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Systematic Internalisers: opportunities in a post-MiFID II world

Trading In the months following the implementation of MiFID II, we have seen and will continue to see a number of Systematic Internalisers (SIs) appear on the market – some of their own volition, some following ESMA’s publication of benchmark data and thresholds. What we have seen is that many of these SIs started off by […] September 18, 2018

Why infrastructure testing is critical to your trading business

FIX Infrastructure End-to-end testing of trading infrastructure is critical in today’s increasingly heavily regulated environment – but compliance comes at a price. So why should financial firms pay it, and what happens if they don’t? In our second blog post on the topic, we explore the most pressing reasons to implement a robust testing mechanism. The most […] September 11, 2018

The Nordics: a fertile algo FX trading ground

Execution Adoption of FX algos in the Nordic region has been slower than anticipated, but that could change as regional banks develop algo offerings and the buy side seeks new technology in pursuit of best execution. This article explores recent trends in e-FX and looks at how attitudes towards algorithmic execution may be slowly changing across […] September 4, 2018

Case study: Redburn leverages UL BRIDGE for FIX onboarding

FIX Infrastructure Redburn is Europe’s largest independent equities broker, providing institutional investors with equity research and agency execution across European and US equity markets. As an evolving business it is essential that it is able to provide a high level of service to its clients – particularly when it comes to connectivity and onboarding. Covering such a […] August 29, 2018

Trading infrastructure testing and why it's important

FIX Infrastructure As trading processes become ever more sophisticated and regulators race to catch up, the end-to-end testing of trading infrastructure is an increasingly crucial component of compliance. Financial services firms face severe penalties for trading errors – including fines, loss of reputation, potential bankruptcy and even personal repercussions for senior executives. The cost of failure is […] August 21, 2018

MiFID II: The implications for trading systems and infrastructure

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

Multi-asset platforms well equipped for Forex trading as markets converge

Trading Forex trading is increasingly influenced by and synchronized with equities. With this trend come new opportunities and challenges for Forex market participants. The trading styles and tools traditionally used for Forex are converging with other asset classes, enabling multi-asset and true cross-asset trading, and presenting an opportunity to consolidate and streamline trading technology. Download the […] August 7, 2018

MiFID II in action: half-year review

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

MiFID II: the need for a centralized messaging platform

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

The Itiviti perspective on current trends in QA

FIX Infrastructure The financial industry is constantly evolving, driven by a mix of new business and regulatory requirements. The implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II in Europe, for instance, is spurring a tectonic technology transition. With these rapid changes in the industry and the rising cost of errors in production systems, the quality […] July 5, 2018

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