Lessons from credit: Could all-to-all help Treasury markets?
Regulators are looking to all-to-all trading as a possible solution for worrying volatility and deteriorating liquidity in US Treasury markets.
Waters Wavelength Podcast: Fixed income execution & innovation
This week, Spencer Lee, chief markets officer at TS Imagine, joins Tony on the podcast to discuss execution issues and innovation within the fixed income space.
LiquidityBook looks to displace Fidessa as sell-side OMS of choice
What began as a small buy-side technology offering, now has ambitions to oust Fidessa in the sell-side OMS space. LiquidityBook, now armed with a handful of ex-Fidessa employees, has secured the product expertise. Can it secure the clients?
More trading venues face extra supervision under FCA plan
“Woolly” rules fuel concern that bulletin boards and tech providers could be swept in
UK divergence on trading venue perimeter threatens more costs and a complex compliance landscape
The FCA is in the middle of a tug of war over the definition of a trading venue. Will it diverge in a bid to present itself as a competitive market internationally or align with its EU partners?
Waters Wrap: Ion’s fixed income EMS & how tech development theory is changing
Some of the largest trading platform providers have embarked on major integration projects in recent years. As fintech disruption continues, Anthony says this is not a fad, but an evolutionary shift.
Rival platforms battle to control electronic trading of CLOs
Octaura has the backing of dealers, while Kopentech is leaning into its buy-side roots
How Liontrust AM reimagined tech vendor partnerships to retain IP post-Majedie acquisition
Buying off the shelf can be cheaper and faster than building in-house, but giving up IP rights to critical platforms is a trade-off some firms aren’t willing to make.
FDC3 creator sets sights on cloud-based interop with new company
Nicholas Kolba’s new venture aims to provide cloud-based interoperability for financial services apps—free of desktop containers and proprietary implementations.
Is an EMS an exchange? Vendors alarmed by scope of Reg ATS amendments
Some industry participants are worried that proposed amendments to Regulation ATS could see the trading perimeter expanded to include a wide array of messaging systems.
Natixis: Interop is a buy-side “necessity”
The asset manager is building front-office interoperability based on a canonical data model.
Reg ATS: SEC 'bowing to public pressure' in reopening proposal
The US markets regulator has extended the comment deadline on a proposal to regulate Treasuries venues after it faced a storm of complaints from the public and financial industry.
Bloomberg’s Aim-Port integration highlights broader industry interop push
The data giant is creating tighter back-end interoperability between its buy-side platforms and using APIs to connect with other third-party providers.
Cboe completes integrations of triple acquisition, turns focus on risk and analytics
In 2020, Cboe Global Markets acquired three businesses in rapid succession. Two years later, the tech stack integrations are complete, and the now-combined entities make up the majority of the exchange’s rebranded Risk and Market Analytics Group.
People Moves: DTCC, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Trading Technologies, and more
A look at some of the key "people moves" from this week, including Frank La Salla (pictured), who joins DTCC as its next president and chief executive officer.
Waters Wrap: As M&A heats up, integration concerns mount
In the order and execution management space, and in the mid-tier market data platform provider space, there’s been a fair amount of M&A activity in recent years. Anthony looks at why some market observers are worried about this consolidation.
Shaking things up in the dark: Vendors build new tools for dark-pool trading in Asia-Pacific
New conditional order venues could bring more liquidity and sophistication to dark pool trading in the region.
This Week: Bloomberg; Charles River, DTCC, SmartStream & More
A summary of the latest financial technology news.
EU trading venue definition could crush innovation, say bank execs
Firms worry that regulating a broader net of firms could unravel progress in fixed income electronification and raise costs for market participants
Where have all the blockchain startups gone?
Building a startup is hard. Building a blockchain startup is harder. More than 10 current and former financial blockchain builders and users detail their experiences of trying to cut their teeth on a once-darling tech, and the lessons they’re still…
LSEG-Tora: A tale of crypto, Asia expansion and (more) integration burdens
When LSEG acquired Refinitiv, it added Eikon, FXall, and AlphaDesk to its portfolio of execution platforms. In February, the exchange also bought Tora, which has a stronghold in Asia, as well as a presence in crypto. While sources say there are clearly…
SEC sets its sights on fixed-income platforms with Reg ATS revamp
US regulator’s mammoth January proposal has something in it for most US trading systems, but Jo suspects it will be the definitions of exchanges that hit the hardest.
Waters Wrap: Pico, Redline, & the shrinking mid-market, market data tech space
After pairings of the Options-Activ, Exegy-Vela, and now Pico-Redline, Anthony wonders whether the next wave of consolidation will involve the biggest tech and market data players.
Money.Net returns, plans launch of new terminal in early 2022
Last year, the low-cost data vendor filed for—and emerged from—Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection after facing financial woes and a lawsuit from former investors. This new iteration will be led by several execs from broker Gain Capital.