THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Empowering traders with technology

Rob Watts, head of equity business development for trading solutions at FactSet, tells The TRADE about the impact of the latest technologies and trends on institutional traders.

The changing face of derivatives reporting

Chris Childs, managing director, head of repository and derivatives services at DTCC, and CEO and president of DTCC Deriv/SERV, tells The TRADE about the industry’s need for a new approach to derivatives reporting.

No end in sight when it comes to innovation

Euronext is matching its pace of growth with a focus on innovation across its businesses. After a year as chief operating officer for the exchange operator, Georges Lauchard, talks to The TRADE about the Group’s approach to technology, scalability and its services in an ever-changing regulatory landscape.

The inflection point

Jason Rand, global head of electronic trading and distribution at Berenberg, provides a stark warning on the impact of rising market data and technology costs on the buy- and sell-side, and argues fees must be more representative of production costs.

Time to unlock the payments processing conundrum in 2021

Laurence Jones, director of post-trade strategy at CME Group’s Traiana, explains how post-trade processing remains fragmented and manual in nature, but 2021 is the year that firms should focus on optimising efficiency of payments and settlements.

Equity swaps: the acceleration to automation

Ryan Spencer, senior director and head of securities business development at Traiana, looks at the challenges buy-side clients faced during the pandemic and outlines how automation and centralised processes can revolutionise the equity swaps market.

Trade strategy and volatility surprises

Global head of sales at ISS LiquidMetrix, Henry Yegerman, considers which trading strategies preform best when markets are at their most volatile in this in-depth execution analysis.

Moving forward with the LIBOR Transition

David Bull, director of data management and strategy at Refinitiv, analyses what needs to be addressed during the LIBOR transition, including identifying a suitable replacement, LIBOR legacy issues, and why the financial services industry needs to act sooner rather than later.

Xetra Trade-at-Close: a simple way to trade at the official closing price

Severine Vandelanoite, senior vice president for products and regulation at Deutsche Börse AG, outlines how traders can gain access to additional liquidity and the official closing price with the recently launched Trade-at-Close mechanism.

Reflections and opportunities

CEO of Turquoise, Dr. Robert Barnes, head of sales and global business development, London Stock Exchange cash secondary markets and Turquoise, Scott Bradley, and CEO of Plato Partnership, Mike Bellaro, reflect on 2020 and outline how opportunities lie in the year ahead.