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Viewpoint: Full service confidence

Dmitry Kay, Co-head of EM FX Trading, Europe at UBS speaks to Markets Media about the challenges in achieving best execution in turbulent markets. What...

Market Opinion: Through the looking glass

Steve Grob, founder of Vision57, takes a look at the future of capital markets technology. Despite the billions of dollars spent by capital markets technologists...

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...

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...

The mixed fortunes of FX markets

Gill Wadsworth assesses the toll geopolitical and macro-economics are having on the FX markets. More than three months after Russia invaded Ukraine the conflict shows...

Counterparties come to the sustainable fore

Lynn Strongin Dodds explains how trading fits into the ESG paradigm. Sustainability is often linked to actual investments but increasingly the remit has broadened with...

Eugene Markman: The changing trading paradigm

Eugene Markman, Chief Operations Officer at ION Markets (FX) and Chief Executive Officer at MarketFactory, talks to Lynn Strongin Dodds about turbulence, liquidity and data. What have been...

Viewpoint: Flash crash: a market microstructure

Every few years, a flash crash makes the headlines in spectacular style. Yet these rapid stock market plunges are not in fact rare occurrences....

Viewpoint: Fixing the cloud agenda

  Bryan Labelle, Director of Trading Capabilities at London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) – Data & Analytics Division, discusses the reasons for cloud adoption. How do you...

The Agency Broker Hub: In a digital era, are brokers’ traditional skills outdated?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 infrastructure that has resulted from a multitude of global events...

Viewpoint: Covid, conflict and FX markets

In these turbulent times Best Execution spoke to Muamar Behnam, Managing Director, Sales HQ at Swissquote Bank for his perspective on the FX market...

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...

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...

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...

LSEG: Taking on the world through innovation and collaboration

Scott Bradley, Head of Securities Trading Sales and Platform Distribution at LSEG talks to Dan Barnes about how LSEG is more than a diversified...