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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.

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.

Request for quote in equities: Under the hood

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.

Wall Street goes to war over market data and access

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.

The ELP SI Debate

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.