Author: Mike Powell

Which Trading Functions are Best Suited to Cloud

Which Trading Functions are Best Suited to Cloud

In previous blogs, we’ve explored the factors driving capital markets’ embrace of cloud technology (link), the benefits firms are already enjoying from making the move (link), and some of the obstacles that can derail a cloud migration strategy (link). What’s clear is that for capital markets, cloud isn’t a panacea but rather an increasingly important […]

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Beyond Crypto – realising the potential for digital assets with institutional investors

Beyond Crypto – realising the potential for digital assets with institutional investors

Crypto currencies have been making headlines again over the last couple of weeks thanks to Chinese regulators banning financial institutions and payment companies from providing cryptocurrency transaction services, while also warning investors against speculative crypto trading. Sentiment was further undermined by Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, reversing a previous decision that his company would accept Bitcoin […]

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Post-Pandemic Optimism – a new era of technology enabled innovation for capital markets

I was lucky enough to join Nomura’s Japanese equity desk in London as my first job out of university. It was the late 80s, the Nikkei 225 was soon to hit an all-time high of nearly 39,000, and the big 4 Japanese brokerages of Nomura, Yamaichi, Daiwa and Nikko had become international financial powerhouses. However, […]

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Confidence to Move Faster - Control and Manage Complex Trading Infrastructure

Confidence to Move Faster – Control and Manage Complex Trading Infrastructure

Running trading infrastructure in large sell-side firms is a tough gig. Not only are you responsible for perhaps the most business-critical part of your organisation, but even the smallest outage or change management error is highly visible to your clients.   Dropping the ball can have significant economic consequences, not least thanks to an increasingly […]

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