We’ll discuss how smart order routers have evolved over three generations since their first appearance in 2007, and why we can expect to see the birth of the fourth generation in 2016.
MiFID II will lead to yet another leap in requirements, both in terms of performance and functionality. The next generation SORs will have to cope with a major shift in market complexity.
The Double Volume Caps introduced with MiFID II are likely to shift liquidity to venues with alternative trading models such as continuous/periodic auctions (such as BATS) and Large in Scale (LIS) venues (such as Turquoise Block Discovery). Some of these new models are already in operation, if yet on a limited scale. As always, new market models rely on networks effects, meaning that they must get a critical mass of users in order to be successful. It is likely that MiFID II will be the catalyst that makes them take flight.
Risk & Compliance The deadline for MIFID II compliance is less than six months away. Though the regulation is largely understood, firms anecdotally report that they expect to be ready with significant workarounds that will likely need to be revisited in the future to improve and streamline operations. More interestingly, firms are finding that the regulators’ intentions are […] August 15, 2017
Risk & Compliance Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) and the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) require huge volumes of data to be sourced and managed. This webinar, organized by Intelligent Trading Technology in July 2017, discusses what sort of data analytics you need to implement to be able to process and analyse MiFID […] August 2, 2017
Risk & Compliance In this video series, Jim Northey, Senior Vice President Strategy and Research at Itiviti, tackles the implications of MiFID II for firms in terms of order routing, time synchronization and Best Execution. In the second segment, he also explores the impact that MiFID II and the Consolidated Audit Trail are likely to have in the […] July 25, 2017
Risk & Compliance Jim Northey explores the implications of MiFID II and the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) for US firms, and provides general advice on how to work towards MiFID II compliance in the run-up to the January 3rd, 2018 deadline. July 18, 2017