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 MiFID II marked a sea change in the approach to the handling of order, trade and transaction data. Rigorous new requirements around data capture, analysis, reporting and record-keeping made the communication of data a central theme in ensuring trading systems were MiFID II compliant, and connectivity – between external and internal systems, databases and processors […] August 14, 2018
Risk & Compliance Roughly six months after the introduction of MiFID II, Johannes Frey-Skött – VP Apps Engineering, Itiviti – talks to The TRADE about the short-term impact of the regulation on European market players, looking at both the positive and negative effects witnessed so far. He also outlines current pain points in MiFID II compliance and the […] July 17, 2018
Risk & Compliance With the pressure of initial implementation now a distant memory, MiFID II-regulated firms are turning their attention to the real work required to create sustainable long-term solutions. For many, the race to meet the January 3 deadline meant implementing temporary compliance processes that were far from perfect. Unless updated and improved, these could lead to […] July 10, 2018
Risk & Compliance What happens when one of the top 10 active brokers in Canada is confronted with: Stringent risk control requirements for electronic trading Time-to-market imperative to supersede TMX’ monitoring service termination Need to consolidate 14 internal trading platforms into a central gateway for enterprise-level risk management Optimization of latency and access speed for client connectivity Download […] June 26, 2018
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