INDUSTRY VIEWPOINTS

UBS: Full service confidence

Dmitry Kay, Co-head of EM FX Trading, Europe at UBS speaks to Markets Media...
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LSEG: Simplifying the Workflow of Buy-Side Traders

Simplifying the Workflow of Buy-Side Traders The recent award-winning collaboration between Turquoise, FlexTrade Systems and...

STP: Mind the gap

Achieving straight-through-processing (STP) has preoccupied the finance sector for decades. Yet it remains an...

Same, same but different: Comparing EU and UK EMIR Refit

Val Wotton, Managing Director of Product Development and Strategy, Repository and Derivatives Services at...

Harnessing the power of trade data analytics

By Victoria Bryan, Senior Data Analyst, Northern Trust Capital Markets, Stephanie Farrell, Head of...

The Agency Broker Hub: Leveraging  ESG data for trading

Barbara Valbuzzi, CFA, Head of Market Strategy, IMI CIB Division, Intesa Sanpaolo looks at the...
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The pursuit of multi-asset trading

Gill Wadsworth assesses the progress being made, the gaps and the costs needed to be addressed. Multi-asset trading desks have become central to the buy side’s pursuit of outperformance in an increasingly cost-conscious and heavily regulated environment. Providing dedicated trading desks for individual asset classes is costly, while switching to a...
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SUSTAINABILITY

Equity markets more sensitive to carbon pricing

The sensitivity of equity markets to carbon pricing risk has increased over the past...

Euronext launches first gender equality indexes

Euronext has launched eurozone and France equity indices targeting gender equality as “first pillars”...

NEWS

Greater coordination needed for cloud innovation

Despite the cloud’s ability to fuel innovation and industry change, financial institutions remain hindered by a variety of barriers to adoption, according to a...

Geopolitical risks and inflation flagged as top risks to financial industry

Perhaps unsurprisingly, geopolitical risks, trade tensions, inflation and cyber risk were flagged as the most significant threats to the financial services eco system in...

Institutional investors sharpen their focus on belt tightening

Saving money is a key priority when pension funds, insurers and corporates are assessing technology platforms in the New Year, according to a new...

BIS warns of $80 trillion of hidden FX swap debt

Pension funds and other non-bank financial firms currently have over $80 trillion of hidden, off-balance sheet dollar debt in the form of FX swaps,...

Securities firms’ outlook remain neutral for 2023 despite uncertainty

Despite the volatility and uncertainty hanging over global financial markets, the outlook for both North American and European securities firms remains neutral for 2023, ...

Traditional exchanges are the preferred route for digital asset trading

The volatility and high-profile bankruptcies of leading crypto firms has only strengthened the case for many institutional investors to use traditional regulated exchanges as...

TRADING

The pursuit of multi-asset trading

Gill Wadsworth assesses the progress being made, the gaps and the costs needed to be addressed. Multi-asset trading desks have become central to the buy side’s pursuit of outperformance in an increasingly cost-conscious and heavily regulated environment. Providing dedicated trading desks for individual asset classes is costly, while switching to a...

How to innovate in a volatile bond market

When trading teams are fully stretched it is hard for them to support innovation and change, yet Dan Barnes finds that the two things are not mutually exclusive. In 2022 bond markets have been shaken by war, disease and natural disaster. Risks that have proven hard for portfolio managers to model,...

A natural curiosity

Karim Awenat, Invesco's head of fixed income trading, London discusses the skillsets, culture and technology needed to navigate the bond markets. What are the challenges to fixed income trading today? We have seen a lot of changes over the past few years such as automation, dark pools and regulation that promotes transparency....

On the DESK: Making traders integral to the investment process

Sonali Pier explains how a trader can stand out, and be given a sense of owning the investment process through leadership. How is trading built into the investment process within PIMCO, and why are traders referred to as portfolio managers within PIMCO? I think that is unique to PIMCO. That group...

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.

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How much do investors care about social responsibility?

On average, investors are willing to forgo some monetary gains in order to promote social interests but one third have a strong preference for...

EFRAG appoints Wolf Klinz and Patrick de Cambourg

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) General Assembly has appointed Wolf Klinz as the chair of the EFRAG Financial Reporting Board and Patrick...

FCA to establish code of conduct for ESG data and ratings providers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has created a focus group to develop a code of conduct for environment, social and  governance (ESG) data and...

ESMA to consider limiting use of sustainability related terms in fund names

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is considering limiting the use of environment, social and governance (ESG) or sustainability-related terms in fund names....

PROFILES

Profile: Rick Di Mascio

Rick Di Mascio, founder of Inalytics explains why it is important to take a...

A natural curiosity

Karim Awenat, Invesco's head of fixed income trading, London discusses the skillsets, culture and...

On the DESK: Making traders integral to the investment process

Sonali Pier explains how a trader can stand out, and be given a sense...

RESEARCH

The missing pieces – integrating ESG analysis into investment research

Lynn Strongin Dodds explores the never-ending challenge in integrating ESG analysis into investment research. Despite the demand for sustainable funds, the plethora of regulation especially in Europe and increased resources, fund managers are still struggling to find the right words. Studies show that providing tangible evidence to support decision making...

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...

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.

European Women in Finance – If I had my time again…?

Some of this year's winners are asked what they would do differently if they had their time again.

European Women in Finance – what support and encouragement is needed?

Some of this year's winners tell us how their firms encourage and support women employees.

European Women in Finance – what steps are still needed?

Some of this year's European Women in Finance Winners describe what hurdles still need to be overcome to achieve parity in the workplace.

Digitising Capital Markets

Yassamin Issapour, CFO & COO and co-founder of agora Digital Capital Markets, talks to Shanny Basar about using DLT to transform capital markets, taking...