Trading Systems Insights

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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
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The network effect of collateral management

30th May 2017

Company: CloudMargin
As we have already witnessed, 2017 has and will continue to bring fundamental changes to regulations, challenging even the most robust operational teams across the industry who are asked to do more with less, on ever shorter deadlines. We look at the impact of collateral management within these functions that are pushed to their limits, and how... read more
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100 days of Trump: Should we prepare for post-regulation?

11th May 2017

Company: Corlytics
April 29th 2017 marked Donald Trump’s 100th day in office. During this time, there has been incessant debate in the media about regulatory reform in America. We have listened to bold plans for financial regulation to be entirely repealed, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (‘CFPB’) to be dismantled and its director, Richard... read more
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How the ETF landscape is evolving, and how to capitalize on it

9th May 2017

Company: Itiviti
In recent years, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have seen phenomenal activity and growth. Regulation, product innovation and investor appetite have driven global Assets under management (AUM) to record levels, while also fueling increasing market structure complexity and straining trading platform capabilities across the board. Itiviti, in... read more
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Developing ecosystems to improve communication and facilitate liquidity

8th May 2017

Company: IPC
Over the last year or so, we have seen a shift in the way different asset classes’ trade. As banks become more heavily regulated – and with MiFID II now less than a year away – there is an evident lack of liquidity limiting banks in making markets and providing liquidity particularly in the fixed income asset class. As a result,... read more
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Clockwork reporting - A new era in investment services

2nd May 2017

Company: targit GmbH
In the ‘post-crisis’ environment of  the last couple of years (almost a decade to be more accurate), investment firms are constantly trying to catch-up with the regulators’ growing appetite to increase market transparency and customer protection by collecting transaction data, tighten reporting regulations with ever... read more
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Five ways to bolster your cyber defences

24th April 2017

Aaron Miller, Systems Engineering Manager, Palo Alto Networks Financial organisations hold critical personal, financial and operational information which has made them particularly attractive targets for cybercriminals - last year the Financial Conduct Authority reported that UK finance groups were facing huge increases in the number... read more
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MiFID II: How the cloud can be used for compliance around customer records

20th April 2017

Company: Druva
On the 3rd January 2018, MiFID II (the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) will come into effect. It stipulates that anyone involved in the advice chain for an intended trade must record and retain all records of interaction for a minimum of five years. With the official deadline for compliance less than a year away how can you best... read more