +