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Fixed Income Trading: New venues

A simple question came up recently in a conversation – how many new Fixed Income trading venues are there?  I could not think of anywhere th...

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Middleware, an appreciation….

Throughout my working life the role of middleware has played a crucial part.  For many people it’s something of a dark art that is not well understood.  This post will set out a description of some use cases, some solutions offered by middleware, a taxonomy of different types of middleware and a forward looking analysis.

Regulation SCI: A primer...

A suggestion from a reader was to conduct an analysis of Regulation SCI...

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Innovation, leadership and management

Quite some time ago I attended a "town hall" meeting for the IT staff for a large financial services company.  One of the subjects that was discussed was innovation. 

Fixed Income Trading: New venues

A simple question came up recently in a conversation – how many new Fixed Income trading venues are there?  I could not think of anywhere that maintained a comprehensive list, so I decided to try and put something together. 

Google, robots.txt and the “Search for Liquidity”: Fixed Income edition

This is a companion piece to the original post "Google, robots.txt and the “Search for Liquidity” from June 2014. If you have some time, read that first. If you have more time, also read this "Bootstrapping, FIIDL and the mesh exchange"

Monday, 15 December 2014

Vendor relationship management and "Orphan Technology" - what next?

Orphan Technology refers to the phenomenon where a technology is effectively abandoned by it's owner.  This happens in many cases due to mergers and acquisitions - a firm acquires a competitor and then orphans the acquired firm technology portfolio. 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Internet of Things vs Fintech: FIGHT!

One of the things I enjoy in life is engineering.  Whether that’s a well written piece of code or a well thought out physical implement.  In order to understand I try to draw analogies between different types of engineering and so for this post I want to cover the many similarities between the Internet of Things and financial technology, hereafter fintech…

Friday, 5 December 2014

TCA for Fixed Income in a new trading venue world

So, for clarity and comparison, let's look at the TCA process per asset class in the "old world", although the focus of this post is only on Fixed Income...