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Best approaches to adopting a cross-asset trading platform

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Best approaches to adopting a cross-asset trading platform

Trading As we’ve learned from previous blogs, there’s an opportunity to leverage growing commonalities between the equities and foreign exchange markets into a more streamlined approach to trading and by extension the use of a single trading platform for both market. But what’s the best approach to migrating from discrete set-ups for the two segments to […] February 13, 2019

Shared trading system design across FX & equities

Trading The convergence of structure and behaviors of the equities and FX markets presents opportunities for those firms that identify them and can focus on how best to exploit them. At the heart of what’s needed is a cross-asset trading system that incorporates the same functionality components across both asset classes while still supporting the asset-class-specific […] January 29, 2019

Benefitting from convergence in FX and equities

Trading 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 successful activities across both asset classes. But for firms taking this route, there are significant challenges. Despite the convergence of FX and equities markets, there […] January 14, 2019

MiFID II: turning challenges into opportunities

Risk & Compliance MiFID II posed a significant number of challenges for trading firms across Europe, but its regulatory impact has perhaps not been as dramatic as many had anticipated. Although many analysts predicted the imminent failure of smaller market players and potentially serious consequences for firms undertaking systematic internalization, the regulation came into play without creating quite […] January 7, 2019

MiFID II: identifying SI opportunities

Trading On December 5th 2018, Itiviti’s Systematic Internaliser solution was named Best New Technology Product – Trading and Execution at 2018 FOW International Awards. In this article, Itiviti’s Jonas Lindqvist explains how Itiviti was already working with clients to identify the opportunities offered by the SI regime on MiFID II’s January 3rd go-live date. In the […] December 17, 2018

The integration of high and low touch capabilities in automated trading

Execution Change is nothing new in trading. Since the millennium, sell-side brokers have had to ride waves of transformation in regulation, market structure, technology and economic fundamentals. Survival and success have depended on adaptability and timely adjustment to these increasingly complex market circumstances in terms of organization, business models and technology. The financial crisis of 2008 […] December 10, 2018

Trading system testing: a practitioner checklist

FIX Infrastructure End-to-end testing of trading environments is essential for financial services firms today – yet it can seem daunting to implement these complex systems, especially if it involves an overarching overhaul of existing point or legacy solutions. Taking a step-by-step approach can break this down into a more manageable process, while the resulting benefits have the […] December 3, 2018

Preparing for FX-equity market convergence

Trading The shifts over the past decade in the structure of the flow FX and equities markets have driven a convergence of the two markets. As a result of these shifts, participants across both asset classes often face similar market structures and matching methodologies, in both cases spread across a diverse set of trading venues. It’s […] November 27, 2018

The need to take an enterprise approach to testing

FIX Infrastructure It goes without saying that it’s imperative for trading technologists to thoroughly test their systems before the put them in a production environment. Clearly, building a market-beating trading platform requires a high level of uptime and a propensity for failure that’s as close to zero as possible. And for years technologists have used a range […] November 5, 2018

The operational benefits of infrastructure testing

FIX Infrastructure Getting it right. In earlier blog posts, we’ve discussed the challenges of implementing efficient trading infrastructure testing systems, and the intricate complexities of their adoption. But once all this hard work is completed, what are the potential rewards to be reaped? The operational benefits from instituting an enterprise-wide approach to trading system testing go far […] October 23, 2018

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