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Hayley’s Comment: Crypto Craze

Senior reporter Hayley McDowell gives her view on the rise of cryptocurrencies and the increasing interest from institutional players.

Heading for the close

As volumes seemingly continue to migrate towards the end of the trading day, Hayley McDowell investigates the rise of closing auctions in Europe and its impact on continuous trading for asset managers. 

The only game in town

Following the removal of Swiss equivalence in the European Union in July last year, Hayley McDowell examines the fallout of the political development and finds buy-side traders are benefitting from the substantial shift in market structure.

How to deal with a billion-dollar credit portfolio trade

Following the launch of the first portfolio trading protocol in credit from Tradeweb earlier this year, Hayley McDowell breaks down how these complex transactions are executed and examines the rise of portfolio trading in credit markets.

Outsourced trading: The future of the buy-side desk?

With an increasing number of buy-side firms turning to outsourced trading providers in recent years, Hayley McDowell finds out how providers really operate and differ from agency brokers, and examines what benefits opting for outsourced execution can offer to the asset management industry.

Facebook’s foray into finance

Hayley McDowell considers what the launch of Facebook's own currency means for the financial markets and the traditional banks that are in danger of being left behind.

Unpicking the research unbundling conundrum

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.