As discussed in an earlier blog post, convergence of equities and FX markets is spurring some institutions to merge their respective trading operations so as to enjoy economies and leverage...
As continued strong growth is predicted for Exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the marketplace is also becoming increasingly complex.
The Futures Industry Association (FIA) organized their 31st Annual Futures & Options Expo in Chicago last week. With 147 distinguished speakers and over 6000 registered attendees, the gathering brought the biggest players in the markets together to address current market challenges, hot issues and changes in the industry. The conference featured keynote speeches such as one by U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad, panel discussions looking at how MiFID II will impact U.S. markets and sessions focused on innovation in the derivatives industry.