INDUSTRY VIEWPOINTS

Is there a better way for European retail brokers to achieve best execution? – Suminski & Wood

By Adam Wood, Head of Turquoise Europe & Securities Trading Specialist Sales, LSEG, and...

Enhancing trading through better surveillance

Trade surveillance, like best execution, can be harder to analyse in fixed income markets...

Euronext FX Dashboard

Euronext FX, an Electronic Communication Network (ECN) for foreign exchange and precious metals trading...

Buyside focus: It’s all about the data 

Heather McKenzie explains why robust frameworks are key in unlocking the value of data. Although buyside firms recognise that market and reference data are a significant source of alpha, challenges remain for buyside market and reference data strategies. This was the findings of a recent Refinitiv report – Connected data: challenges...

BMLL partners with Aquis to provide members with market structure insights

Data and analytics company BMLL has partnered with Aquis Exchange to provide its members...

SmartStream launches new collateral optimisation tool

SmartStream Technologies has launched Eligibility API, a new solution for faster collateral management optimisation. Eligibility...

NEWS

Gemspring acquires GoldenSource

Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm,  has acquired GoldenSource, a provider of enterprise and master data management solutions to financial services companies worldwide. Financial...

Fenergo launches FinCrime risk solution

Fenergo, a  provider of digital solutions for Know Your Customer (KYC) and client lifecycle management (CLM), has launched FinCrime Risk . This application programming interface...

Buy side trading desks continue upward spend on technology

Budget increases for trading desks drove buy-side technology spending above $10 billion last year,  according to a new report - Buy-Side Technology Spending Continues...

UK regains top position for on venue GBP IRS

UK trading venues have regained their position as the biggest location for on-venue execution of GBP interest rate swaps (IRS), giving them a greater...

TradeTech: Nine out of ten traders favour permanent hybrid working

By Gill Wadsworth. Nine out of ten traders favour a permanent hybrid working model post-pandemic, research conducted at TradeTech revealed. In the second day of the...

TradeTech: Should AI be allowed into live markets?

Artificial intelligence is not ready to go into live markets, according to one panel at TradeTech in Paris today, who were advising on the...

TRADING

Exchanges continue to battle it out

Exchanges support such a wide range of business models that competition exists everywhere. Dan Barnes reports. In the mid-2000s banks fought against the costs that stock exchanges were able to charge in transaction fees. This drove many equity bourses into new business areas as they sought to maintain profitability. Looking at...

Equities trading focus: A bumpy road ahead

Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at the current trends in equity markets and the changes needed to make them more efficient. Covid rattled equity markets in 2020 but it is nothing compared to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Few predicted the conflict and unsurprisingly, geopolitical risks are now much higher on...

Buyside Profile: Cathy Gibson

Cathy Gibson, global head of trading at Ninety One explains the changing dynamics of a global trading desk. How have current events impacted the market and skillset needed to trade? First and foremost, this is a humanitarian crisis. However, the important thing, like any crisis, is not to panic. You need...

Derivatives trading focus: Restricting access to derivatives

In 2022 regulation and market activity may see greater adoption of derivatives, but traders need to be cognisant of their limitations. Dan Barnes reports. Derivatives, across both listed and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, are an attractive tool for engaging with risk and position management. However, the post-2008 regulatory environment and anti-free market...

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.

Deborah NG joins GMO as first head of ESG and sustainability

Deborah Ng joins Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo (GMO) as the firm's first head of ESG and sustainability. Ng is responsible for leading and accelerating the...

Euronext launches AEX ESG index

Euronext has launched the new AEX ESG Index, which identifies the 25 companies that demonstrate the best environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices from the...

SDGs – Commercial banks and the capital markets industry have along way to go

According to data from ISS ESG, most of the commercial bank and capital markets industry are contributing poorly to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals...

Sustainable bonds and funds take a hit during market volatility

Although the long-term prospects look promising, soaring inflation and market volatility is taking its toll on the sustainable bond market. As a result, the issuance...

PROFILES

Buyside Profile: Cathy Gibson

Cathy Gibson, global head of trading at Ninety One explains the changing dynamics of...

Profile: Nicky Maan

Nicky Maan, CEO of Spectrum Markets, explains why now is the right time for...

Buyside profile: Kristian West

Kristian West, head of JP Morgan Asset Management’s investment platform, explains how the asset...

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.

Changing the paradigm

Shanny Basar talks to Dr. Amber Ghaddar and Bridget Greenwood about launching The 200bn Club to increase funding for female founders, encouraging more women...

European Women in Finance – Winners – Catherine Read

 Winner of this year's EXCELLENCE in LEADERSHIP is Catherine Read, Chief Operating Officer, Royal London Asset Management. European Women in Finance Awards 2020 from Markets...

European Women in Finance : Vernita Exum

Vernita Exum, head of index equities in Europe at Vanguard Asset Management explains how the firm is navigating the current environment as well as...

European Women in Finance : Diana Biggs : Driving digital change

Diana Biggs, Chief Executive Officer of Valour, got her first computer when she was just four years old. So it is unsurprising that her career...