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

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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.

Buyside Trends

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.

Mastering MiFID II: Turning Buyside Compliance Costs into Strategic Investments

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This report explains how strategic IT investment in pursuit of compliance with the second iteration of the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) will allow buyside firms to quickly and cost-effectively adapt to future regulatory change.

Sellside Trends

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...

Trends in Fixed Income Trading 2016

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Metamodern Meditations on the Future Market Structure This report forecasts how the structure of trading in the fixed income market could change over the next five-to-10 years. Specifically, the report...

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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

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.

Mastering MiFID II: Market Structure & Pre- and Post-Trade Implications

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GreySpark Partners presents a new report Mastering MiFID II: Market Structure & Pre- and Post-trade Implications that explores the different trading venues and counterparties under the updated Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II)

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 Fundamental Review of the Trading Book: An Assessment of Technology Vendor Implementation and Compliance Solutions

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

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

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.

Collaboration: The Way Forward for Hong Kong and Singapore as Fintech Hubs

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Since the 1990s, Hong Kong and Singapore have jostled for dominance over the bulk of Asia’s financial markets activity. Market participants in both cities believe their respective metropolis’ are uniquely positioned to act as a gateway to the rest of the region for trade and commerce.