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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.

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

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...

Trends in FX Trading 2015

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GreySpark Partners presents a report, Trends in FX Trading 2015, exploring how all-to-all (A2A) trading became a reality in the spot FX market. This change in the structure of the...

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Digital Industrialisation & Transformation

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.

Video: Big Data Technology in Investment Banking

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Rachel Lindstrom, senior consultant at GreySpark Partners, talks about Big Data Technology in Investment Banking. Providing business managers in investment banks with a high-level explanation of Big Data concepts and an overview of the technology framework to help inform their Big Data discussions with IT teams.

Managing Expectations: Why the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Stock Connect Will Face a Slow Start

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The August 2016 launch of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Stock Connect program signalled the start of a second phase of financial markets infrastructure development in China. But will the new linked exchange facility bear fruit for domestic and foreign investors alike?

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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

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.

Buyer’s Guide: FX E-trading Systems 2017

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This report reviews five third-party technology vendor FX e-trading systems utilised by both buyside and sellside currencies markets participants.

Fintech M&A Activity to become Source of Innovation Industrial Revolution in Banking in 2017

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Fintech mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity within the investment banking industry is set to increase in 2017, according to a survey of the financial markets industry published by law firm White & Case in November 2016.