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Tabb Survey: Swap Participants Air Discontent With SEF Rules
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
The jury is still out on whether SEF rules will produce a positive outcome for the swap market, and some participants are shifting to alternative instruments, according to Tabb Group's fourth SEF Industry Barometer.
HFT's Death by a Thousand Cuts
Commentary  |  9/29/2014  | 
It took a while for regulators to catch up with high-frequency traders. Unfortunately for the HFT players, the regulators found their footing in September.
BlackRock Offers Recipe for Transforming a 'Broken' Fixed Inome Market
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
The world's largest money manager outlined steps for improving liquidity in corporate bond markets with expanded e-trading protocols and bond standardization.
ConvergEx Develops New Order Routing Strategy to IEX & Its Own Dark Liquidity Algo
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
The agency broker is giving the buy side a choice of routing a percentage of an order to IEX while designating a percentage to go through ConvergEx's Darkest, an algo connected to 20+ unlit venues.
Mobile Hot, Cloud Not in Financial Services
Commentary  |  9/22/2014  | 
A survey conducted by the Harvard Business Review in conjunction with Verizon looked at technology trends in various industries.
PDQ ATS Launches a New Electronic Equity Auction for Large Orders
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
As institutions struggle to execute large orders, PDQ ATS is introducing Auction1, a new auction for equities that pauses orders up to one second so it can aggregate liquidity from fragmented markets.
SEF Trading Volumes Emerging From Summer Doldrums
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Tradeweb's SEF saw a twenty-fold increase in interest-rate derivatives trading volume in the first two weeks of September, while Tabb Group looks for signs of summer doldrums turning around.
Startup Brings Pandora-Like Data Intelligence to Bond Voice Trading
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Algomi is helping sales traders find the other side of less liquid bond trades, so that banks can become more efficient at voice trading.
Venue & Order Routing Analytics to Boost Transparency in Fragmented Market
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Tabb Group announced Clarity, a venue and order routing analysis service, to help the buy side understand where and how orders are executed and handled in the fragmented stock market.
PDQ ATS's Pause & Algorithmic Trading Crowd Attains Volume Milestone
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
PDQ ATS, a venue that recreates floor trading, executed more than 1 billion shares in August, averaging 50 million share per day in US equities, the venue's parent reported.
Why Data Centers Matter For High-Frequency Traders
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
With HFT and electronic trading on the rise, firms are asking whether their legacy IT infrastructure is sufficient to support a higher volume of these transactions.
Why Settle for Less in the Front Office?
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
Recent research shows that sell-side firms are less than satisfied with their order management system (OMS) technology. Many front offices, however, continue to make do with their current solutions. Are they selling themselves short?
SEF Consolidation Likely as Volumes Slowly Increase
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
With 21 swap execution facilities, and slowly increasing volumes, the marketplace is perfect for consolidation.
No Rush to Upgrade OMSs Among Sell-Side Firms
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
A Tabb Group study finds general acceptance of outdated and inefficient OMS functionality and lower priority for tech refresh.
Real-Time TCA for Decision Support & Transparency
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
Can transaction cost analysis (TCA) evolve from a post-trade analysis tool to support for real-time decision making? ITG thinks so.
Bankrolling Technical Debt: A Financier’s Guide
Commentary  |  7/30/2014  | 
Technical debt represents the effort required to fix source code or application problems that put the business at risk.
5 Red Hot Summer Market Predictions
Commentary  |  7/22/2014  | 
With the summer starting to heat up, here are five things we will see in the financial markets in the second half of 2014.
Understanding the Value of Big Data
Commentary  |  7/21/2014  | 
Winning investors are embracing new technologies to make better allocation decisions.
Throwing Sharks out of the Dark Pool Tank
Commentary  |  7/9/2014  | 
Barclays is the most recent brokerage to be fined for letting predators into its dark pool. But will investors be happy with dark pools without sharks?
Japan’s Migration to Electronic Execution & Dark Pools
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
Relative to three years earlier, 40% of Japanese asset managers reduced discretionary execution and about 80% reported increased use of algorithmic trading and direct market access.
NY Fintech Scene Growing Faster Than Silicon Valley Since '08
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
Deals and investments in NY fintech startup scene are important to long-term ability to stay on the cutting edge.
Mind the Gap Between Regulation & Innovation
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
The real reason HFT is under the spotlight isn't the frequency of the trades. It's the gap between regulation and innovation.
Quincy Data Adds to Low-Latency Microwave Service
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Quincy is adding Carteret-sourced cash treasury data and select equity and energy futures from Cermak to its low-latency microwave distribution service.
