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A Match Made in Heaven? The Growing Importance of Systematic Internalisation

It’s easy, and perhaps convenient, to forget the mad scramble to be ready for MiFID II. Many firms struggled to interpret the operational implications of the 1.7 million paragraphs of text, turn them into policy and assess their potential business impact. The ‘day 1’ priority was just getting compliant with the new regime, and few […]

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Citi Partners with Rapid Addition to Grow Market Share in FX Electronic Trading

London: Citi has appointed electronic trading platform provider Rapid Addition as one of its core FIX platform partners for currency trading, based on the company’s latency performance and scalability to meet business requirements. Citi has integrated the Rapid Addition FIX engine, as well as the Rapid Addition Hub platform into its new pricing technology for […]

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Beware the onboarding nightmare in the battle for client order flow

Regulatory scrutiny of buy-side broker selection and best-execution benchmarking, together with research unbundling rules, have led many asset managers to rationalise their broker lists. With sell-side firms being held to ever higher standards, winning and retaining client mandates has never been more challenging. Typically, sell-side firms look to differentiate themselves through the quality of their […]

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Standing out from the pack or reinventing the wheel?

Last week our CEO, Mike Powell, took part in a panel exploring the much debated issue of whether firms should buy or build trading technology at the JSE’s SA Trade Connect event in Johannesburg. A familiar topic, but one that is constantly worth revisiting given advances in technology and the   margin pressure facing financial institutions. […]

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Living with Giants; tough times for the institutional sell-side market

The institutional sell-side market has had a tough time over recent years. Concerns over economic outlook, shrinking commissions and rising costs driven by regulatory and structural change make equity broking and client facilitation ever more challenging. And while competing with the large global investment banks can appear daunting, the regional players, national champions and domestic […]

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Connecting Markets – Welcome Aboard!

Regulatory scrutiny of buy-side broker selection and benchmarking, together with research unbundling rules, has meant that many asset managers are looking to rationalise their broker list. Winning and retaining mandates is harder than ever. Typically, sell-side firms look to differentiate themselves through the quality of their execution or TCA performance, but a poor onboarding experience […]

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Want to improve your cost income ratios? Our trading technology guru, Kevin Houstoun, explains how to TRADE TV at TradeTech 2019

TRADE TV caught up with our executive chairman Kevin Houstoun at Trade Tech 2019 to discuss some of the challenges we face across the industry. In an ever more competitive industry, where we are all increasingly focused on the bottom line, what are doing to help clients meet these challenges whilst providing them with that […]

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