Trading Technology


HFT is here to stay says GreySpark report

Despite its negative public perception, high-frequency trading can act as a force for good in capital markets by adding efficiencies that help investors get a better deal – but only if it is properly regulated, according to new research by technology consultancy GreySpark Partners.

Lack of market surveillance systems “significant problem” says IOSCO report

The absence of market surveillance tools in many jurisdictions and regions is “potentially one of the more significant problems facing the markets in light of technological developments, such as the rapid speed of trade execution and increase in order volume”, says the International Organization Of Securities Commissions in its final report on surveillance.

DTCC hires Tierney to head Asia Pacific unit

US post-trade services utility the DTCC has appointed Peter Tierney as regional head of Asia, as the company continues its drive to be a global centre for OTC derivatives reporting.

Turkey tops table at TradeTech

Prospects for Turkey’s capital markets gave delegates cause for optimism as the TradeTech conference and exhibition in London wound to a close on Thursday. “Turkey is moving from an emerging to a developed market,” said Alexis Chryssochoides, head of prop trading and product development at Eurobank Equities. “The country has already been upgraded by several […]

MiFID II is a “dog’s dinner” says former UK government advisor

While HFT may pose a real threat to market stability, the European Commission’s response has been woefully inadequate and shows a lack of understanding of the core issues, says professor Dave Cliff of the University of Bristol and former member of the UK government’s Foresight Project.

Angry TradeTech delegates clash over HFT

A session at Trade Tech in London fell into chaos earlier today, as furious delegates hurled accusations across the table and members of the audience sparred aggressively with panellists.

Fidessa plans ASEAN trading network

Trading technology company Fidessa has partnered with Asian brokers CIMB, DBS Vickers, Maybank Kim Eng, OCBC Securities, Philip Securities and UOB Kay Hian as part of a plan to create a one-stop trading service for all ASEAN markets.

Citi sets out segregated collateral service

As tough new rules requiring the collateralisation of OTC derivatives take hold in Europe and the US, Citi has retooled its OpenInvestor investment services to include segregated collateral custody accounts – a move the bank says will help mitigate counterparty risk and improve collateral efficiency.

Riding the OTC rollercoaster

As new rules for OTC derivatives take hold in Europe and in the US, banks and asset managers face a complex cocktail of mandatory clearing, reporting and increased collateral requirements.

Chi-X Australia appoints Fildes CEO

Australian alternative trading system Chi-X Australia has appointed John Fildes as its new chief executive, taking over from Peter Fowler on 1 May.

Nasdaq OMX acqusition targets US bond market

Nasdaq OMX Group is to acquire bond platform eSpeed from BCG for $750 million in a move that highlights the increasing tendency for large stock exchanges to diversify as capital markets revenues from equity trading continue to decrease.

Japan Exchange Group wields axe to slash £60 million from costs

Japan Exchange Group has set out plans to slash 8.5 billion Japanese yen (£60 million) from its annual operating costs by 2015 – representing 15% of the firm’s overall budget – as the exchange seeks to revitalise its equities and derivatives markets and take on its competitors.

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