Context Relevant Automates Machine Learning for Data Scientists
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Context Relevant is using machine learning tools to help data scientists automate quant behavior that previously required rare experts and months to tackle.
Getting Closer to the Metal in Financial Technology
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
FinTech entrepreneurs are forgoing pre-built frameworks and building Web-based technology uniquely suited to financial applications.
FIX Protocol Gains Traction Among SEFs
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Most swap execution facilities have adopted the FIX Protocol to avoid fragmentation and allow for aggregation across multiple liquidity pools.
LEI, Bit by Bit… & the Missing Bits
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
Here's everything you need to know about LEIs, what they are, how they work, and what's around the corner.
REDI Acquires InstaQuote EMS From Merrill Lynch
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
The acquisition expands REDI's EMS client base by more than 20%.
Ask the Right Questions to Improve Trading Analytics
Commentary  |  6/11/2014  | 
Identifying the real reasons that drive your trading strategy is vital to determining the best way to apply data analytics to your processes.
SEC In The Dark As Dark Pools Shine
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
The popularity of internalization is reducing liquidity, increasing costs, and harming investors.
The Latency Arms Race Is Dead, Long Live Latency Analytics
Commentary  |  6/5/2014  | 
The analysis of latency is now more important than latency itself.
Reframing the HFT Debate
Commentary  |  6/4/2014  | 
The debate surrounding HFT should focus on whether the practice unnecessarily adds complexity to the markets.
Is FIX Protocol Use Declining?
Commentary  |  5/29/2014  | 
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.
Nasdaq OMX Migrates eSpeed Platform to Its Carteret Datacenter
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
On top of performance gains, the move positions Nasdaq OMX to offer electronic trading services to broker dealers who are still relying on voice brokerage and to expand the fixed-income product set.
Driving Competitive Advantage Through FX TCA
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
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.
IEX’s Katsuyama: Market Structure Problems Are Everyone’s Responsibility
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Don’t single out HFT for the market’s problems. Anyone who has worked in the industry during the past two decades has been complicit in corrupting the markets.
Market Data Gone Wild
Commentary  |  5/22/2014  | 
While some people talk of a new “transaction tax,” most ignore the hidden tax within the markets.
The Next Wave of Innovation in Capital Markets Technology
Commentary  |  5/21/2014  | 
Post financial crisis, most banks have been focusing on survival rather than innovation. That's changing, however, as more technology startups are entering the financial services scene.
Nasdaq OMX Launches MiQ for Better Data Intelligence
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Today, Nasdaq OMX announced a centralized data management solution that will allow organizations to better visualize cross-system data.
TrueEX Processes $750 Billion in Bunched Order Allocations
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
The firm's post-trade platform is helping asset managers and FCMs handle "bunched order" allocations for interest rates swaps, a major pain point for the buy-side.
Scivantage and Stevens Institute Launch FinTech Incubator Program
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
The 12-week program supports financial service technology entrepreneurs and early-stage startups.
Beyond Heartbleed: 5 Basic Rules To Reduce Risk
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Firms continue to migrate sensitive information into fewer web-based applications with homogenous environments, increasing the potential for damage.
BlackRock to Bring Tradeweb Liquidity into Aladdin Portal
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
The asset manager announced a strategic alliance with Tradeweb seeking to expand access to liquidity in rates and derivatives.
Stewardship of the Balance Sheet, Part 2: Why Interest Rate Risk Matters
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
With the threat of rising rates on the horizon, banks are relying on existing “technologies” to avert the danger, such as duration risk, VaR and dynamic simulation, writes David Renz of SunGard's Ambit Treasury Management solution.
Internet of Things: Who Gets the Data?
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Connected machines will spark new negotiations along the supply chain.
Nasdaq OMX Expands Information Offering with Macroeconomic Data
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Today, Nasdaq OMX announced an exclusive relationship with MasterCard to distribute its detailed reports on consumer spending activity to the buy-side community.
Motif Investing Enters Financial Advisor Market
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
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.
Bringing Discovery to your Fingertips: Graph Search for Financial Markets
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
Companies like Google and Facebook are redefining the way we search for information. Now this transformation is coming to financial markets, a complex world in need of a simple way to pinpoint meaningful data.
Nasdaq OMX Rehires Adena Friedman as Co-President
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Friedman is leaving the Carlyle Group to return to Nasdaq OMX, where she is reportedly a candidate to become the next CEO.
Stewardship of the Balance Sheet: Why Funding Matters
Commentary  |  5/12/2014  | 
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.
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