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The benefits of OMS and FIX protocol for buy-side traders

Efficiency has always been a buzzword in the derivatives industry.…

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Walking the tightrope of increasing regulatory data collection initiatives

In a digital world where the volume, velocity, and granularity…

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US Treasury clearing access methods at fixed income clearing corporation (FICC)

The Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC), a DTCC subsidiary, has…

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How the rise in passive investing in India drives sell-side automation

India has been at the forefront of the global rise…

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How interoperability can drive asset tokenization across private markets

  In the past few years, conversations around the adoption…

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How ML can improve alarms classification to detect market abuse

A crucial balance in financial regulation In the financial sector,…

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Research re-bundling: Transparency and challenges in investment research

The financial industry relies heavily on research to make informed…

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The strategic edge of multi-asset trading in a volatile world

Multi-asset investing is not a new concept, but it has…

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Today’s CFO: the tech fuelled evolution of financial leadership

The challenges of the pandemic and fragile global supply chains,…

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The next opportunity for tokenization?

This content was originally published by Kenan Maciel of Lab49,…

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Regenerative finance vs ESG: The next step for sustainable investing? 

The financial world is undergoing a significant shift, with a…

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Stepping into the trading future with Order Management Systems

Teleporting from outdated legacy systems on trading desks with modern…

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RegTech: A disruptive force that’s helping to streamline and automate FX compliance operations

NOTE: This article was originally published on e-Forex.net by Paul…

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European ESG laggards will suffer from decreasing access to capital – analysis

European companies that fail to take emergent environmental, social and…

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Asset tokenization: the next revolution in securities?

BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset manager, in March took a…

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The benefits of deploying API solutions in FX trading

Foreign exchange traders have a wealth of technology options at…

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​Strategic insights into efficient bank relationship management

​In the wake of increased scrutiny of corporate finances, there…

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Nickel: How 2023 trends will shape 2024

The demand for nickel — all over the world —…

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Algo trading in India surges but still has room to grow

Algorithmic trading increasingly dominates stock markets, with around 80% of…

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Regulating the Transformative Power of AI in Asset Management

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming our world, impacting everything…

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​​Mastering treasury risk management: strategies and solutions

​When disruptions threaten the status quo, treasury management becomes an…

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Unlocking FX swaps: The migration to electronic channels gathers pace

NOTE: This article was originally published on e-Forex.net by Vivek…

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Assessing the impact of electronification on sell-side markets

Markets have changed greatly over the past two decades, and…

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The pressing case for workflow automation in fixed income

Workflow automation is not a new theme in the fixed…

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How NBFIs can prepare for closer regulatory oversight

Non-bank financial intermediaries (NBFIs), colloquially referred to as “shadow banks”,…

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UK Crypto Regulation: From Caution to Confidence

The UK’s approach to digital asset regulation has been characterized…

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Implementing digital workflows: balancing innovation and compliance in capital markets

ION Group’s head of fixed income product development, Tommaso di…

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Food for thought: ION Fidessa’s Regulation for Breakfast focused on the new FCA regulations

Recently, we welcomed colleagues from across the capital markets to…

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Navigating the New Frontier: Regulating Crypto and Digital Assets

The explosive emergence of digital assets has reshaped the financial…

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Commodity Management Solutions: Beyond traditional CTRMs/ETRMs

Why traditional CTRM/ETRM is no longer enough Commodities are the…

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SEC clearing mandate for US Treasury Securities

This article is written by a guest author. In the…

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​​The art of effective cash flow management

Effective cash management is crucial for any business. It is…

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Capitalizing on the cloud in a fast-changing FX market

Foreign exchange is the largest financial market in the world,…

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India’s ambitious move to same-day settlement and beyond

Confidence is high, and Indian authorities are in no rush…

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The rise and future of credit portfolio trading

It’s a credit strategy that was off the radar several…

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​​As connectivity gets more complex, new approaches are needed

​The electronic trading landscape has undergone rapid transformation in recent…

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Deciphering the meteoric rise of India’s capital markets

India is on the move and it’s moving fast. That’s…

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Active Accounts at EU-based CCPs

Note: This article was originally published on the Clarus Blog…

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What is the UK regulatory framework?

