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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.

Targeting talent: The industry’s new battleground

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.

Reducing the human touch

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.

Financial firms searching for control amid Brexit chaos

With less than a year until the United Kingdom is due to officially depart from the European Union, Hayley McDowell examines where the financial services industry stands in the swirling Brexit chaos as the clock ticks down to 29 March 2019.

Fixed income ETFs: One to watch

Fixed income ETFs have witnessed unprecedented growth in recent years, spearheading the rise of the overall ETF market. Hayley McDowell asks why the product is so attractive to investors and what the future holds for the asset class.

Moving towards the light

Have trading volumes moved onto lit venues following MiFID II’s restrictions on dark trading and the rise of systematic internalisers? Hayley McDowell examines.

Adam Conn: Buy-side influencer

Adam Conn, head of dealing at Baillie Gifford, was handed the prestigious Lifetime Achievement honour at The TRADE’s Leaders in Trading awards this year. Hayley McDowell finds out the story behind the man considered to be one of the most influential buy-siders in Europe.

Battle of the blocks

As recently established block trading venues battle for market share ahead of MiFID II, Hayley McDowell investigates if this is exacerbating market fragmentation and which venues are coming out on top.

Go with the flow

Broker crossing networks will be banned and various new trading venues are entering the scene in 2018, so where the order flow will go and who will be the winners and losers, asks Hayley McDowell.