The Bonds Electronic Trading Landscape 2017

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This report explores the contemporary electronic bonds trading venue landscape. Quantitative analysis of the bonds e-trading landscape aims to put into context and track the advancement of how the historically…

Trends in Fixed Income Trading 2017

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This report explores the ongoing structural shifts taking place in the corporate and government bonds markets.

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.

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…

Trends in Equities Trading 2015: The Disappearing Sellside Middle

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A new GreySpark Partners report, Trends in Equities Trading 2015, analyses the implications for investment banks of how the long-standing relationship between equities markets volatility and the ability of bank…

RMB Internationalisation: Translating Policy into Practice

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Concern about decreases in the rate of growth of China’s economy is both a pervasive and tenacious perspective in the media. While it is true that China is dealing with…

Collateral Optimisation: Challenges and Opportunities 2015

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Following the start of the financial crisis in 2008, a new wave of global capital markets regulations such as the Basel III accords, the US Dodd-Frank Act and the EU’s…

Rebooting the Corporate Bonds Market: Electronic Trading to the Rescue of a Broken Market

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GreySpark Partners presents a report examining how an unprecedented wave of innovation is reshaping the market structure for corporate bonds trading. A re-evaluation of the corporate bonds market’s trading model…

Best Practices in Managing Conduct Risk 2015 — The New Regulatory Frontier for Risk, Compliance and Operations in Financial Institutions

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Following the financial crisis, conduct risk has emerged as an important agenda for capital markets regulators. As regulatory reforms change the structure of capital markets, law makers are increasingly examining…

RMB Internationalisation: Easing Foreign Investor Access to Mainland China

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In 2014, China’s currency – the Renminbi (RMB) – passed several key milestones on its way to becoming an international trade and investment currency. RMB internationalisation is a process whereby…

Trends in E-commerce 2014: Renewing the Focus on Sellside Client-centric Thinking

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In 2014, the most successful sellside e-commerce offerings are cross-channel, wherein buyside clients can choose a communication channel to use depending on the trading activity. The latest developments in sellside…

Trends in FX Trading 2014: Signs of the Emerging All-to-All Market Structure

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GreySpark Partners presents a report exploring signs of the emerging all-to-all (A2A) market structure for flow FX trading in 2014. The report examines how, with increasing frequency, buyside firms are…

Best Practices in Pre-trade Risk Controls 2014: Conducting Risk Control Assessments of Electronic Execution Systems

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GreySpark Partners presents a report examining best practices in the creation and implementation of electronic trading pre-trade risk controls for sellside automated trade execution systems. The report explores the implications…

Trends in Fixed Income Trading 2014: Transitioning from a Principal Model to an Agency Model

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GreySpark Partners presents a report exploring the increasing use in 2014 of the use of e-trading technology by sellside institutions to deal corporate bonds and interest rates swaps (IRS). The…

Asia-Pacific OTC Derivatives Clearing 2014

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GreySpark Partners presents a report exploring the development of the landscape in Asia-Pacific in 2014 for the provision of investment bank OTC derivatives clearing brokerage services to buyside firms in the region.…

Trends in Equities Trading 2014: The Emergence of a ‘New Normal’ Trends in E-commerce and Electronic Trading

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GreySpark Partners presents a report that examines the state of trading in equity markets. Trends in Equities Trading 2014, assesses the ‘new normal’ that is emerging in equity markets as…

Effective Liquidity Risk Management 2013

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Effective Liquidity Risk Management 2013 outlines principles all investment banks can follow as they navigate through the complexities of Basel III plans to enforce changes in the calculation and future…

Trends in E-commerce 2013

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Trends in E-commerce 2013 explores the latest trends in investment banking e-commerce. It examines how the current generation of single-dealer platforms (SDPs) must be replaced with a new quality of…

Trends in FX Trading 2013

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GreySpark Partners has published a new report examining future structural changes to the FX market as the fragmentation of FX liquidity across a larger number of trading venues increases. Trends…

Fixed Income Electronic Trading 2013: How Banks Can Prepare for Changes in the Market Structure

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A new piece of research from GreySpark Partners examines the state of fixed income electronic trading for bonds, CDS and IRS. The report analyses how the traditional roles of investment banks…

Trends in e-Commerce and Electronic Trading 2012

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'e' relates to e-commerce and electronic trading. e-Trading refers to trading through electronic platforms including direct connectivity and application programming interfaces (APIs), multi-dealer platforms (MDPs) and single-dealer platforms (SDPs). ‘e’…

Trends in E-Commerce and Electronic Trading 2011

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E-commerce no longer just applies to the trading end of the spectrum, but it needs to be across the entire investment life cycle if banks want to maintain their edge.…