News

Phones
25 Apr
2017

Weekly Roundup - We Are All Dealers Now & The Bright Road Ahead For APAC Market Data

Two articles caught our eye over the last week, which highlight how the Fixed Income market continues to evolve. An article in The Economist highlighted the growth of all-to-all e-trading in corporate bonds and Markets Media published a comment piece about the growth of Market Data in APAC.

World
19 Apr
2017

Connectivity Platforms Report FI Deals Ahead of MiFID II

Sobia Hamid at The Desk reports that the increase in Fixed Income e-trading is driving the growth of secure connectivity channels.

Meet Me
13 Apr
2017

Meet Me On A Venue

Corporate Bonds - Under MiFID II there will still be phone calls, but the calls will end when it comes to market-making. If a trade is deemed Large in Size or Size Specific to Instrument Thresholds, clients will hear, "Meet me on a venue".

Bubble
03 Apr
2017

FinTech - Delivering Generational Change In Capital Markets

"...the financial industry is going through a generational change in market structure due to deleveraging, regulation and zero tolerance of compliance failures." - Markets Media interviews Mark Beeston, from Illuminate Financial Management.

Boston
24 Mar
2017

Fixed Income Leaders Summit - Boston - 16 -18 May

Steve is pitching TransFICC again....this time to the FinTech Shark Tank in Boston

Fix1
03 Mar
2017

EMEA FIX Trading Conference - Takeaways

Yesterday, Steve attended a busy EMEA FIX Trading Conference. Unsurprisingly, discussions were dominated by MiFID II, with most panels highlighting how the structure of Fixed Income and Derivatives markets will change as a response to regulation.

Alltoall
28 Feb
2017

Electronification in Credit Markets and the Emergence of All-to-All Marketplaces

Thomas Thees from CastleOak Securities speaks with Larry Tabb - We have now reached the point where technology supports both the sell- and buy-side being price makers. Thees discusses the emergence of all-to-all marketplaces, the trader’s responsibility to achieve best execution, and the value of data.

Iosco
09 Feb
2017

New IOSCO Report Highlights The Importance of Connectivity for Fixed Income

"The recent proliferation of electronic trading platforms has created a set of challenges for market participants...These challenges highlight the importance of addressing connectivity...in order to provide access to appropriate platforms and counterparties, as well as to allow aggregation and search functions..."

Trans
27 Jan
2017

MiFID II, Transparency And Its Impact On The Market

More on MiFID II and transparency. We expect to see more OTC trading moving to regulated electronic venues, as these venues are obliged to meet the transparency requirements.

Ms
16 Jan
2017

Object Pooling Using Deque, Results in Mean Latency of 0.56 Microseconds

Tom's blog has been getting a lot of attention over the past month, due to a client sharing the Micro Benchmark Testing results - particularly the mean latency of 0.56 microseconds (stack object pooling using deque).

Frag
01 Dec
2016

Fragmentation - Not Just A Problem For Fixed Income

Interesting to hear that FX is facing similar challenges to those faced by Fixed Income

Shouting
29 Nov
2016

Why Aren't They Shouting?

Steve just finished 'Why Aren't they Shouting?' By Kevin Rodgers, who is recently ex Deutsche Bank FICC. If you want to understand how capital markets work, how banks have evolved and the role of technology, it’s well worth a read.

Nut
21 Nov
2016

Cracking The Nut - Open Sourcing From a Single Source Tree

Judd discusses the benefits of using a single source tree and how to avoid the pitfalls

Fils0
15 Nov
2016

The Fixed Income Leaders Summit - Takeaways

Steve's thoughts on the Fixed Income Leaders Summit, organised by WBR Research

Dd
11 Nov
2016

Dragons' Den Votes For TransFICC

Steve pitched TransFICC in the Dragons' Den at the Fixed Income Leaders Summit....and won.

Untitled
07 Nov
2016

Fixed Income Leaders Summit - Barcelona - 8-10 November, 2016

Steve is pitching TransFICC in Dragons' Den at the Fixed Income Leaders Summit later this week.

Tech
21 Oct
2016

New Report On Hedge Fund Technology Spending

A new study highlights increasing investment in technology by Hedge Funds, as they seek regulatory compliance and efficiency gains.

Time
14 Oct
2016

Time Is Back In Fashion......According to MiFID II

Geeky we know, but its not just us who are talking about the need to timestamp an event to within 100 microseconds. Joanna Wright at Waters Technology reports on new timestamping regulation and the need to synchronise clocks.

Credit Trading
03 Oct
2016

Credit Bond Trading Venues - What Is The Size Of The Prize?

Joel Clark looks at fragmentation in credit bond trading and the venues battling for market share.

Fils
16 Sep
2016

New Report From WBR Highlights The Key Challenges Facing Fixed Income In Europe

Results of WBR's research into some of the issues facing the fixed income markets. The survey was completed by 100 senior buy-side professionals based in Europe.

Fixing
12 Sep
2016

Fixing Fixed Income

Great article by Brett Chappell - "The buy-side needs to learn how to aggregate data and above all how to aggregate liquidity."

Clock
05 Sep
2016

Time.....Obtaining Nano-Second Precision in Java

MiFID compliance requires the need to timestamp an event to within 100 microseconds. To achieve this in Java isn't as simple as you might think, as the time from the OS needs to have better than millisecond precision.

Mi Fid Ii Booklet
30 Aug
2016

MiFID II Booklet From The Trade

Very good overview of MiFID II

Os
25 Aug
2016

More Open Source - Continuous Delivery Feedback

More free stuff.......We have just open sourced our continuous delivery feedback screen.