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Futures-to-OTC Transition Challenges Prop Traders

09.17.2014

Chicago-based proprietary trading firm Geneva Capital isn’t fazed by the multiplicity of assets that it needs to trade. Multi-asset class … Read more

‘The Internet of Things’ Comes to Wall Street

09.17.2014

The Internet of Things, by which devices communicate with each other, holds implications for the delivery of financial services. “The … Read more

UK Market Awaits Scottish Referendum

09.17.2014

Sterling and other UK assets are likely to come under additional pressure if Scotland votes for independence according to BlackRock. … Read more

Wall Street Beckons…For Engineers

09.16.2014

Make no mistake about it, the world of trading today revolves around applied science and programming more than it does … Read more

Multi-Asset Trading, Chicago Style

09.16.2014

For proprietary trading firms, multi-asset trading connotes an ability to nimbly execute trades across different asset classes, where the characteristics … Read more

Changes Afoot in OTC Sector

09.16.2014

The future of over-the-counter markets lies in standardization, according to Dan Smalley, head of derivatives business development at trading platform … Read more

Buy Side Forced to Review Collateral Arrangements

09.16.2014

The introduction of mandatory clearing of over-the-counter derivatives is forcing the buy side to think more strategically about its use … Read more

Banks Scale Back Risk

09.15.2014

Regulatory actions intended to avert the next financial crisis are forcing banks into a wait-and-see mode with regard to risk … Read more

A Multi-Asset Trading Culture

09.15.2014

As asset managers seek to create alpha by identifying assets that are uncorrelated with the rest of the market, they … Read more

Scotland, Other Macro Events Drive Volatility

09.15.2014

Global macroeconomic events, especially for options trading, involves analyzing the markets in real time and using that to price options, … Read more

Demand for Liquid Alternatives Increases

09.12.2014

Demand for liquid alternatives is increasing across all distribution channels, especially wealth managers and family offices, neither of whom has … Read more

Market Efficiency and Fairness: Finding the Right Balance

09.12.2014

Can markets be both fair and efficient? That’s an open question according to many, as the combination is the holy … Read more

Volatility Poised for Upswing?

09.12.2014

To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of volatility’s demise are greatly exaggerated. Financial markets are being pushed and pulled by a … Read more

Demystifying Structured Credit

09.11.2014

New regulations on disclosure of loan-level details for asset-backed securities may help demystify a market whose opacity contributed directly to … Read more

OTC Industry to Aid Bank Resolutions

09.11.2014

The rights of holders of OTC derivatives to terminate the contracts during the course of a bank resolution are likely … Read more

Fragmentation Alters Stock, Bond Trading

09.11.2014

The steady increase in the number of exchanges and the need to route orders based upon numerous pricing permutations has … Read more

DTCC Streamlines Trade Capture

09.10.2014

Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., the central securities depository for the U.S., is working with industry participants via its National … Read more

Raising the Bar

09.10.2014

The School Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifts investment return above the benchmark Read more

Fragmentation Worries OTC Users: Survey

09.10.2014

Fragmentation in the OTC markets is being driven by a lack of cohesion by national regulators on execution, reporting, and … Read more

Client Mandates Create Compliance Issues

09.09.2014

Asset managers ranging from small hedge funds to global institutions need to be cognizant of three different types of pre-trade … Read more


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