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.
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.
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.
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.
This report explores the ongoing structural shifts taking place in the corporate and government bonds markets.
Over the past 18 months, GreySpark Partners has observed that the structure of the flow FX market – consisting of spot FX and vanilla OTC swaps, forwards and futures – has continued its incremental evolution.
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.
This report explores significant shifts in the global spot FX trading environment that took place between 2015 and 2017.
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Investment banks have traditionally structured their operational activities along discrete business lines, which were traditionally split up by asset class and geography.
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.
In Australia, technology driven innovation and increasing fintech-focused competition is catalysing the digital disruption of the payments landscape.
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.
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GreySpark Partners presents a report that provides investment banks with guidance on how to build a forward-looking, self-regulating sellside institution that has the flexibility to adjust to ongoing regulatory demands and the resilience to remain competitive within the industry.
High-performance algorithmic trading is no longer the privilege of a few high-tech trading firms leveraging cutting-edge, specialised infrastructure.
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.
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).
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GreySpark Partners presents a report reviewing eight third-party technology vendor Cash Equities OMS and EMS utilised by the sellside.
This report reviews six third-party technology vendor trade surveillance systems utilised by both buyside and sellside markets participants.
This report presents a blockchain solution to the time-consuming and costly securities clearing and settlement processes currently employed in Hong Kong.
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.