23 Jul

Embracing Evolution in Fixed Income Trading

TABB Forum recently published Steve's article, written about how the Fixed Income is evolving, rapidly migrating away from the phone onto electronic venues. E-trading delivers significant benefits (capturing accurate data and reporting it to regulators, transparency, liquidity, and increased efficiency). BUT it is resulting in market fragmentation, meaning connectivity is a hot topic.

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12 Jul

TransFICC Sponsors Quorum 15 Annual Network Reception

Fixed Income, FX, Equities and Compliance were discussed at Q15 in London. We were joined by executives from the sell-side, buy-side, FinTechs and RegTechs.

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03 Jul

In conversation with FinTech Focus TV / Harrington Starr

Steve talks with FinTech Focus TV about the start-up journey - addressing a gap in the market, attracting investors, signing up clients, getting the right team in place, then scaling the business

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24 Jun

FILS - The View From Philadelphia

Steve has just come back from the Fixed Income Leaders Summit in Philadelphia, where he met a lot of people, listened to some great panels, and presented “What Fixed Income can Learn from Gaming and Netflix"

17 May

Repo - The Unsung Hero of Capital Markets (ICMA AGM 2019)

Notes from the panel - "Collateral damage? Opportunities and risks for the Repo market"

08 May

Notes From EmTech Futures - Driving Innovation in Asset Management

A full house for EmTech Futures event this morning, organised by IA Velocity. The overriding theme is how FinTech’s can help to drive innovation in the Asset Management industry

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17 Dec

MiFID II Boosts e-Fixed Income Trading

E-trading has grown between 77% and 56% across bond asset classes since the introduction of MiFID II

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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.

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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.