UK financial regulation is undergoing its most significant overhaul since…

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2024: How technology is revolutionizing the securities finance industry

APIs, artificial intelligence, DLT, data harmonization, Cloud and smart contracts;…

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Managing the nuances of securities finance in Asia

Securities finance in Asia is as diverse and complex as…

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Carbon Offsets Strategy

Navigating the road to net zero: Carbon offsets as a key strategy

Introduction As corporate net zero pledges surge, many companies are…

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Swaps Compression: What is it and why is it important?

This article is written by a guest author. Swaps Compression…

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Understanding treasury management: a comprehensive guide

The basics of treasury management Treasury management is vital for…

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Repo: The heart of the global financial system and why the SEC took action

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on 13 December…

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Regulation matters: the near horizon for Europe in 2024

New EU transparency-related changes applied from 1 January 2024. To comply,…

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Next generation FX analytics: Bringing transparency and more to the FX execution process

NOTE: This article was originally published on e-Forex.net by Vivek…

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Achieving and maintaining an ultra-low latency FX trading infrastructure

NOTE: This article was originally published on e-Forex.net by Paul…

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Migration to ISO 20022: the journey to more efficient cross-border trading

NOTE: This article was originally published on IBS Intelligence. Navigating…

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FX trading risk management: Harnessing the benefits of Digital Transformation

NOTE: This article was originally published on e-Forex.net by Vivek…

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Pathways to success: What steps are being taken to further optimise FX Post Trade Services?

NOTE: This article was originally published on e-Forex.net by Vivek…

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How FX businesses can use data to boost customer loyalty and profitability

Digital transformation in the FX industry has changed how customers…

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Tackling the shift to renewable energy trading

Note: This article was originally published in New Energy World.…

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How CTRMs are revolutionizing commodities trading

Note: This content was originally published by TabbFORUM. Commodity Trading…

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How an EMS helps firms navigate a fragmented fixed income market

Fragmentation in fixed income is nothing new. However, the situation…

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Augmenting cash flow forecasting with machine learning

Cash forecasting is a challenging discipline. Depending on the organization,…

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FX market trends: Liquidity, execution, and the FX Global Code

In the ever-evolving world of foreign exchange (FX) trading, market…

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The changing landscape of electronic trading in the APAC region

Electronic trading is on the rise in markets across the…

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SEC Proposal to Mandate Climate Risk Disclosures

Sustainability is a contentious topic in the US, and the…

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Upcoming changes in the Japanese equities markets

The Japan Exchange Group (JPX) has announced a range of…

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Central Clearing of US Treasuries

U.S. Treasuries are one of the most liquid asset classes…

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Consolidated Audit Trail: Preparing for the next phase of regulation

The Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) has been a major focus…

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Hong Kong’s new dual counter listings model: Challenges and opportunities for brokers

In June 2023, the HKEX launched its new dual counter…

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Algorithmic trading – monitoring and management

The rationale for algorithmic trading has always been to reduce…

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The new features of Fidessa Spotlight in two minutes

One of the initiatives we’re most excited about this year…

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How central banks can mitigate operational risk

Originally published on openlink.com in 2018. Updated August 2023. While…

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Preparing for upcoming UK regulatory changes

For more on the latest regulatory developments from the UK…

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How large are Cleared Swap markets?

In today’s article I am going to look into the…

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The road to desktop interoperability

Desktop interoperability is a longstanding concern for capital markets firms.…

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Why corporates must consider cash flow at risk (CFaR)

In today’s dynamic business environment, corporates must prioritize financial risk…

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Risk management solutions: ERP vs. ETRM

In the volatile world of energy, companies face multiple challenges…

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Why should large corporates consider in-house banking?

