Autumn 2017

Buyside profile : Fabien Orève : Candriam

A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL APPROACH. Fabien Orève, Global Head of Trading, Candriam Investors Group explains why trading desks need to be organised across the asset classes. BIOGRAPHY: Fabien Orève...

Profile : Haytham Kaddoura : SmartStream

STRENGTHENING THE CUSTOMER BONDS. Haytham Kaddoura, CEO, SmartStream Technologies explains how he is making the company more client focused. Biography: Haytham Kaddoura has been the CEO of...

Regulation & compliance : Derivatives identifiers : Lynn Strongin Dodds

A PIPE DREAM. Although ISDA is calling for greater standardisation, the end goal is light years away. Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at the steps being...

Derivatives trading : Overview Q3/2017 : Lynn Strongin Dodds

A SAFER AND MORE SECURE WORLD. Trading in derivatives has undergone a major shift but the participants have not changed nearly as much. Lynn Strongin...

Fintech : Blockchain : Dan Barnes

BLOCKCHAIN: WHY MONOPOLIES COULD BEAT CONSENSUS. Market operators are the traditional builders of infrastructure but banks want to own distributed ledgers. Can they? Dan Barnes...

Post-trade : Euro clearing : Gill Wadsworth

THE KNIVES ARE SHARPENED. Battle lines are being drawn around euro clearing and it is not clear who will emerge the winner. Gill Wadsworth canvasses...

Buyside focus : Block trading : Frances Faulds

THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF TRADING: BACK TO BASICS. Frances Faulds looks at the resurgence of block trading in the new MiFID II world regime. MiFID II...

Market structure : Plato Partnership : Mike Bellaro & Nej D’jelal

EDUCATING THE BUY AND SELLSIDE. Mike Bellaro, Plato Partnership Co-Chair and Global Head of Equity Trading, Deutsche Asset Management and Nej D’jelal, Plato Partnership Co-Chair...

News review : Passive investing

PASSIVE INVESTING CHANGES STOCK MARKET BEHAVIOUR. The massive adoption of passive products, particularly exchange traded funds, is having a pronounced impact on the stock market,...

MarketAxess : Best execution in fixed income : Gareth Coltman

WHAT IS BEST EXECUTION AND HOW CAN FIRMS ACHIEVE IT? Gareth Coltman, Head of European Product Management, MarketAxess Europe offers his insights. There is no doubt...

News Review : SimCorp and TradingScreen join forces for OEMS

SIMCORP AND TRADINGSCREEN JOIN FORCES FOR OEMS. SimCorp, a provider of investment management solutions and services and TradingScreen a multi-asset class Execution Management System (EMS)...

News review : Greenwich Associates and the virtue of optimisation

GREENWICH ASSOCIATES NEW REPORT EXTOLS THE VIRTUE OF OPTIMISATION. Banks and their customers could reduce risk, save billions of dollars and improve investment returns by...

News review : FastMatch launches FX tape

FASTMATCH LAUNCHES FX TAPE. FX spot market operator FastMatch has launched its FX tape designed to improve post-trade transparency and allow traders to monetise their...

Blog : FX post-MiFID II : Harpal Sandhu

CAN CURRENCY TRADING STILL FIND ITS VOICE POST-MIFID II? By Harpal Sandhu, Founder and CEO of Integral Not long ago, all trading was conducted over the phone...

Viewpoint : Tim Healy : FIX Trading Community

A LONG AND DETAILED CHECKLIST. The FIX Trading Community established a number of MiFID Working Groups in May 2015. With just a few months of...