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Buyer’s Guide: Trade Surveillance Systems

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This report reviews six third-party technology vendor trade surveillance systems utilised by both buyside and sellside markets participants.

Buyside Trends

The Rise of the Non-bank Liquidity Provider

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The growing ability of non-bank spot FX liquidity providers to service client demand in the marketplace came to the fore in 2016’s Euromoney annual spot FX volumes survey results, which showed that the amount of currencies volume supplied by the top-five market-makers was falling when compared to the ability of one proprietary trading firm – XTX Markets – that provides pricing to dealer-to-client currencies (D2C) venues.

Best Practices in Buyside Regulation Implementation

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This report explores the ways in which large EU- and UK-based buyside firms can run and execute change management programmes associated with the implementation of and compliance with a spate of incoming regulations.

The Rise and Rise of Smart Beta

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While beta is a measure of a fund’s or product’s relative volatility compared to the market as a whole, smart beta is the categorisation of strategies using rule-based screens to attempt to outperform the market, as opposed to the capitalisation-weighted indexes used by passive funds.

Buyside Firms to Benefit Long-term from Strategic Compliance Investments

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Exploring why and how buyside firms must appraise their current outlay of trade and transaction order and execution management systems used to generate regulatory reporting data in the EU as well as the technology debt associated with any legacy systems.

Sellside Trends

Trends in Derivatives Trading 2017

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This report assesses the sellside imperatives driving the futurisation of OTC fixed income swaps, looking specifically at the dynamics of OTC IRS and CDS indices trading.

Trends in FX Trading 2017

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This report explores significant shifts in the global spot FX trading environment that took place between 2015 and 2017.

Video: Trends in Fixed Income Trading — Metamodern Meditations on the Future Market Structure

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Russell Dinnage, managing consultant at GreySpark Partners, talks about how the structure of trading in the fixed income market could change over the next five-to-10 years.

Bonds E-trading: The More Things Change, the More They Attempt to Stay the Same

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By Frederic Ponzo, GreySpark Partners managing partner The fixed income marketplace, specifically the corporate and government bonds markets, are awash with structural change in 2016 that is being driven by...

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Digital Industrialisation & Transformation

The Evolution of Sellside Digitalisation: Developing Holistic Digital Alignment

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The so-called digitalisation of the capital markets arena – in which an increasingly larger number of previously manual processes within investment banks gradually become automated – is an on-going process that traces its roots to the late 1980s, when e-trading was originally pioneered.

The Payments Landscape in Australia

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In Australia, technology driven innovation and increasing fintech-focused competition is catalysing the digital disruption of the payments landscape.

DevOps Applications for the Banking Industry

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A noticeable trend in the financial services industry in 2016 is the exploration of differing software development strategies to exhibit maximum agility across a whole business. Specifically within the banking industry, this trend is fuelled by increasing competition, the heightened cost of regulation and an empirical need to remain profitable.

Video: Big Data Use Cases in Financial Services

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Rachel Lindstrom, senior consultant at GreySpark Partners, talks about GreySpark’s report into key use cases for Big Data technology in the financial sector. The report discusses use cases alongside descriptions of Big Data implementations across a range of financial institutions.

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Regulations

The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book: Grey Areas, Uncertainty and Business Impact

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This article is the fourth in a series of articles that will be published on GreySpark’s Capital Markets Intelligence Web site over the coming months.

Mastering MiFID II: Asia-Pacific Implementation & Compliance

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This report continues GreySpark Partners’ analysis of the impact of the second iteration of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) on the investment banking industry and on the buyside industry by focusing on the regulation’s impact on financial markets entities operating in Asia-Pacific (APAC).

The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book in the EU

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This report explores the ways in which the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) proposals would impact the ability of EU-based banks to continue operating principal-centric, front-office business and trading models for all relevant asset classes.

PSD2: Unlocking Opportunity with Open APIs

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The EU’s Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is a fundamental piece of payments industry legislation adopted by European Parliament in January 2016.

Turning Experience into Knowledge

GreySpark Capital Markets Intelligence practice has an established and proven process for building a reliable, holistic knowledge of the capital markets industry.

Technology Trends

Buyer’s Guide: Trade Surveillance Systems

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This report reviews six third-party technology vendor trade surveillance systems utilised by both buyside and sellside markets participants.

Enhancing Securities Settlement Systems

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This report presents a blockchain solution to the time-consuming and costly securities clearing and settlement processes currently employed in Hong Kong.

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Employee Surveillance: Addressing the Role of Technology in Tackling Financial Services Conduct Risk

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Predictive analytics is a branch of advanced analytics wherein a variety of different types of software tools can be used to make predictions about future events.

Buyer’s Guide: Buyside Multi-asset OEMS

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GreySpark Partners presents a report exploring how, in 2017, asset managers, hedge funds, institutional investors and wealth managers are under pressure from regulations and tighter margins to cut operational and technological costs.