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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...

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Buy-side analytics: Equity execution venue analysis

A number of years back I was working with a client with a buy-side asset management business.  They wanted to understand the impact of MIFID and the proliferation of multiple execution venues for equity trades.  I prepared some thought leadership and sketched out a development plan for what needed to be done for a slow-time system to offer after the event analysis.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Buy-side analytics: Beyond TCA

Within most buy-sides there is a realisation of a need for TCA.  TCA is something we have covered before here. There is also a recognised need for performance measurement and attribution.  This post covers those topics yet has a focus on a new analytic area for buy-sides - behavioural analytics.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Buy-side compliance systems: Still 20th Century technology?

Buy-side compliance systems are not, in large part, true real-time.  What does that mean? A genuine real-time system will be event-driven, most existing systems are not. 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Electronify, Evangelise, Educate...

It's not enough to simply work within a firm to change the workflow from telephone to an electronic workflow.  You also have to educate the staff who will be using the system.  And to evangelise...

Sunday, 11 January 2015

FIX implementation: Cost cutting proposal part I

The last few years have seen an incredible focus on cost cutting. I've seen a few implementations over this period where firms have picked up the low hanging fruit options. So several firms have switched from Solaris/Sparc to Linux/x86 hardware.