The TRADE Magazine, Winter 2017

John runs through what you can find in the latest issue of The TRADE, now available to read online.

The latest issue of The TRADE is now available to read online, so with the long winter nights now here to stay for a while why not sit back in front of a roaring fireplace and delve into all the best content from the Winter 2017 issue:

Buy-Side Cover Interview: Adam Conn, Baillie Gifford – Fresh from receiving the Lifetime Achievement award at the Leadership in Trading awards, Conn speaks to The TRADE about his 30-year career across both buy- and sell-side firms, and how he’s come to be regarded as one of the most influential buy-siders out there.

Leaders in Trading awards – On the subject of awards, over 220 guests descended on the Savoy House in London for last year’s ceremony, which aims to acknowledge and commend the numerous moving parts of the industry, with awards across algorithmic trading, buy-side and the editor’s choice categories.

Bitcoin: Friend or foe? – Cryptocurrencies ended 2017 with a bang and inevitably sparked the interest of the institutional investment arena. Now bitcoin has gained significant traction among specialist hedge funds and trading venues, The TRADE asks if its dark history, volatility and technology issues will be able to hold it back.

Go with the flow – As part of MiFID II, broker crossing networks will be a thing of the past; where then will the order flow go? Hayley McDowell seeks to answer that question, with new and disruptive trading venues coming to the fore to grab as much market share as possible.

Swaps: The equivalence debate – While US regulators have finally agreed swap execution facility (SEF) equivalence with the European Commission, Sarfraz Thind investigates what impact this will have on markets and instruments navigating the new trading environment.

Focus on MiFID II – From the dark pool double volume caps to the unexpected consequences for the FX market, there’s plenty to digest when it comes to MiFID II. Thankfully, there’s also the biggest news to come out of THE TRADE’S MiFID II Checklist event last October to keep you informed on what you need to know.

Trends for 2018 – The TRADE spoke to a range of industry insiders to get the lowdown on what’s expected to be the most important industry trends for the coming year, including blockchain, artificial intelligence, data, systematic internalisers, political uncertaintly, bitcoin and, of course, MiFID II.