Trading Systems Insights

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MiFID II: The debate is over, now is the time for action

11th July 2017

On 29th June, the FIX Trading Community held its summer London regional event kindly hosted by BNP Paribas, bringing together market participants to debate hot topics affecting the industry. And of course, there is nothing more pressing at the moment than the looming MiFID II deadline. The evening started off with an update from some of the FIX... read more
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Mutualisation and the benefits of implementing managed services for FX

10th July 2017

Company: GFT
Regulation is tightening within the banking industry and with the advance of technology, it is becoming more and more challenging for firms to retain acceptable profit margins within their foreign exchange (FX) business. Over the past decade we have seen many firms off-shoring and outsourcing their operations business to reduce costs in order to... read more
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Editor's picks: Developments in MiFID II

7th July 2017

Company: bobsguide
1. Making wealth managers ready as the MiFID II deadline approaches Rodney Taylor, Business Development Director, Profile Software The regulators have been clear in communicating the instruction that they expect best efforts to be made to comply with the fast approaching 3rd January 2018 deadline for MiFID II. Whilst an army of consultants... read more
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The emergence of Interaction Analytics as a compliance tool

4th July 2017

Business Systems’ Tim Thurston explains how Interaction Analytics can be used to help comply with the ever tightening regulations within the financial services Industry Why is the adoption of Interaction Analytics gaining momentum within financial services? In an effort to comply with the ever tightening regulations such as MiFID II,... read more
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Keeping up with European market infrastructure regulations

30th June 2017

The G20 commitments have significantly increased the levels of disclosure, granularity, traceability, and regularity of reporting requirements across the globe. The high standards expected by regulators are a challenge to all market participants. The only thing that is constant with the regulatory requirement is the continual change. Since 2014,... read more
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Making wealth managers ready as the MiFID II deadline approaches

27th June 2017

Company: Profile Software
The regulators have been clear in communicating the instruction that they expect best efforts to be made to comply with the fast approaching 3rd January 2018 deadline for MiFID II. Whilst an army of consultants have spent months explaining the challenges and interpreting the regulation, now is the time to move to the next phase if you have not... read more
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Rapid change is the only constant in the LNG Market

23rd June 2017

Qatar has been the world’s largest exporter of LNG for almost a decade and has been the primary supplier to many Asian consumers, including most of the Japanese utilities. Currently accounting for about 38% of global LNG exports, Qatar has been able to develop its LNG industry by being a prolific and reliable supplier - and buyers have been... read more
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How MiFID II became political

19th June 2017

In March 2017, Vela hosted an executive roundtable in London on the cross-asset challenges of MiFID II. In the this event report, we discuss how buy-side, sell-side, and market operator attendees were all keenly aware that large political and secular decisions could have a considerable effect on the impact that MiFID II will have upon their... read more
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Preparing for SFTR part 2: How financial services must respond

7th June 2017

Company: targit GmbH
In the second post of a two-part article, Marian Predov examines how financial services will be forced to react to impending SFTR regulation. Readers who missed part one, which discusses the regulation's aims, should read that article first. And the reporting obligation goes to…? In one word: everybody! The list includes... read more
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The race to robo-advisory 2.0 will be won by means of hybrid advisory

31st May 2017

Company: Objectway
Just a year ago, Alberto Cuccu, Chief Client Solution Officer at Objectway, wrote a post, Robo-advisors Are Disruptive, but Hybrid Is Much More: It’s Transformational, citing research by Gartner. Our vision on the topic was (and still is) that roboadvisory has a role, but not as relevant as hybrid advisory. A year has gone by and... read more