Trading Technologies and Strategies

Focus on FAS

Recent changes to US accounting and valuation practises are expected to bring more clarity to the role of fair-value pricing. Tine Thoresen reports on the new guidance issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board

Survey: use of dark pools to increase in 2009

A new 29-page survey conducted by buy-side crossing network provider Liquidnet has found that the majority of investment managers who participated in the study plan to increase their participation in dark pool trading arrangements this year.

Floating on a system for fixed income

The world may have fallen out of love with collateralised debt, but even in difficult trading conditions portfolio managers still need to look at complex fixed-income instruments to deliver alpha to their clients. Fidessa LatentZero's David Blocker…

Dark diligence

“Who do you trust?” As that question gains pertinence among buy-side managers, aspects of their relationships with broker-dealers have come under scrutiny. In the midst of sell-side upheavals and ongoing volatility, buy-side traders might presume to find…

Tough times call for new ideas

By now, readers are probably as sick of hearing about the recession as financial technology journalists are of writing about it. But, like it or not, the economic downturn defines and shapes every major technology decision currently being made at…

CEP - Strategic or tactical weapon?

Complex event processing (CEP) technology has existed in the capital markets for some time, but it has gained traction primarily in the algorithmic trading space. Today, CEP technology that analyses large quantities of streaming data in real time has a…

Panel: Market Conditions Driving Hybrid Adoption

PARIS-Buy-side firms are currently looking for a more hybrid offering-a combination of electronic tools and high-touch services to address the rising market volatility and widening spreads, according to industry insiders.

Dude, Where's My Liquidity?

Finding liquidity isn't just about having the fastest data to find the best price on a particular venue; it's also about knowing where to look. And with a plethora of execution venues and data sources competing for order flow, the process of analyzing…

Speed vs Spend

Latency continues to be a top priority for trading firms' market data infrastructures. But with dire economic conditions necessitating tight spending controls, firms are struggling to invest in technologies capable of providing a competitive edge through…

CLS, Icap Enter Post-Trade JV

LONDON-The joint venture (JV) foreign exchange (FX) trade aggregation service set for launch by CLS and Icap is being met with cautious optimism from major dealers, with details of the project still unresolved.

BGC Aims for Front-End Consolidation

NEW YORK-Interdealer voice and electronic broker BGC Partners is currently looking at a way to provide a single trading front end for all instruments it supports. Part of the plan being studied is incorporating the creation, pricing and management of…

Market Meltdown Fuels Operational Efficiency Drive

NEW YORK-For the remainder of the year, the futures industry is set to spend most of its IT dollars on improving operational efficiency and preparing for new regulations, according to industry insiders.

CEP: Strategic or Tactical Weapon?

Complex event processing (CEP) technology has existed in the capital markets for some time, but it has primarily gained traction in the algorithmic trading space. Today, CEP technology that analyzes large amounts of streaming data in real time has many…

Counterparty Risk - Reducing Counterparty Risk

The recent market turmoil has highlighted the need for improved counterparty data management, making counterparty risk a number one priority for firms. Inside Reference Data gathered leading industry professionals to discuss the importance of effective…

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