The evolving global impact of MiFID II
On November 4, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced an extension of their no-action letter regarding the European Union’s investment research rules. This extension helps both SEC regulated brokers and their European counterparts to the ultimate benefit of EU investors.
Equities trading solutions:
to buy or build?
To win business in today’s highly competitive marketplace banks need to add value in unique ways. But in their desire for control, they are often held hostage by their legacy systems. Read on to find out why getting the right balance of third-party and in-house technology is key.
Low touch in Derivatives:
The Electronification of Trader Expertise
If the buy side is looking for a greater degree of efficiency on their high-touch order flow, and this is delivered through a shift to low-touch trading, what does this actually mean and how do the FCMs handle this change?
Low Touch in Derivatives:
Following the parallel path
The service expectations from their buy side clients continue to put pressure on the sell side to deliver. Recent developments in the equity markets provide the perfect bellweather for the changes we’ll see in electronic futures business in the next few years.
The Low Touch (R)evolution
As buy sides continue to demand higher and higher levels of execution service from their brokers, there’s a silent evolution underway in the way both buy sides and sell sides think about low-touch electronic trading.
Where all the sticking plaster got used!
Post-trade operational processes have typically had to play catch-up with the evolving front-office business. Here we take a look at some of the challenges in achieving post-trade efficiency and explore the advances that are now delivering trade matching for exchange-traded derivatives on trade date.
Takeaways from WBR’s Equities Leaders’ Summit
With an audience of buy sides, sell sides, venues and vendors the discussions at the Equity Leaders’ Summit in December 2018 were wide-ranging and thought-provoking. Here are some of the key themes that were debated and where there does finally seem to be some consensus.
Addressing the Status Quo:
Why is Securities Finance Under-served by Technology?
Replacing your legacy securities finance technology can have clear benefits. But where do you start? Here’s how ION has helped firms at different stages of the maturity curve achieve greater efficiency and agility and lower costs.