Process Automation: Synergy to Drive Operational Change

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As the efficacy of long-established cost-savings and efficiency efforts dry up, financial institutions seeking to transform their business models are increasingly looking to automation technologies to support process workflow optimisation.

Assessing the Cryptocurrency Investment Landscape

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The surging value of cryptocurrencies has featured in many media reports over the summer of 2017. Specifically, the value of Bitcoin quintupled between January 2017 and September 2017, when it…

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.

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…

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…

Video: Secure Migration to Cloud Services

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Rachel Lindstrom, senior consultant at GreySpark Partners, talks about the drivers behind the increasing adoption of cloud-based services within financial institutions.

Replumbing the Market Data System

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The complex network of separate pipes that must be installed and maintained by end-users to receive real-time market data is helping drive the global spending on this information skywards. This…

Video Feature: Countering Cyber-crime in Financial Services

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George Kao, Founding Partner speaks to Rachel Lindstrom, Senior Consultant of GreySpark Partners on how financial institutions and governments are working to address the risks and threats posed by the…

Fintech in Hong Kong: A Bridge under Construction

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Despite being initially slow in adopting fintech innovations as a means of enhancing their businesses and financial markets trading models, banks and other types of financial institutions based in Asia-Pacific…

Video Feature: Blockchain and settlement – what’s the future?

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Blockchain is a reality that is already disrupting the banking industry, but what changes will it bring about to the settlement landscape? Interview: Anna Pajor, Principal Consultant of GreySpark Partners discusses…

Western Cybersecurity Standards are Setting the Stage for Banks in Asia to Mitigate Client, Operational Risk

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Many investment banks in Asia-Pacific (APAC) are planning to implement new, internal cybersecurity standards in 2016 for protecting their vast warehouses of proprietary client and operational data, according to GreySpark…

Why Financial Professionals Should Care but be Cautious about the Blockchain Technology

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William Benattar, Financial Technology Analyst, presents an introduction to the Blockchain technology and the main use cases in the Capital Markets industry. The article is an interview that details to…

F&O trading: Do we need an OMS?

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This article was originally published by Best Execution magazine The futures and options trading platform has historically been driven primarily by the need for market gateways and white-labelled, sell-side-provided screens…

GreySpark Survey Summary – FIX Connectivity and FIX Networks

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The Financial Information eXchange (FIX) is a protocol that allows different financial systems to communicate. Core FIX Engine technology is now fully commoditised and prices for a pure FIX engine are as…

Equities Trading Focus: Latency – Safety in Numbers

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Safety in Numbers was first published by Best Execution magazine in Spring 2014. Authors: Asif Abdullah, Jon Batty, Saoirse Kennedy, Anna Pajor, Frederic Ponzo The approach taken to address low-latency…

Transaction Cost Analysis: Tracking the Current

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Transaction Cost Analysis: Tracking the Current was published by Best Execution magazine. Transaction Cost Analysis is following the route of trading electronification in its advance across asset classes, by Saoirse Kennedy…

High Frequency Trading Survey Summary 2013

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High Frequency Trading, over the past 30 years, have grown from being the latest fad to hit global markets into a significant part of daily activity in electronic markets around…

Colocation Infrastructure Survey Summary

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Our survey explored the use of colocation services and low latency infrastructure components in e-Trading This survey coincides with GreySpark’s latency series that includes Low Latency: Faster than Light, Low…

OMS Vendor Benchmarking Survey Summary 2012

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Equity and listed derivatives trading, in line with all other flow businesses, is dominated by the need for greater efficiency; the emphasis is on speed, scalability, execution quality and minimised…