Trading Technologies and Strategies

Miller's crossing

Paul Miller recently left specialist buy-side consultancy Morse, although he is still participating in the consulting game - but this time for himself. Victor Anderson speaks to him about technology rationalisation across the buy side, the need for tight…

Pan-European Data: Consolidated Tape, or Just Red Tape?

The fragmentation of European equity trading and trade reporting has prompted suggestions of a deterioration in data quality, and even calls for further regulation. But not everyone believes that regulation is the answer. Inside Market Data spoke to…

Celent anticipates 20% decline in hedge fund IT spending

Hedge funds and funds of hedge funds will reduce their technology spending by more than 20% during 2009 as the industry continues its unprecedented contraction. A new Celent report expects that technology initiatives for the near term will entail…

CSAs set for dramatic change

The demise of Lehman Brothers in September last year was a wake-up call to asset managers and other investors that the single-broker aggregator model for managing commission sharing agreements (CSAs) has its flaws. Reliance on a single equity broker to…

Coming of age

John Comerford spent many years on the buy side in a variety of roles relating to trading, technology, and portfolio management, before he jumped ship to join Nomura and then Instinet, where he is now global head of trading research, based in San…

Thomson Reuters fights fragmentation

Thomson Reuters last month unveiled two new initiatives to tackle the fragmentation of market data that has taken hold in Europ-ean markets since the introduction of Mifid in November 2007.

Quod unveils buy-side SOR offering

Trading software vendor Quod Financial is testing a new smart order routing system for buy-side firms that will integrate post-trade data from exchanges and other trading venues including dark liquidity pools.

The $35,000 toilet bowl

At last, a fitting symbol of the unfortunate combination of malfeasance and stupidity crippling the financial services industry and pushing the world to the brink of economic depression: former Merrill Lynch chief executive John Thain, freshly relieved…

Trade Secrets

Shocking revelations broke last week that the US National Security Agency systematically spied on news organizations and collected data on ordinary citizens under the veil of national security. The amount of data alleged to have been collected is…

Creating a Savvy ‘Network Effect'

The relentless march of trading venues has put pressure on network and hosting service providers, as trading firms seek low-latency access to multiple liquidity sources. But how do you keep pace with the changing market landscape when budgets are being…

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