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The evolving ETF landscape – and how to capitalize on it

The evolving ETF landscape – and how to capitalize on it

Articles & Reports In recent years, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have seen phenomenal activity and growth. Regulation, product innovation and investor appetite have driven global Assets under management (AUM) to record levels, while also fueling increasing market structure complexity and straining trading platform capabilities across the board. Itiviti, in conjunction with GreySpark Partners, recently engaged in a comprehensive review […] May 18, 2017

Identifying and responding to the demands of traders

Identifying and responding to the demands of traders

Blog The fast pace of derivatives markets makes their participants a demanding group. Derivatives traders must be flexible to succeed, and also need functional capabilities in their technology such as speed, global access and powerful analytics. They confront these needs in an environment affected by new regulation, plus more demands for market access and lower costs. […] April 27, 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

The convergence of principal and agency trading technology

The convergence of principal and agency trading technology

Blog Agency trading technology was traditionally very different from that used for principal  trading. Greatly simplified, principal trading required extreme performance, while rich features and flexibility were key in agency trading. Now, this is about to change. But before we examine what is driving the convergence, let’s take a look at what originally drove them apart. Principal trading involves a […] November 1, 2016

Dealing with structural complexity in global derivatives markets

Dealing with structural complexity in global derivatives markets

Blog Much is made of the power of regulation to drive capital markets firms’ IT investment decisions. But active players in global derivatives markets are also being bombarded by mounting structural complexity, so much so that a recent TABB Group survey found that a full 50% of firms are looking to replace their trading platforms within […] October 20, 2016