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All on the Same Page? Effective Strategies for Successful Innovation in Capital Markets

November 12, 2018 Comments (0)           

Innovation within the capital markets sector remains one of the key factors in ensuring its continued resilience, ability to adapt to change and even its future growth.
The G20 noted the importance of promoting entrepreneurship and innovation across countries within its ‘Core Values for Sustainable Economic Activity’, which it created in response to the 2008 financial crisis. Yet nearly a decade later, firms in the investment banking and asset management space still noticeably...

The Value in Being Heard

November 1, 2018 Comments (0)           

Introduction
Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) have the potential to significantly increase the efficiency of financial services organisations. Both use large data sets, which their algorithms and machine learning capabilities can process to aid decision-making.
Additionally, the compliance requirements of securities regulation require more and more data to be captured across multiple disparate communications channels.
What is the link between the two? How...

Roundtable report: Practical steps for successful innovation within Capital Markets

October 26, 2018 Comments (0)           

Roundtable discussion hosted by The Realization Group, led by Ascendant Strategy, TreoTrade and Nomura on 3 October, 2018
The importance of creating a culture of innovation has long been recognised in the capital markets industry, but why this can prove hard to achieve continues to be a matter of some debate. The reasons given for these difficulties can also be complex and seemingly insurmountable, from long procurement cycles through to lack of diversity within larger organisations –...

Capture, Correlate, Analyse: Deriving value from electronic communications data

October 18, 2018 Comments (0)           

In our latest Financial Markets Insights report, Dan Barnes and Mike O’Hara of The Realization Group explore the value that can be realised through the integration of electronic communications (eComms) data into the wider trading ecosystem.
By moving from tactical compliance to strategic investment, firms can not only satisfy the regulators, but also boost the analytical capabilities of the front office; delivering better execution, greater trading signal analysis and more efficient...

Navigating low-latency trading technology in India

August 30, 2018 Comments (0)           

India has taken a big step forward in widening its low-latency trading community. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in March announced regulatory changes designed to let more firms trade via shared managed colocation services. The move, SEBI said, would benefit small- and medium-sized firms that may have been prohibited from such trading previously due to costs and lack of expertise.
Ahead of the 2018 FIX India Conference, The Realization Group spoke to some of the...

Roundtable Report: Systematic Internalisers: Challenges and Opportunities in the MiFID II era

June 27, 2018 Comments (0)           

Discussion hosted by The Realization Group, led by Vela, Aquis Exchange and Hudson River Trading, on May 23, 2018
MiFID II is intended to deliver better outcomes for end-investors across Europe, by increasing transparency, consumer protection and competition, while reducing cost, risk and conflicts of interest. To achieve these aims, the new directive introduces some major reforms to Europe’s equity markets: common transparency and reporting rules; tougher best execution requirements;...

Driving the institutional Cryptocurrency market

June 4, 2018 Comments (0)           

Two key trends have come to the fore in the global currency markets, particularly in the last 12 to 18 months, with both potentially resulting in sweeping changes to how, where and even why FX is traded.
The second of these shifts, namely the growth of cryptocurrency, was explored in greater depth by a panel of FX industry professional held in May at The London Stock Exchange – hosted by The Realization Group and sponsored by BSO.
The Realization Group’s Mike O’Hara began...

The Future of FX: Seizing the Asian opportunity

June 4, 2018 Comments (0)           

Two key trends have come to the fore in the global currency markets, particularly in the last 12 to 18 months, with both potentially resulting in sweeping changes to how, where and even why FX is traded.
The first of these shifts, namely the growth of FX trading in Asia, was explored in greater depth by a panel of FX industry professionals held in May at The London Stock Exchange – hosted by The Realization Group and sponsored by BSO.
Facilitated by The Realization Group’s Mike...

Changing landscapes: Electronic trading picks up the pace in commodity markets

May 31, 2018 Comments (0)           

While electronic trading, technology and related infrastructures are now a well-established, if not essential, part of highly-liquid markets such as equities or spot FX, the rate of adoption has been markedly slower in the commodities space. But the past year in particular has seen a notable upturn in demand for electronic trading, from both newer entrants as well as more established venues. Nicola Tavendale and Mike O’Hara of The Realization Group talk to Ollie Cadman of Vela, Jamie...

HPC strategies for financial services: The playing field widens

May 29, 2018 Comments (0)           

Produced by The Realization Group in association with Verne Global
Introduction
The financial marketplace today is dominated by growing regulatory requirements, constantly changing liquidity conditions and increasingly complex asset-class strategies by firms across the spectrum. In such an environment, it’s no longer only top-tier banks that need vast amounts of high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to handle the huge number of calculations needed for risk management, trade idea...