Reframing the HFT Debate
The debate surrounding HFT should focus on whether the practice unnecessarily adds complexity to the markets.
Is FIX Protocol Use Declining?
FIX may be the dominant standard for buy-side to sell-side electronic trading around the world, but binary protocols such as OUCH have gained traction among high-speed traders. Now the rise of Bitcoin and crypto currencies is fueling the next stage of evolution.
Driving Competitive Advantage Through FX TCA
Accurate TCA for FX trading has proved more challenging than in equities, delaying its progress. But the benefits to trading strategies can't be ignored, and investors are already positioning FX TCA as a critical business function.
Market Data Gone Wild
While some people talk of a new “transaction tax,” most ignore the hidden tax within the markets.
Motif Investing Enters Financial Advisor Market
After raising $35 million in a second funding round, the online site announced a platform for financial advisors along with plans to expand internationally and roll out asset allocation models to self-directed investors.
Stewardship of the Balance Sheet: Why Funding Matters
It may be time for a revival of securitizations — a practice once reviled in the aftermath of the financial crisis — but one that can help make banks’ funding more secure, writes David Renz of SunGard's Ambit Treasury Management solution.
Mad Men, Insurance and Change
A metaphor-filled episode of the show about advertising in the '60s has relevance for a transforming insurance industry.