INDUSTRY VIEWPOINTS

Turquoise Plato – Celebrating successful growth since launch

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

Viewpoint: Flash crash: a market microstructure

Every few years, a flash crash makes the headlines in spectacular style. Yet these...

Viewpoint: Fixing the cloud agenda

  Bryan Labelle, Director of Trading Capabilities at London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) – Data...

Viewpoint: Covid, conflict and FX markets

In these turbulent times Best Execution spoke to Muamar Behnam, Managing Director, Sales HQ...

The Agency Broker Hub: In a digital era, are brokers’ traditional skills outdated?

Umberto Menconi, head of Digital Markets Structures, Market Hub, Intesa Sanpaolo Group. The European capital markets...

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...

Regulation & compliance: Parting of the ways

The UK is carving out its own path in financial services. Gill Wadsworth assesses the divergent gameplan the government is developing. In May 2022, the UK government announced The Financial Services and Markets Bill, which aims to make the “most of the opportunities of Brexit by establishing a coherent, agile...

SUSTAINABILITY

US asset owners lag on net-zero commitments

As asset owners around the world pledge formal commitments to net-zero, those in the...

FTSE launches new sustainable fixed income indices

FTSE Russell launches a new set of sustainable investment fixed income indices (SIFI)  -...

NEWS

Former Deutsche Bank co-CEO Anshu Jain dies at 59 after long cancer battle

The financial services industry lost one of its most prominent members over the weekend - former co-CEO of Deutsche Bank Anshu Jain died at...

Trade bodies recommend changes to European third country rules

Six trade groups suggest that plans to implement a new European benchmark approval regime be changed to allow third country indexes to be more...

Abrdn becomes biggest shareholder of digital exchange Archax

Asset manager abrdn has become the largest external shareholder in the UK’s first regulated digital securities exchange, Archax. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Archax...

Parameta partners with PeerNova to launch new pricing solution

Parameta Solutions, the data & analytics division of TP ICAP, is partnering with PeerNova, to launch a new enhanced consensus pricing solution, ClearConsensus. The company...

$18 Trillion Wiped Off Global Markets in First Half of 2022

Domestic market capitalisation decreased about 15% when compared to the previous six-month period, with all regions experiencing decreases of similar proportions. Overall, more than...

BlackRock partners with Coinbase to tap into institutional demand

BlackRock is making a push into crypto currency by partnering with Coinbase, the biggest crypto currency exchange, to meet institutional demand. The world’s largest asset...

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.

Slow Q2 for European ESG bond and loan issuance

Environment, social and governance (ESG) bond and loan issuance volumes in the second quarter declined 20.7% year-on-year (YoY) but increased 16.5% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ), according...

ESMA raises concerns over sustainability regs

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has responded to the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group’s (EFRAG) public consultation on the first set of draft European...

Investors pull €30 billion from SFDR Article 8 funds

Investors pulled €30 billion from Article 8 funds in Q2, but poured almost €6 billion into ‘greener’ Article 9 mandates against a backdrop of...

Standard Chartered hires Kerry Constabile to lead the bank’s net zero and sustainable strategy teams

Standard Chartered has appointed Kerry Constabile to lead the bank’s net zero and sustainability strategy teams. Constabile joins from Google, where she led the company’s...

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

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...

Rachel Whittaker to head sustainable research for Robeco

Rachel Whittaker was named head of sustainable investment research for Robeco, the €176 bn Netherlands-based asset manager, effective 1 September. Whittaker will be based in Zurich and report locally to David Hrdina, executive committee chairman of Robeco Switzerland, and functionally to Carola van Lamoen, head of the Sustainable Investing Centre...

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.

Building a data bridge

Ambre Soubiran, Chief Executive Officer of Kaiko, talks to Shanny Basar on learning about blockchain, bridging the data gap between digital and traditional assets...

Reducing complexity

Lucy Taylor, sales manager at Coinbase, talks to Shanny Basar about shifting from traditional to crypto prime brokerage, building a new global financial system...

Maria Lozovik: Investing in the climate change supercycle

Maria Lozovik, Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager at Marsham Investment Management talks to Shanny Basar about climate change establishing itself as the next super cycle,...

Dancing towards the convergence of traditional and digital asset finance

Sophia Shluger, Managing Director for Europe at Amber Group, has plotted an unusual path from being a ballerina to specialising in digital assets. She...