Large companies are always looking to improve their asset management…

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Rapid response: Energy firms count benefits of algorithmic trading

Shifts in the world’s energy economy have created a substantial…

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Demystifying CVA, CECL, and ECL: Understanding accounting for expected credit loss

The concept of market value attributed to the counterparty credit…

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Renewable energy trading: How operations must accommodate increased supply intermittency

The increasing adoption of intermittent renewable energy sources like wind…

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Turning treasury into a profit center

In modern times, technology has proven itself the enabler for…

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How IFRS 9 can impact your financial reporting

The IFRS 9 standard adoption became effective on 01 January…

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Trading solutions for the Indian capital markets: The current landscape

The Indian capital markets are experiencing a period of rapid…

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From risk to reward: Managing FX risks efficiently

Foreign exchange (FX) risks can be a nightmare for global…

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ION comes together to innovate at the annual technology competition in India

Developing and employing modern technology is at the heart of…

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pricing credit risk

Pricing credit risk with cutting-edge precision

Challenging conditions on financial and labor markets, affect both corporates…

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How can trading platforms support hybrid working?

The COVID-19 pandemic transformed millions of people into home workers…

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India introduces T+1 trade settlement

On 27 January 2023, the Securities and Exchange Board of…

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Are you equipped for reoccurring commodity market disruptions?

Disruptions are happening with increasing frequency in today’s commodity markets.…

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The MiFID II Review is on the horizon

In Europe, the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and…

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How to approach disruptions in commodity supply chains

Introduction For the past few decades, there has been a…

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3 steps to efficient FX exposure netting

FX risks are hedged in one way or the other…

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The India equities market in two minutes

The Indian capital markets are dynamic, diverse, and increasingly innovative.…

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Bank relationships: How to prepare for an annual bank meeting

Building a good customer-bank-relationship In addition to working closely with…

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10 fundamental questions every Risk Manager should review regularly

As a Risk Manager, one of your primary responsibilities is…

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Top 3 reasons to start using a TMS now

Managing financial risk is critical to any business, especially in…

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The rise of regional brokers in APAC presents challenges and opportunities

The ongoing process of economic development and integration in South-East…

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How commodity businesses can benefit from artificial intelligence and machine learning

To navigate today’s evolving and volatile commodity markets, businesses need…

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Payment hub: Simplify payment complexities

Company growth, new company acquisitions, and expansion into new regions…

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Treasury nightmares: cash forecasting with spreadsheets

Picture this: your CFO needs a cash forecast for next…

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The changing status of dark pools in the European equities landscape

Dark venues have been a significant part of the European…

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Treasury automation: The next level of treasury reporting

Treasury management systems (TMS) standardize and automate cash, payments, treasury,…

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The relationship of regulation with automation and technology

With advances in automated trading in recent years, regulators have…

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XTP Spark: Back-office automation for trading businesses of any size

Life is complicated. Automation can make it simpler. At ION,…

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ISO 20022 messaging: FAQs answered by the ION Treasury experts

This article was updated on 31 October 2022. This article…

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Automation: What’s next and how will it alter the role of business leaders?

Note: This content was originally published by the FT Future…

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TMS and ERP systems: How new technologies improve the system integration

An Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) helps manage a company’s…

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Market volatility casts spotlight on realtime risk analytics

NOTE: This article was originally published on GlobalInvestorGroup.com by Radi…

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Workflow automation through algo wheels – counting the costs?

The demands and expectations of buy-side firms are constantly driving…

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ISO 20022: How the new standard impacts financial institutions, corporates, and technology providers

Financial institutions across the globe have started their journey to…

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Is today’s commodity market equipped for the pressures of energy transition?

In recent weeks, major financial firms have announced investments in…

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Cloud treasury management solutions on the rise

Treasury teams use technology to control the financial operations across…

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​New Scales of Change: Addressing the Challenges of Today’s Commodity Markets

Commodity markets are remarkably diverse. While financial commodities share many…

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What are APIs and how can treasury use them?

There is a lot of discussion and interest around APIs.…

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The EU’s securities markets regulator prioritizes flagging of non-price forming trades

Following an earlier consultation, ESMA published its final report on…

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Integrating your treasury system and MMF portal

Money Market Funds (MMFs) are popular short-term investments. As trade…

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Open banking: quo vadis?

