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Tech Revolution to Transform Swap Trading

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The Financial Times has published an article looking at the technology that is being developed for swap trading, following the recent financial reforms. GreySpark comments on the main trends, focusing on SEF aggregation as one particular way the banks are changing their business models.

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Bond Stampede Fear Spurs Race For Reform

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The Financial Times looks at corporate bond liquidity, focusing on how the corporate bond market could standardise itself in a similar way to how the US treasury market has. It goes on to look at the various challenges that the corporate bond market faces in terms of liquidity, and examines various potential solutions that might be available. GreySpark comments on the main trends and challenges the market faces.

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Regulatory Compliance as a Costs-Saving Customer Service

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GreySpark Partners has published a new report examining the imminent changes a proactive and principles-based approach to regulation will have on the investment banking industry. The report, titled Best Practices in Sellside Regulation Implementation, argues that the post-financial crisis regulatory regime provides banks the autonomy and flexibility to decide how they want to approach and position compliance within their organisations in ways that will ultimately help create self-regulating institutions.

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Imminent Futurisation of OTC Fixed Income Derivatives Market Forcing Banks to Rethink Structure

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A new report from GreySpark Partners, a leading global capital markets consulting firm, finds that while the so-called ‘futurisation’ – or transferral of bilateral swaps liquidity flows into an exchange-traded futures market environment – of the OTC IRS and CDS markets in the EU and the US is not yet occurring, there are signs that the effect may simply be delayed by pending regulatory deadlines in the EU.

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Importance of Banks in Inter-dealer Spot FX Trading to Continue to Decline

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GreySpark Partners, a leading global capital markets consultancy, has published a new report exploring how banks have become less central to the management of liquidity flows in the spot FX market due to the commoditisation and proliferation of prime brokerage (PB) and direct market access (DMA) services for buyside firms seeking access to dealer-to-dealer (D2D) liquidity pools.

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