Kirk Kvist, Itiviti’s Director of Professional Services for the Americas region, makes the case for and against professional services, outlining instances in which outsourcing can be beneficial vis-à-vis situations in which it is preferable to use internal resources. Essentially it comes down to the three key aspects of any project: scope, time and cost. Is the activity crucial to your core business? How long would it take your existing staff to complete? What opportunity costs are associated with assigning internal staff to the project?
These are just some of the questions to ask yourself when taking this crucial decision.
Execution 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
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
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
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
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