Open banking initiatives were started around the world to increase…

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The ION Desktop Interoperability Framework

ION introduces an open protocol, a desktop-side bus and a…

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Cash forecasting: faster and more accurate through treasury technology

Cash forecasting is essential. Everybody has to do it. For…

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Software and industry evolution

Computer scientists have always tried to implement techniques to extend…

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Payment fraud: How machine learning can help protect your company

Around 47% of companies have been a victim of payment…

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Treasury technology: Why a modern user interface matters

Let’s say it’s your first time accessing the new Treasury…

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Key factors to consider when choosing your TMS

Undeniably, the treasury function of any business is vital. Corporates…

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How technology helps automate FX risk management

In the last 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored…

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Catching up on events – 40 years of the ISIN

The 1980s brought us the first space shuttle, personal computers,…

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10 ways an inaccurate cash forecast can hurt your business

10 ways an inaccurate cash forecast can hurt your business

Treasury is becoming a more integral part of the strategic…

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Innovation at scale

Today, any global enterprise needs to innovate at speed. This…

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Why you should stop running your treasury on spreadsheets tile

Why you should stop running your treasury on spreadsheets

Why you should stop running your treasury on spreadsheets Many…

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FIX Connect technology of the future

The world of electronic trading has been changing rapidly over…

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Elevate your FX business

The relevance of digital transformation Introduction The FX and cross-border…

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Thoughts from the STA Market Structure conference 2021

We were among the many in-person participants at the Securities…

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Trading algorithms of the future

As algorithmic trading has evolved over the years, both AI…

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Webinar wrap-up: Why UPS implemented a SaaS TMS

More businesses are choosing cloud for their treasury and risk…

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Differentiate, commoditize, and harmonize

Repo traders vying to make the most of the industry’s…

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A cost-effective way to adopt Test Automation

Testing automation has become a fundamental step of the software…

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Business Process Analysis – an ION perspective

A business process is a set of activities performed by…

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From Accountant to Treasurer: Where does treasury begin?

By definition, treasury involves the management of money and financial…

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Dark trading restrictions set to remain on the regulators’ watch lists

The UK Treasury’s Wholesale Markets Review consultation paper devotes some attention to…

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How do you manage non-functional requirements?

If you are in the software industry, you’re already familiar…

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Automation of existing software platforms: Part 3

Customization of existing trading platforms is a vital process within…

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MiFID II review stores up more compliance costs

As part of the ongoing wider review of MiFID II,…

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Optimizing FX STP through intelligent automation

Today’s digital and data-driven economy has placed an ever-increasing range…

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How rising interest rates change corporate borrowing image

How rising interest rates change corporate borrowing

The yield on 10-year US Treasury bonds rose from 0.9%…

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Brexit concept. United Kingdom and European Union flags on chess pawns

UK regulators hit the reset button

As the UK gets ready to hit the reset button…

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Real-Time Database Technology you can bank on

Advances in Real-time Database technology are driving faster order throughput…

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Display Order Facility in US Equity Markets

Efficient price discovery is essential to the smooth functioning of…

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How Machine Learning improves cash forecasting

COVID-19 has led to great uncertainty. Creating accurate cashflow forecasts…

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IBOR reform: facts, dates, implications, and how ION can help image

IBOR reform: facts, dates, implications, and how ION can help

Interbank Offered Rates (IBOR) were published daily for multiple currencies…

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4 ways a treasury management system can help better navigate COVID-19 image

4 ways a treasury management system can help better navigate COVID-19

Imagine living through the COVID-19 pandemic without technology. You wouldn’t…

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Scalable data caching requires scalable querying – here’s how to achieve it

Modern fintech applications have to process enormous volumes of data.…

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Automation of existing software platforms – part 2

Evolving the capability of existing trading platforms is a vital…

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GTP Stitching

Effective and accurate order management is fundamental to robust trading.…

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Successful consolidated audit trail Phase 2c go live

On April 26, ION Markets marked a significant Consolidated Audit…

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The structured, the nimble, and the delegator.

