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For Emerging Markets, Electronic FX Trading Requires a New Mindset

Although the electronic trading of non-deliverable forwards (NDF) in emerging markets is growing, it needs higher participation and a shift in attitudes to become prevalent, panelists at FIX Protocol Limited's EMEA Trading Conference said last week.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 05 Mar 2013

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Trad-X Launches Dollar Rate Swaps

The hybrid platform for interest rate swap (IRS) trading, jointly operated by a consortium of 11 major banks and managed by interdealer broker Tradition, is set to build off its successful launch of Euro products 18 months ago.

Sell-Side Technology | News | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 15 Feb 2013


FX Has a Place in Emerging Markets, Too

When most people think of trading in emerging markets, they think of equities first. Equities uses well-established procedures and technology and is therefore easiest to implement. In a webcast on foreign exchange (FX) technology, though, FX specialists...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 28 Jan 2013


2012's Financial Crime Coups Raise Stakes, Anxiety

Global regulation was the year’s obsession, but criminal probes─from rate rigging to rogue trading; sanctions violations to insider bets─won the headlines in 2012. Not every financial crime has a ready tech fix, but with buy-side cornerstones like...

Waters | Analysis | Risk Management | 24 Dec 2012

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Newedge Rethinks Organization in Major Restructure

Futures broker Newedge has announced plans for a wholesale reform of the way it operates its business, in light of adverse market conditions.

Sell-Side Technology | News | Organization & Management | 14 Dec 2012


Multi-Bank FX Platforms More Ubiquitous, Less Popular

Foreign exchange (FX) traders are getting more comfortable with algorithms and electronic platforms, says Ugur Arslan, CEO of New York-based quant fund AienTech, at a webinar hosted by Lexington, Mass.-based complex event processing (CEP) software vendor...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Best Execution | 06 Dec 2012

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SocGen Exec: Regulatory Conflict Causing Confusion at Banks

Panelists at the European Trading Architecture Summit (ETAS) in London yesterday said that the extra-territorial reach of US regulation, such as the Dodd-Frank Act and its associated rules, means that banks in other countries are facing serious issues...

Sell-Side Technology | News | Compliance | 23 Nov 2012


Where Next for Risk and Compliance?

While tools and trinkets are pretty, the key to proper regulatory compliance is attitude and information.

Sell-Side Technology | Opinion | Risk Management | 12 Nov 2012


Data Quality, Cost Drive Pricing, Valuations Decisions

The quality and cost of price data—and especially evaluated prices—from vendors is the primary concern for trading and investment firms looking to acquire the data necessary to meet new regulatory requirements across Asia, panelists said. The key...

Inside Market Data | News | Events | 09 Nov 2012


Rogue Trading: Leaving Less to Fate

The destinies of fallen traders Jérôme Kerviel and Kweku Adoboli are a matter to be settled, but what firms' compliance desks should be concerned with is clear: The more you know about a rogue trader, the more he or she begins to stand out.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Risk Management | 26 Oct 2012

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