INDUSTRY VIEWPOINTS

Viewpoint: Full service confidence

Dmitry Kay, Co-head of EM FX Trading, Europe at UBS speaks to Markets Media...
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Data as a nucleus

Sabrina Bailey, Global Head of Investment & Wealth Solutions at London Stock Exchange Group,...

Market Opinion: Through the looking glass

Steve Grob, founder of Vision57, takes a look at the future of capital markets...

KYA is the order of the day: What you need to know to know your algo

By David Griffiths, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Eventus. Algorithmic trading has become an indispensable part...

Turquoise Plato – Celebrating successful growth since launch

This video provides a brief insight into the growth since Turquoise Plato™ successfully launched over...

Setting strategic parameters

Daniela Peterhoff, SVP, President Clearing and Head European Markets Strategy at Nasdaq talks to Shanny Basar about risk managing increased volatility, setting strategic goals and the value of playing sports. Daniela Peterhoff joined Nasdaq in January this year after spending 15 years at consultancy Wyman where she succeeded in becoming...

SUSTAINABILITY

S&P Global ESG launches physical risk and financial impact data

S&P Global’s ESG and sustainability-focused business Sustainable1 has launched physical risk exposure scores and...

MSCI launches Risk Insights

MSCI has launched Risk Insights, the first module of MSCI Insights, its new analytics...

NEWS

DTCC partners with Snowflake to modernise data delivery services

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has partnered with Snowflake, the data cloud company, to further promote market transparency, reduce risk, and provide...

Bank of England does not stem the pound’s slide

UK markets have been shaken to the core by the new UK government's tax plans and the Bank of England promise to take action...

FCA clarifies post-Brexit conditions for share trading licences

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has opened a consultation to help define which operators must be licensed to trade stocks and bonds in...

AFME highlights pros and cons to a T+1 move

A move by Europe to a one-day settlement cycle (T+1) could bring significant benefits but there would also be challenges and barriers, according to...

Quantum computing poses hacking threats to financial firms

Quantum computing has potential to generate significant new risks for financial services companies by making their computer systems more vulnerable to hacking attacks, according...

Deutsche Börse to issue digital securities on DLT-ready D7 platform

Deutsche Börse confirms the creation of first digital instruments in D7 simulation environment. The Frankfurt and Luxembourg-based market infrastructure group, said it has  completed its...

TRADING

Buyside profile: The many moving pieces of the trading room

Inés de Trémiolles, Global Head of Trading at BNP Paribas Asset Management, talks to Shanny Basar about automation across asset classes, hybrid working, and how the trading room is like an intensive care unit. How is your team organised? I have a team of about 32 traders and we trade about...

Industry viewpoint: How electronic RFQ has unlocked institutional ETF adoption

Adam Gould, Head of Equities, Tradeweb. Institutional investors continue to embrace ETFs as a low cost, highly liquid, flexible answer to a wide range of market environments. Accordingly, in the first five years of ETF trading on Tradeweb, when volatility was relatively low and institutional investors were focused on efficiency,...

Trading: Using AI and ML in the trading environment 

Machine learning can help to automate decision-making for efficiency, but also to optimise human decision-making. Dan Barnes reports. The application of machine learning algorithms in the trading landscape extends from high-touch to low-touch trading. New use cases are coming to light, across asset classes, which are enabling trading desks to attain...

On The DESK: What it takes to build a multi-asset trading team

From the Q2 issue of The DESK. Since becoming global head of trading at Schroders, Gregg Dalley has helped his teams become a single, multi-asset trading unit. The DESK: What is your team’s current role and how has that changed? Gregg Dalley: We run $990.9 billion of active money globally and we...

ESG has many moving parts, and our aim is to separate the hype from the reality and paint a clearer picture of the evolving industry and the right tools and solutions firms need to respond.

Liquidnet becomes a member of Sustainable Trading

Liquidnet became a member of Sustainable Trading, a non-profit membership network dedicated to transforming environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices within the financial markets...

Stock exchanges may be committed to ESG but more work is needed on diversity

Although stock exchanges are committed to environmental, social and governance goals, there is still work to be done on gender equality on boards, according...

ESG performance strong, until 2022

Although there have been concerns over the lacklustre performance of environmental, social and governance funds this year, analysts believe this is temporary and will...

ISSB appoints Jingdong Hua as vice chair

Former World Bank Vice President Jingdong Hua has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). Hua will be responsible for overseeing the development and...

PROFILES

Eugene Markman: The changing trading paradigm

Eugene Markman, Chief Operations Officer at ION Markets (FX) and Chief Executive Officer at MarketFactory,...

Buyside profile: The many moving pieces of the trading room

Inés de Trémiolles, Global Head of Trading at BNP Paribas Asset Management, talks to...

On The DESK: What it takes to build a multi-asset trading team

From the Q2 issue of The DESK. Since becoming global head of trading at...

RESEARCH

An uneven playing field

Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at why independent research providers (IRP) have not gained the foothold expected after MiFID II. Although MiFID II was supposed to usher in a new era of research, the bulge bracket banks continue to dominate the investment scene and the independents are still struggling to get...

Research: Spinning the truth

Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at how analysts are trying to hold companies accountable for their green credentials. As sustainable funds capture the hearts, minds and wallets of investors, companies will no longer be able to rest on their marketing laurels. Analysts will have to do some serious digging and not...

Research: A change of heart

Lynn Strongin Dodds assesses whether the FCA and European Commission’s reversals will have any impact on small cap research. One of the biggest concerns of unbundling under MiFID II was that small to medium enterprises (SME) would lose their already dwindling audience of research analysts. The impact is still not...

Brain drain in investment research stabilises

The "brain drain" in investment research has subsided, according to the latest equity analyst mapping study from Substantive Research, a buyside research consultancy. The company’s report which covers the first three quarters of 2021, analyses 50 buyside firms with assets under management between $30-$800 billion. The majority or 70% are...

Via a combination of interviews and in-depth articles, we aim to spotlight the challenges faced by successful women in financial services, and with our annual awards programme provide recognition that we hope will encourage greater diversity in the workplace.

The European Women in Finance Shortlist

Markets Media Europe has now released the shortlist for the European Women in Finance Awards 2022. Since launching the awards in 2020 when Best Execution...

European Women in Finance 2022 – The Longlist

In 2020, Best Execution and The DESK hosted the first European Women in Finance Awards, following the model of Markets Media's long-established awards programme....

Setting strategic parameters

Daniela Peterhoff, SVP, President Clearing and Head European Markets Strategy at Nasdaq talks to Shanny Basar about risk managing increased volatility, setting strategic goals...

New CEO of Aegon Asset Management UK

Kirstie MacGillivray has become the CEO of Aegon Asset Management UK, a buy-side firm with €315 billion assets under management. MacGillivray has been the...