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Trends: Is the blockchain era finally here? | Fintech recap 2017

12th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
Whilst blockchain has been knocking on the mainstream’s door for some years, it was only arguably as recently as this Sunday that it was allowed a significant foot in. In from the cold and finally joining AI, Big Data and the Cloud around the fire, the announcement on Sunday that CBOE was now trading bitcoin futures suggests the... read more
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The signs that point to volatile markets in December

12th December 2017

Company: EQ Global
Sterling has once again been trading in wide ranges against the Euro (High 1.1441 versus Low 1.1080) and USD (High 1.3400 versus Low 1.3034) since the beginning of Q4. The first UK interest rate rise in more than a decade was anticipated by markets and Sterling has been under pressure following mixed signals about the monetary policy outlook and... read more
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The countdown to MiFID II: Born on the 3rd Jan?

5th December 2017

As the peal of the 2018 New Year’s Day bells fade away, spare a thought for all those MiFIDians, for whom the seasonal break was shorter than usual, or was a welcome respite before the oncoming storm on 3rd January go-live, a date itself tempestuously debated by the industry. Following a year’s reprieve, has the industry spent its time... read more
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How Millennials may shape the future of asset management

16th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
The PIMFA Millennial Report 2017 was published today, with the aim of learning how the youngest working generation views personal investment management. Bobsguide's very own Millennial, David Beach, takes a look. Foresight is not often associated as the strongest suit of the young. Gratification tends to be instantaneous; remember #YOLO... read more
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Derivatives: Turning risks into opportunities

14th November 2017

Company: Objectway
Derivatives are financial instruments that are often considered complex and much specialised. Derivatives enable full or partial protection against downside losses by creating short position that can cover unpredictable events. While investing in derivatives can be used for hedging, using them to invest in underweighted segments can also... read more
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Aiis to the Right: Down but not out after MiFID II

7th November 2017

Reg data transformation and history Down… Despite the majority of the industry’s practitioners’ opinion that the proven Aii is being replaced with the somewhat inferior ISIN symbology, MIFID II regulations have mandated ISIN use for all markets, including those existing that use the Alternative Instrument Identifier... read more
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Are fintech’s latest buzzwords up to the task of solving MiFID II?

2nd November 2017

Company: bobsguide
Quentin Limouzi, Chief Revenue Officer for TS, an electronic trading solution provider, speaks to bobsguide about the current trading market, challenges arising from MiFID II and finding the signal through the noise when it comes to fintech’s buzzwords. How did you come to TS?  I joined TS in 2002 as an intern in London when... read more
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IT infrastructure on the trading floor: Future trends

26th October 2017

Company: WEY Technology
Trends in the trader workplace Business and IT managers making decisions about trading floor design and infrastructure face three major trends which are impacting needs assessment and resource allocation: stricter regulation, the evolution of the role of the human trader, and cost pressures. Regulatory environment and the transparent... read more
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"It's Moore's law on steroids" - Fast data meets Big Data and a whole new technological generation is born

20th October 2017

Company: bobsguide
Five years ago in the ever so tech primitive 2012, you either managed Big Data or Fast Data. There was a compromise and trade-off between the two, it was simply impossible to compute vast amounts of data in a reasonably responsive way and a real headache for data solution providers. The subsequent half decade has sought to reconcile that... read more
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The must have 2015 CFI Code for MiFID II

9th October 2017

Not just here and now, but now and then Reg data transformation and history Here and now… EMIR reporting for listed derivatives required the use of the ISO standard Classification of Financial Instruments or CFI code and following its 2015 update under ISO 10962, its use is further mandated under CSDR (European Central Securities... read more