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Itiviti Talks is your source for the technology perspective on the global capital markets. We have created this to be an engaging forum for sharing ideas with our clients, partners and other industry professionals. You will find videos, blog posts, white papers and more that deal with the needs and challenges of brokers, market makers and trading executives.
 
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We want your input on managed FIX connectivity!

We want your input on managed FIX connectivity!

Blog Today many financial firms are invested in activities that detract focus away from core business. Administrative tasks along with management of telecom, server hardware, networks, software maintenance and IT security are some of the requirements to retain a robust trading environment. Some firms prefer to hand this off to a service provider, to be able […] March 1, 2017

Itiviti Managed FIX: The ‘organizational trust’ argument for how managed infrastructure services have come of age

Itiviti Managed FIX: The ‘organizational trust’ argument for how managed infrastructur...

Blog When Itiviti was formed just over a year ago, our Group management provided several statements on the strategic direction of the business and product development. One of these statements highlighted our intention to give clients a choice of implementation options that would encompass our entire technology stack. These options would include managed services as well […] February 16, 2017

Firms look to managed services for agility and cost benefits

Firms look to managed services for agility and cost benefits

Blog Despite the continuing uncertain economic and political environment, firms are now looking to modernize their derivatives trading infrastructure. The compelling arguments for change – the cost savings, functionality gains and increased agility offered by today’s commercial platforms – are at last overcoming the intransigence lingering since the credit crisis, but now with managed services as […] February 1, 2017

Answering the demands of clients with modern technology

Answering the demands of clients with modern technology

Blog Given the market’s changing dynamics – heightened regulatory scrutiny, advancing technologies and an ever more complex marketplace – what do trading firms consider to be the most important attributes when considering solutions for their next-generation trading technology stacks? A recent TABB Group survey of 72 buy-side, sell-side and proprietary trading firms that are active in […] January 27, 2017

Trading technology: keeping up with change

Trading technology: keeping up with change

Blog The build vs. buy debate has raged for decades now. Financial technologists know they must build to get the complete customization their internal customers demand. But they must buy if they are to make ongoing maintenance of cutting edge systems both an economic and a practical reality. Keeping up with change in the global financial markets […] January 20, 2017

Pressure to perform in a multi-asset world

Pressure to perform in a multi-asset world

Blog Growing structural complexity and the ongoing regulatory onslaught are creating challenges that are forcing global derivatives market participants to adapt or die. Business pressures like the search for alpha in a low-rate environment and the heightened awareness of risk managers everywhere mean it’s no longer enough merely to throw technology at the problem, as the […] January 12, 2017

Preparing the sell-side technology stack for MiFID II

Preparing the sell-side technology stack for MiFID II

Blog In the wake of the regulatory tsunami caused by MiFID II, sell-sides are struggling to manage cost pressure alongside extensive new requirements. MiFID II will introduce a far more comprehensive and detailed framework than its predecessor, impacting transparency, market structure, and organizational requirements. It will also significantly strengthen investor protection. Operational efficiency and traceability will be […] December 12, 2016

Getting ready for the Chinese markets

Getting ready for the Chinese markets

Blog The ETF is the only mainland security on which options trading exists, with regulators allowing the China A50 ETF contracts in early 2015. The volume has grown steadily, options trading on China A50 ETF jumped to record hedge sought in April this year. China’s cabinet said earlier that financial derivatives should be developed in a […] December 5, 2016

Regulatory overload in global derivatives markets

Regulatory overload in global derivatives markets

Blog A raft of incoming regulatory initiatives globally is turning sharp focus on improving transparency and oversight in derivatives trading systems. The consistency of message to market practitioners from different regulatory jurisdictions is to be applauded. But with the cost of compliance counted in millions of dollars per firm, there are concerns that market participants are […] November 14, 2016

Do opportunities still exist for proprietary trading firms in Chicago?

Do opportunities still exist for proprietary trading firms in Chicago?

Blog While many in the financial industry share in my substantial concerns over market regulations and the resultant market structure impacts, there is a glimmer of hope. Before we examine the current landscape, I think it is only appropriate to remind everyone of the history of proprietary trading firms in Chicago. Starting in the 1980s, these […] November 10, 2016