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LSE & Deutsche Boerse Merger Talks

February 24, 2016 Comments (0)           

By Steve Woodyatt
 
Whilst we can’t say if the LSE & Deutsche Boerse merger talks will be successful or not, and neither can we say that a merger would be good or bad for the market, we can understand what some of the effects might be. 
 
A possibly perceived benefit exists in providing efficiency opportunities for customers, which has been a key driver historically in exchange activities such as the LSE’s Curve initiative, the ICE acquisition of NYSE, and the...

The Great Reshuffling of 2016

February 1, 2016 Comments (0)           

This article is from the Object Trading blog, and is reproduced here with permission. By Steve Woodyatt
The Great Reshuffling of 2016 Helping the buy-side and sell-side optimise new relationships to access growing, moving liquidity
London, January 29, 2016 – The search for liquidity has overtaken the low latency arms race.  Market participants’ survival is about more than simply managing risk and cost; it now requires reaching trading venues in...

How Buy-Sides Are Dealing With Sell-Side Retrenchment

December 9, 2015 Comments (0)           

This article was originally published at the Object Trading blog, and is reproduced here with permission. By Steve Woodyatt

Over the last twelve months, Object Trading has conducted extensive research into how trends in the futures industry are affecting the buy-side. We interviewed a range of buy-side representatives including large systematic hedge funds, proprietary trading houses, market makers, and medium and long term CTAs. We also convened two round-tables, the first...

The Rise of the Non-Bank FCM

July 1, 2015 Comments (0)           

This article was originally published at the Object Trading blog, and is reproduced here with permission. By Steve Woodyatt

This originally appeared as an article in Futures and Options World on May 15 2015.

New Players Emerge as Banks Struggle With Strict Regulation
Decreased trading volumes, low interest rates, increased regulation and higher transaction costs have all but suffocated business models that have worked for years, even decades. Furthermore, higher...

Trading Strategy Portability

June 19, 2015 Comments (0)           

This article was originally published at the Object Trading blog, and is reproduced here with permission. By Steve Woodyatt

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been writing about how buy-sides can improve the ROI of their R&D processes. Today we’ll talk more about incremental improvements by making strategies more portable.
Most innovation is incremental. Instead of inventing completely new systems, much of a buy-side’s R&D budget is focused on making small...