Buyer’s Guide: Trade Surveillance Systems

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This report reviews six third-party technology vendor trade surveillance systems utilised by both buyside and sellside markets participants.

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.

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.

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.

The Evolution of Robo-advisory Services

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GreySpark Partners presents a report, The Evolution of Robo-advisory Services, exploring the emergence of robo-advisory services in the investment management space.

Buyer’s Guide: Infrastructure Cloud Providers for Financial Services

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This buyer’s guide report outlines the key aspects of infrastructure-as-service (IaaS) cloud offerings that must be assessed by financial institutions before selecting a cloud provider.

Achieving Vendor-agnostic Market Data APIs

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This report examines the market data end-user API abstraction layer that financial institutions can utilise to overcome proprietary market data vendor technologies.

Buyer’s Guide: Risk Management Solutions

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The risk management system space is undergoing significant changes as a consequence of regulations, the growing importance of data within institutions and the emergence of digital risk.

Secure Migration to Cloud Services

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GreySpark Partners presents a new report examining the drivers behind the increasing adoption of cloud-based services within financial institutions. Since 2010, the cloud computing industry has increased the variety of its offerings for the financial services sector.

Countering Cyber-crime in Financial Services

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Keeping Your House in Order This report provides an overview of the cyber-threats faced by financial institutions in 2016. Financial services sector companies are re-investing vast sums of money to...

Innovative Use of Drop Copies

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Software Capable of Deriving Simplicity from Complexity in Volume GreySpark Partners presents a whitepaper exploring how, in 2016, drop copy data received from an exchange is increasingly being used by...
The Blockchain: Capital Markets Use Cases

The Blockchain: Capital Markets Use Cases

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GreySpark Partners presents a report, The Blockchain: Capital Markets Use Cases, examining how investment banks and other financial markets firms could potentially utilise distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the future....

Buyer’s Guide: FX E-trading Systems — The Evolution of Vendor Offerings for FX Trading

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In 2015, the technology vendor landscape for FX e-trading platforms and systems has achieved a state of maturity in terms of sophistication that remains unique within the capital markets arena....

Buyer’s Guide: Alternative Market Data Vendors — Challenging, But Not Impossible

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Efficient functioning of capital markets trading firms relies on timely, accurate and reliable market data. Today, firms spend vast sums ensuring that everyone across their organisation has access to data...

Buyer’s Guide: Sellside Cash Equities OMS and EMS — A Plateau in Cash Equities Technology

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In 2015, a broker wishing to select a technology solution for cash equities trading has a wide spectrum of choices. With core order and execution management functionality commoditised, the solution...

Buyer’s Guide: Fixed Income E‑trading — Evolution of Vendor Offerings for Fixed Income

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As the trading of fixed income products becomes increasingly electronic, the market for the instruments is becoming more automated, which encourages the need for technology vendor solutions to support market...

UX and Software Development in Banking: How Sophisticated Design can Transform Complex Banking Systems

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Since 2000, capital markets investment banking technology has changed dramatically with the emergence of the first single-dealer platforms (SDPs) and the eventual adoption of new and better underlying scripting languages....

Buyer’s Guide: Futures & Options OMS and EMS 2014

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With a high level of electronification and a relatively standardised trading cycle for futures & options trading, off-the-shelf trading systems can be obtained from numerous software houses. This report from...

Buyer’s Guide: Transaction Cost Analysis 2014 — Functionality Review

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GreySpark Partners presents a report that examines 12 technology vendor solutions in the TCA space. Buyers Guide: Transaction Cost Analysis 2014 is the second of two GreySpark reports exploring TCA....

Transaction Cost Analysis 2014: The Outlook for TCA Use Among Capital Markets Participants

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GreySpark Partners presents a report that examines the changing role of Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) among capital markets participants. Transaction Cost Analysis 2014 is based on a GreySpark survey of...

Swap Execution Facilities: Taking the Next Step

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GreySpark Partners presents a report exploring the emerging SEF landscape, giving insight into recent SEF aggregation requirements and developments. The report, Swap Execution Facilities: Taking the Next Step, is part of...

Low-Latency Messaging Middleware: Pursuing Nanosecond Trading

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The third report in a three part GreySpark series on low-latency technology looks at messaging middleware, in a vendor review that concludes that the pursuit of nanosecond trading speeds is...

High-Frequency Trading: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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In part two of the GreySpark report on high-frequency trading (HFT) -- High-Frequency Trading: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly -- risk controls are highlighted as essential elements of...

High Frequency Trading: the Fast and the Furious

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Part one of GreySpark's research on high-frequency trading (HFT) -- High Frequency Trading: The Fast and the Furious -- explores how, despite regulatory efforts to curb the trend, HFT and...

SEF Aggregation – Approaches, Pitfalls and Solutions

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Part III of the SEF series reflects on the business and technology challenges in presenting an aggregated market view of SEFs from a market data and execution perspective. It discusses...

Swap Execution Facilities – The Technology Landscape

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Part II in the series of SEFs reports takes a look at the current and planned technology landscape in a cleared swaps market, assessing the connectivity interfaces offered by SEF...

Swap Execution Facilities – The Business Landscape

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Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) are emerging from the Dodd-Frank Act, this research forecasts how the market structure for swaps trading might develop and presents how the emerging SEFs will evolve...

Low Latency in Asia-Pacific: an Infrastructure View

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Asian markets are undergoing a paradigm shift as they mature, grow and react to the redistribution of global wealth. Markets in the US and Europe have been undergoing rapid change...

Sellside Order and Execution Management Systems

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Sellside order and execution management systems for equities and listed derivatives trading, in line with all other flow businesses, is dominated by the need for greater efficiency; the emphasis is...

Infrastructure Investment: Are Banks Penny-wise and Pound-foolish?

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The biggest challenge for securing budget for IT infrastructure investment is to build a compelling business case – this paper explains how to build one by showing, quantitatively, what the...

Low Latency: Faster than Light

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Over the past 15 years (since the majority of securities exchanges became electronic), speed has become the weapon of choice for major financial institutions. Five years ago, in the run...