Vanguard Pilots Blockchain for Index Data Management

While blockchain has not quite lived up to its hype as the replacement for almost every part of the trading lifecycle, financial firms are finding it useful in managing some of the “less-sexy” and data-heavy processes that most firms have to carry out every day. Joanne Faulkner reports on one such initiative underway around index data management at Vanguard.

Data Fee Complainants Buoyed by SEC Appointee

Recent appointments at the US Securities and Exchange Commission have led some firms to believe regulators and policymakers will finally start to address what they believe to be opaque pricing structures for market data at exchanges. Joanne Faulkner investigates whether a recent SEC appointee will take firms’ side in their battle against exchange fees.

January 2018: Getting Your Bitcoin’s Worth

Financial firms spent a lot of last year focused on Mifid II compliance, but also clearly spent significant time following the ups and downs of cryptocurrencies - and assessing whether to invest in this new asset class.

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The Dark Art of Pre-Trade Analytics

Financial firms commonly review trading activity after the fact to improve their execution strategies. But what they’d really love to do is perform that in real time, pre-trade. Max Bowie looks at how far along market participants are in pursuit of this goal, and the significant challenges to achieving it.

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