Senior reporter Hayley McDowell examines ESMA’s investigations into periodic auctions and asks what it could mean for the future of trading post-MiFID II.
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First quarter revenues for fixed income and equities paint a very bleak picture for the trading world…
Over one year since the separation of payments for execution and research was introduced via MiFID II in Europe, Hayley McDowell examines the unintended consequences of unbundling for buy- and sell-side institutions and finds an industry still coming to terms with the change.
As two major trading venues launch request for quote (RFQ) models for equities trading, Hayley McDowell delves into the specifications of each RFQ systems, and after speaking to sceptical senior buy-siders, finds that the venues could face significant barriers to market-wide adoption.
A roundtable hosted by the SEC with high-profile market participants highlighted just how divided Wall Street and regulated exchanges are on the issue of market data and access to exchanges, writes Hayley McDowell.
As the industry continues to adapt following the implementation of MiFID II, Hayley McDowell sits down with Ben Springett from Jefferies, Matthew McLoughlin of Liontrust & Jonathan Finney from Citadel Securities, to discuss how the buy-side and brokers are interacting with market maker systematic internalisers.
Ahead of the anticipated launch of RFQ for equities from two major trading venues, Hayley McDowell speaks to senior buy-siders and finds out that most are very sceptical of the idea.
Attracting and retaining the brightest talent available has become the new battleground for investment banks as new compliance obligations and technology developments create warring factions desperate to secure the best personnel possible. Hayley McDowell tells the story behind this method of attack and finds out that a talent shortage could be just on the horizon for major players.
Buy-side priorities have been historically dominated by regulatory concerns, but a survey of senior FX buy-siders carried out by Worldwide Business Research suggests that automation is now taking over. Hayley McDowell examines the benefits, challenges and progress as asset managers look to reduce the human touch on trading desks.