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12 Nov

Automation is the Answer - Fixed Income Leaders Summit Amsterdam 2018

Regulation, Brexit and Market Fragmentation all got a lot of airtime. But our key takeaway was how trading desks are dealing with automation.

12 Oct

MiFID II Drives Growth in e-Trading

Remember MiFID II? It's back in the news - seen as the catalyst for recently reported platform volume growth

24 Sep

Fixed Income Leaders Summit Singapore - China and eTrading

Steve has just returned from the Fixed Income Leaders Summit in Singapore. Perhaps unsurprising, the two themes that dominated discussions were accessing China’s $9tn Bond Market and the continued adoption of electronic trading in Asia.

Data Tsunami
11 Jun

A Data Tsunami Is Coming (and the Alarm has been Sounded)

Last week Steve attended the Fixed Income Leaders Summit in Boston, where the overriding theme was the challenge presented by the growing volume of data.

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06 Mar

Getting to the Decision Makers - Our Inside View of the FinTech Innovation Lab

Eight weeks into the FinTech Innovation Lab and we have pitched to over 1,000 relevant people at target banks, including HSBC, Credit Suisse, Intesa SanPaolo, Nordea, Lloyds and UBS. ....with more to come. We provide an inside view of the Accenture programme.

24 Jan

The Importance of Connectivity in Fixed Income

Do Order Management Systems inhibit innovation in institutional fixed income trading? On balance, YES....

15 Jan

MiFID II Data To Drive Bond Market Structure

Shanny Basar at Markets Media writes about how MiFID II is driving the evolution of eFI trading, with expected increases in e-trading volumes and market data - two issues that are resolved by TransFICC

30 Nov

MiFID II Likely to Become International Best Practice

The unbundling of research and best execution requirements under MiFID II could become best practice worldwide, as commercial pressures are driving asset managers outside the EU to revise their execution processes and policies.

14 Nov

Fixed Income Leaders Summit - Takeaways

Key takeaways from the Fixed Income Leaders Summit - Regulation, Data, Best Ex, Technology, Fragmentation and FinTechs

11 Sep

Why You Should Care About JMH.........And A New Tool To Analyse JMH Data

JMH is a tool to measure Java code that is executed within micro-second timescales. Because TransFICC operates an ultra low-latency environment we developed Influx JMH Reporter to process JMH data - this has now been open sourced.

25 Aug

Weekly Roundup - The Evolution of Corporate Bond Trading

This week we highlight an article written by Jim Greco in his weekly newsletter, TradingPlaces. Jim's article looks at the rise of e-trading, with venues introducing alternative forms of liquidity and e-trading firms emerging to become some of the largest liquidity providers.

18 Aug

Weekly Roundup - Trends in Fixed Income Trading 2017 (Part 2)

GreySpark has just published the second part of its Trends in FI Trading, which includes a review of TransFICC's recently launched One API for eTrading.

13 Jul

Weekly Roundup - Trends in Fixed Income Trading 2017

New report from GreySpark highlights the structural shift taking place in corporate and government bond trading.

30 Jun

Weekly Roundup - Asia FinTech

FinTech is HOT in Asia - Steve and Tom have just returned from two exhausting days at the Echelon Asia Summit.

21 May

Weekly Roundup - The View From Boston

Views from last week's Fixed Income Leaders Summit in Boston. Two full days talking about the key themes in Fixed Income - Fragmentation, Regulation, Transparency and e-Trading.

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10 May

The Holy Grail for Technology Firms - Matching Corporate Bonds

A very interesting piece by Shanny Basar at Markets Media points to the expected growth of all-to-all corporate bond trading, the increasing number of venues offering all-to-all, how market data is exploding, and the role of technology in connecting these markets. It's got it all.

03 May

Weekly Roundup - Technology And Fragmentation Drive Market Data Volumes

When markets were more manual and intermediated by people, the flow of information was limited to human networks. Electronic markets, coupled with increased market fragmentation, have multiplied the volume of market data exponentially.

25 Apr

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.

19 Apr

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

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".

03 Apr

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.

24 Mar

Fixed Income Leaders Summit - Boston - 16 -18 May

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

03 Mar

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.

28 Feb

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.