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Staff augmentation versus professional services for trading firms

Staff augmentation versus professional services for trading firms

Trading Kirk Kvist, Itiviti’s Director of Professional Services for the Americas region, makes the case for and against professional services, outlining instances in which outsourcing can be beneficial vis-à-vis situations in which it is preferable to use internal resources. Essentially it comes down to the three key aspects of any project: scope, time and cost. Is […] September 22, 2017

What MiFID II Best Execution means for OMS/EMSs

What MiFID II Best Execution means for OMS/EMSs

Risk & Compliance Best execution under MiFID II is a holdover from its predecessor, MiFID I, but with two kickers. First, it’s much broader in scope, applying to all asset classes vs. MiFID I’s equities-only focus. Second, and perhaps more onerously, it’s more forceful: iinvestment firms have an obligation to take “all sufficient steps” to execute client orders […] September 19, 2017

Is it the right time to hire or the right time to rent?

Is it the right time to hire or the right time to rent?

Trading Staff Augmentation vs. Professional Services for Trading Firms In a world where trading firms always need to be one step ahead of the game in the technology race, it is becoming increasingly challenging to balance the demands of innovation with core trading business activities. A common solution is to look towards getting more hands on […] September 5, 2017

The evolution of ETFs

The evolution of ETFs

Trading Chris Anderson, Senior Product Manager at Itiviti, delves into the history of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and the key drivers that have shaped their evolution over time. The video highlights the key points covered in the TED-style talk delivered at FOW Trading Chicago in June 2017. Read more about ETF Trading August 29, 2017

Trading in the post-MiFID II environment

Trading in the post-MiFID II environment

Risk & Compliance It’s now less than six months to go before the January 3, 2018, go-live date for the European Union’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), perhaps the most wide-ranging shake-up of the European trading landscape in a generation. At its heart, MiFID II is aimed at improving investor protection and transparency, with the […] August 24, 2017

Introducing FIX Orchestra

Introducing FIX Orchestra

FIX Infrastructure Jim Northey, Senior Vice President Strategy and Research at Itiviti, outlines his involvement with the FIX Community and the new standards initiative known as FIX Orchestra. This is intended to tackle the poor quality of the FIX standards document, creating machine readable Rules of Engagement that can help automate the process of connecting to counterparties. […] August 23, 2017

MiFID II: Time for action

MiFID II: Time for action

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

MiFID II and FRTB data analytics, benchmarks and risk modelling

MiFID II and FRTB data analytics, benchmarks and risk modelling

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

The implications of MiFID II for firms in Europe and beyond (Series)

The implications of MiFID II for firms in Europe and beyond (Series)

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

Beyond Europe: MiFID II and CAT for US firms

Beyond Europe: MiFID II and CAT for US firms

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