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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

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

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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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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

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

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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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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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