A tale of data from the BrokerTec migration to CME.…

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Low-Touch woes vs Restaurant Wars

The other night, I was rewatching an episode from the…

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The easy way to make your trading apps work together as one

Trading is a complex business. In fast-moving, competitive markets, traders…

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Back to Front in Cleared Derivatives

Imagine a world where the connections between the front office,…

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Regulatory challenges of trading Asian equities and the growth of the Swaps market

When trading equities around the world, most investors understand the…

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Should a software house still invest in technology?

Should a software house still invest in technology?

I was reading an article on how LinkedIn uses Kafka…

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Automating existing software platforms

Adding additional automation within existing order workflow systems is never…

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Back to school for MiFID II

The review of MiFID/MiFIR is now well underway following the…

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Driving customer excellence

How a business develops its products and delivers its services…

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AI: Paving the way towards perfect STP rates

The last decade has seen a remarkable rise in applied…

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For those obsessed with quality

Have you said “wow, this is exactly what I wanted”…

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All algos are not equal

All algos are not equal

Algorithms have made their way into our daily lives, from…

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Asset management in the cloud: A choice or a transition?

As on-premises solutions have gradually given way to hosted services,…

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Why clients should diversify the data sources they query for decision-making

Correlations hurt your decision-making (not just your portfolio)

Decision-making in contexts that aren’t always easy to predict —such…

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Doing a UX re-design for your product

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives,…

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The road to SaaS and other myths

Some estimates say that in a few years SaaS will…

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The future of trading system display technology

Following my recent article on trading screen design, I had…

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Brexit: Liquidity shifts post transition period

After a difficult 12 months, Brexit finally happened. However, the…

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Is traditional D2C repo dying?

As D2C repo goes electronic, having the right systems in…

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Finding investment opportunities while remaining compliant in a volatile new world

When I meet regulatory and investment compliance officers in the…

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Brexit: Cross-border trade publication

Under MiFID post-trade transparency rules, equity trades must be published…

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How FX businesses can boost customer loyalty and profitability by using data intelligently

Digital transformation in the FX industry has changed how customers…

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Partial settlement: The CSDR effect

Does your secured funding business support partial settlement? Or rather,…

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New asset class in town

A new asset class comes to town!

We often hear in the press of new trading venues,…

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There’s no cloud, it’s just somebody else’s PC

There’s no cloud, it’s just somebody else’s PC

Cloud-based applications are great. They free users from hardware, obsolescence,…

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The future of web development

The future of web development

The web ecosystem is evolving at an insane speed. Driven…

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Here’s why you need to automate your business analytics

Information is different than knowledge. And the more information you…

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The benefits of a good order management system during a pandemic

Trading rooms of the world have been shrinking since the…

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Brexit: MiFID Share trading obligation – Should the EU investors be worried?

The European Union’s MiFID directives set clear rules on the…

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Let’s talk latency

Trading is a highly competitive business where speed is of…

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Three display functions that all trading systems should embrace

When trading moved from trading floors and into the digital…

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Spanish tax set for January 2021

Before the advent of an EU financial transactions tax (FTT),…

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Recurring waves of Brexit

Recurring waves of Brexit

In the face of recurring Brexit waves, the markets have…

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Working towards a common goal

Working towards a common goal

Regulators globally are continuing to step up efforts to monitor…

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Wider adoption of MMT encouraged

Wider adoption of MMT encouraged

The Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG) recently advised ESMA to…

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The evolving global impact of MiFID II

The evolving global impact of MiFID II

Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced an…

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Catch 22: The share trading obligation

Catch 22: The share trading obligation

MiFID II refined the definition of OTC trading for equities,…

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Time runs out on Swiss equivalence

Time runs out on Swiss equivalence

Over the weekend, the stock market equivalence granted to Switzerland…

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Blockchain food traceability can revolutionize the industry

Blockchain food traceability is gaining momentum in the global agrifood…

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Confronting the challenges of cash flow forecasting

Cash flow forecasting is an essential treasury process. As faster…

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Treasury management systems and treasury transformation projects

Since the early 2000s, the rise in the treasurer’s profile…

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energy hedging

The importance of energy hedging in a volatile natural gas market

Energy hedging can pay off handsomely for companies. This shouldn’t…

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