Tech at the Margins

It's not just the bigger kids in the school yard

Firms Drag Heels on MiFID II Research Rulebook Rewrite

MiFID II’s ban on broker-subsidized free research will leave sell-side firms with a multitude of challenges—not least how to price research so as not to lose customers who might direct trading elsewhere, without appearing to incentivize clients to trade. Kirsten Hyde examines the pricing challenges facing buy- and sell-side firms, and the potential fallout from the new unbundling rules.

Getting Ready for the Next Tech Bubble

Aggelos recently traveled to Copenhagen and met with the CEO of Saxo Bank, Kim Fournais. During their meeting, Fournais explained that trading technologies might just create a new crisis across the capital markets. Aggelos disagrees, although he says…

A Costly Race to MiFID II Reporting Compliance

Trade reporting and publication mechanisms are a key part of the new MiFID II legislation. So why are alarming numbers of firms yet to choose their providers? With a last-gasp sprint on the cards in a crowded field of participants, Jamie Hyman investigates whether some have left it too late.

Baking a Distributed Ledger Layer Cake in a Data Oven

Much of distributed ledgers’ potential lies in their shared data layer. Yet ledgers’ rapid rise has moved mostly apart from data management and data managers. Tim Bourgaize Murray explores the reasons why, and the possible opportunities within the world of market and reference data management as blockchain and smart contracts gain wider adoption.