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What is an OMS?

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What is an OMS?

What is an OMS?

Execution In this video, Lars Wiberg, VP Strategic Research Trading and Trade Execution, traces the history of the Order Management System (OMS) and its evolving versatility, with a focus on technology and key functionality. This is the first in a series of 4 videos that will explore the past, present and future of Order Management Systems […] February 15, 2018

Regulation in a post-globalization environment

Regulation in a post-globalization environment

Risk & Compliance Jim Northey, Senior Vice President Strategy and Research at Itiviti, explores the topic of regulation in a post-globalization environment. In the wake of Brexit and the US election, are we moving away from unified regulatory equivalence to regulatory arbitrage, with single countries taking advantage of regulatory changes to attract market share? February 5, 2018

OMS-EMS evolution: Tools for efficient order workflow

OMS-EMS evolution: Tools for efficient order workflow

Execution This is the first of a multi-part series that explores the past, present and future of Order Management Systems (OMS) and the closely related Execution Management Systems (EMS). We cover these trading tools mainly from a sell-side perspective. An Order Management System (OMS) is a software application for facilitating and managing the order and trade […] January 30, 2018

Best practice in financial software development

Best practice in financial software development

Trading In the financial industry, speed is everything. Taking advantage of trends and market opportunities, but also responding to new regulations, means a constant focus on developing systems with lower latency, snappier GUIs and faster event handling. But the development process itself also needs to be fast. Speed means being able to learn quicker – exploring […] January 23, 2018

The challenges of time synchronization

The challenges of time synchronization

Trading We take the concept of time for granted, but in truth it has a complicated history. It was actually only relatively recently that the idea of standard time became widespread and allowed us to synchronize time within different geographical regions. In the financial world, where thousands of events can take place in a single millisecond, […] January 16, 2018

This is Itiviti

This is Itiviti

Trading What sets Itiviti solutions and technology apart from the rest? Itiviti staff explain in their own words. Go to Itiviti solutions January 9, 2018

Trading in the post-MiFID II environment

Trading in the post-MiFID II environment

Risk & Compliance Johannes Frey-Skött, VP Apps Engineering at Itiviti, discusses the data collection and retention challenges presented by MiFID II and tackled by Itiviti Analyst – winner of “Best New Technology Product – Regulatory Reporting” at the FOW International Awards 2017.* MiFID II has far-reaching and multi-faceted implications for European market participants, but if one were to […] December 21, 2017

MiFID II: The final countdown

MiFID II: The final countdown

Risk & Compliance With just weeks to go before the January 3 implementation deadline for the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), affected financial institutions are flat out as they attempt to achieve compliance as best they can. This is a challenge. MiFID II – considered by some to be the biggest regulatory shake-up of […] December 18, 2017

MiFID II time synchronization underpins best execution, best practice and beyond

MiFID II time synchronization underpins best execution, best practice and beyond

Risk & Compliance Among MiFID II’s extensive new transparency requirements is a new set of technical standards that relate to time-stamping, message-latency, record-keeping and reporting that affects trading systems used by market participants of all kinds. While relatively straightforward on the surface, the regulation’s requirement for time synchronization across trading-related applications are presenting practitioners with some serious logistical […] December 13, 2017

Pre-trade risk & compliance checks

Pre-trade risk & compliance checks

Risk & Compliance The risks associated with sponsored DMA access have long been understood. A practice that began life in the US, many European execution venues now allow buy-side firms to trade directly on their platforms under the sponsorship of their prime broker. MiFID II aims to formalize rules around risky electronic orders and algorithmic trading, to boost […] December 12, 2017