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What is the Future of Voice & Collaboration in Financial Services?

June 20, 2016 Comments (0)           

 
In this article, Mike O’Hara and Adam Cox of The Realization Group examine the business benefits, and challenges, from voice integration and collaboration in financial services. Voice trading represents a sizable part of business for many firms and as technology advances, they are looking to reduce costs and integrate voice activity with other operations. Regulation and compliance have been drivers, but they are only part of the story. Commercial factors have created new...

Margin compression in interest rate derivatives: The big squeeze

May 6, 2016 Comments (0)           

 
In this article, Mike O’Hara, publisher of The Trading Mesh, examines the cost pressures on interest rate swaps from regulatory reform and the steps required of buy-side firms to assess their hedging options, with the help of Robert de Roeck of Standard Life Investments, MSCI’s Laurent Louvrier, Nick Green of Crédit Agricole CIB,  Hirander Misra of GMEX Exchange, independent consultant David Bullen,  and Cassini Systems’ Liam...

The Voice of the Future? Flexible Trading, Lower Cost, More Value

April 18, 2016 Comments (0)           

Introduction
For many market participants, the deal only becomes real when there is a voice at the other end of a line. Despite the proliferation of electronic markets, voice trading is still proving to be alive and well. Yet, historically speaking, the provision of voice-based broking and trading services has been a costly, cumbersome business with little scope for operational flexibility or evolving compliance needs.
However, technological innovation, an increasingly tough competitive...

New initiatives in compliance technology

March 17, 2016 Comments (0)           

 
In this article, Mike O’Hara, publisher of The Trading Mesh, asks a panel of experts – Telstra’s Matthew Lempriere, enepath’s Huw Williams, Steve Garrood of Insightful Technology, Andrew Bowley of Nomura, Sam Tyfield of Vedder Price and Citihub’s Bob Mudhar – to assess the new initiatives being adopted in the area of compliance technology, and investigates how firms can best pull together all the necessary data they need for trade reconstruction under...

The Financial Applications Hub: A high-performance app store for markets

February 23, 2016 Comments (0)           

 
In this article, Mike O’Hara and Adam Cox of The Realization Group learn about a new initiative, one designed to help financial firms address an increasingly complex set of decision-making and development needs while at the same time allowing app builders and content providers to develop and market their offerings more effectively. The financial applications hub is designed to offer data, software, tools and other content in one place, enabling financial firms to deal efficiently...

[Video] Addressing Liquidity Issues in the Fixed Income Markets

November 30, 2015 Comments (0)           

Financial Markets Insights - Peter Fredriksson of Baymarkets, Stu Taylor of Algomi and Industry Consultant Jeremy Venables speak to Mike O'Hara of The Realization Group about the current state of liquidity in the Fixed Income markets, and how technology is being used to address some of the problems facing both the buy side and the sell side.http://www.baymarkets.comhttp://www.algomi.comhttp://therealizationgroup.com

Digital transformation - when business & technology go hand in hand

November 27, 2015 Comments (0)           

 
In this article, Mike O’Hara and Adam Cox of The Realization Group explore opportunities for financial services firms to undergo digital transformation, a concept some companies have thus far been slow to embrace. The benefits are proven in other sectors, but banks and other financial firms have been cautious about adopting many of the new technologies that make transformation possible. What’s holding them back, how can they overcome those hurdles and what advantages can...

[Video] Emerging Markets Trading Hubs - Bringing the Market to the Liquidity

November 23, 2015 Comments (0)           

Financial Markets Insights - Robert Bath of Digital Realty, Hirander Misra of GMEX Technologies and Stuart Turner of Avenir Technology speak to Mike O'Hara about a radical new concept in trading: The Emerging Markets Trading Hub.By linking far-flung exchanges from a neutral site in a developed market location, The Emerging Markets Trading Hub essentially brings the market to the liquidity rather than the other way around, revolutionising the relationship between venues and the investors who...

Emerging market trading hubs - Gateways to new venues, products and markets

October 1, 2015 Comments (0)           

 
In this article, Mike O’Hara and Adam Cox of The Realization Group investigate a radical new concept in trading: the emerging market trading hub. By linking far-flung exchanges at a neutral site in a developed market location, a trading hub essentially brings the market to the liquidity rather than the other way around. The hub revolutionises the relationship between venues and the investors who want to access them, offering significant benefits to all parties. Speaking with Rob...