Industry Issues & Initiatives

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…

Asia’s MiFID II Compliance Countdown

The countdown to Jan. 3, 2018, when MiFID II will take effect, is starting to sound like the ominous ticking of a time bomb. Many details of the regulation have been available for some time, yet as the clock ticks down, questions still remain over…

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…

ESG: Turning Green into Green

ESG is booming, but there's room for further development—Waters speaks to executives from banks, hedge funds, asset managers and vendors to explain how this sector is growing and how AI can speed up its development.

Gen X Is No Different from the Baby Boomers

Complaining about the influence of the new generation is de rigueur in some executive circles. But, James argues, senior technologists might not want to be the first ones to cast stones.

Quantum Computing: Beyond Zeros and Ones

Traditional computers as we know them are reaching a fundamental barrier where they will not be able to solve certain problems or go any faster—enter quantum computing.