Dan Barnes

Editorial Director

The Editorial Director at Markets Media Europe, Dan strives to become an integral part of traders’ networks by ensuring they are informed and helped by the information we deliver. Dan wrote the world’s first article on predatory trading algorithms in 2004, and has won multiple State Street ‘Journalist of the Year’ awards in several categories. In his spare time, Dan makes longbows.

Latest From Dan Barnes

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 t...

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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...

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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 better ways to develop algorithms in trading, and took a cautious approach to the veracity of ‘artificial in...

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TradeTech: Best practice for traders and tech vendors to cooperate

The road to best execution is littered with failed technology projects. At TradeTech in Paris, buy-side traders and front office technology vendors gave advice on how to shortcut that route through successful best practices. Matthew McLoughlin, h...

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TradeTech opens on economics risks and the value of trust

Despite the markets being shaken by COVID, inflation and the war in Ukraine, movements have never felt as extreme as during the Lehman crisis in 2007, said the first panel at TradeTech 2022. Speaking under the Chatham House rule, which prevents ...

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The DESK Research: Volatility has changed trading protocol choices in 2021

Buy-side trading desks have used markedly different proportions of trading protocols between passive and active portfolios this year compared to 2020. The DESK reports. The DESK’s Trading Protocols research captures the average proportion of tr...

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Bloomberg: No charge for buy-side fixed income trading

Bloomberg has quashed rumours that buy-side traders are to be charged for fixed income trading in 2021. Buy-side traders had reported to The DESK that Bloomberg was planning to charge them for fixed income trading, effective as of 1 January 2021, ...

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Me The Money Show – Episode 17 – Green Bonds

Me The Money Show Episode 17 from Markets Media on Vimeo. Investors are ramping up demand for green bonds, with issuers seeing a positive appetite which is supporting pricing including Alphabet, parent of Google. Shanny Basar, senior writer...

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