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Why Trading in India  is Good for Business

Why Trading in India is Good for Business

Benefit from India’s high-growth economy with low-latency trading network...   READ MORE +


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Data Analytics Overtakes Big Data

Data Analytics Overtakes Big Data


While the concept of big data has focused on the problem of collecting and processing vast quantities of data i— the trend is moving toward data analytics.   READ MORE +
Algo Wheels Spinning into Futures

Algo Wheels Spinning into Futures


“While algo wheels have gained traction in equities, in futures it is a more recent development and it points to how the buy side is embracing the most advanced tools to automate and achieve optimal execution with an actionable feedback loop,” said Marco Bianchi, head of business development for futures...   READ MORE +
Build and buy? For financial trading systems, it’s no longer just a binary question

Build and buy? For financial trading systems, it’s no longer just a binary question


In his latest blog post, Ollie Cadman, Global Head of Product Management and Business Operations at Vela, looks at why it now makes sense for firms to consider a build and buy approach, driven by an API first strategy.   READ MORE +
Trading in the Cloud

Trading in the Cloud


FlexTrade’s Lee Sherling discusses the firm’s innovative new EMS for hedge funds, FlexNOW   READ MORE +
Preparing for the Long Term

Preparing for the Long Term


Aaron Levine, vice president of OEMS Solutions at FlexTrade, considers the challenges faced by hedge fund start-ups and the importance of trading technology for their future growth.   READ MORE +
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 +
Buy-Side Savviness for Data Analysis Shakes Up Broker Allocations

Buy-Side Savviness for Data Analysis Shakes Up Broker Allocations


Latest FlexAdvantage blog by Ivy Schmerken examines trends in buy side use of data analysis to evaluate broker and execution performance.   READ MORE +
Bringing It All Together: Application Interoperability for Traders

Bringing It All Together: Application Interoperability for Traders


FlexTrade's Ivy Schmerken examines desktop application interoperability and the push to make the desktop emulate the user experience on mobile phones where Android and iOS apps are aware of one another and share data.   READ MORE +
Bond Algos Tap into ETF Liquidity and Efficiency Gains

Bond Algos Tap into ETF Liquidity and Efficiency Gains


Algorithmic trading has picked up steam in the corporate bond market as fixed income trading desks appear to follow the playbook of equities. But skeptics contend this is unlikely, arguing that bond desks are quite different and will undergo their own electronic transformation.   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 +
A Look into Futures with FlexTrade’s Marco Bianchi

A Look into Futures with FlexTrade’s Marco Bianchi


Marco Bianchi, FlexTrade’s Head of Futures Business Development, discusses current trends and changes in the Derivatives markets for 2019.   READ MORE +
Consolidated Market Data Feeds Gain Traction in Algo Trading and Fixed Income

Consolidated Market Data Feeds Gain Traction in Algo Trading and Fixed Income


Amid all the fire and fury of the battle over costs, there are signs that buy-and sell-side firms have shifted some of their execution needs for data over to consolidated market data feeds.   READ MORE +
Bond Traders Flock to ETFs, Venues and Technology to Manage Risk in Credit Markets

Bond Traders Flock to ETFs, Venues and Technology to Manage Risk in Credit Markets


With volatility spiking in global stock and bond markets, there’s been a profound shift in market psychology from chasing higher yields to focusing on risk in the credit markets, according to a recent webinar.   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 +
BIG Data: Getting Granular with ESG Factors

BIG Data: Getting Granular with ESG Factors


Despite some of the weaknesses in company-published ESG data, big data and artificial intelligence have enabled the construction of new data sets for analyzing investments.   READ MORE +
Treasury Trading Evolves with Bilateral Streaming

Treasury Trading Evolves with Bilateral Streaming


Electronic trading in the US Treasury secondary market is evolving and shifting, as non-bank liquidity providers and dealers participate on venues that offer bilateral streaming on a disclosed basis.   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 +
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 +
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 +