Automated Trader GreySpark Managing Partner Frederic Ponzo tells Automated Trader about upcoming research which shows the fixed income undergoing a big transformation. Watch Video
The Financial Times looks at the new business of collateral transformation, which many banks hope will boost profits at a time when new regulations and competitive pressures will hurt balance sheets. However collateral transformation – which involves turning relatively risky assets into ostensibly safer ones – is already capturing the attention of regulators.
Anish Puaar at the Trade looks at the progress being made by market operators to bring offerings to the market that allows users to trade OTC derivatives, in line with the Dodd-Frank Act. He talks to companies looking to register as SEFs, gaining further insight from GreySpark
Financial News’ Michelle Price looks at the progress being made in the Asian markets towards clearing. It focuses on the six jurisdictions in the region – Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Japan, South Korea and India – who have committed to building OTC derivatives clearing houses. GreySpark comments on who will be the likely winners and losers.
With the number of traditional equities franchises shrinking, brokers are looking to cash in on this gap in the market and drive up equities revenues by white-labelling prop trading tools. Richard Partington, Financial News, looks at the brokers that are doing this and how white-labelling works in practise.
Michelle Price, Trading & Technology Editor at Financial News, looks at how look at how firms like Euroclear and Clearstream are increasingly targeting corporates and getting them into the funding markets, such as repos and beyond. GreySpark comments on this trend.
In recent years, the cloud computing services space has increased the variety and maturity of its solutions for the financial services sector. A key focus of cloud providers is to facilitate a DevOps environment for their infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) clients. As a result, the appeal of cloud technology solutions in terms of cost efficiencies and technological and business flexibility to firms across the financial services sector is increasing.
A new report from GreySpark Partners, a leading global capital markets consulting firm, examines the market data end-user API abstraction layer that financial institutions can utilise to overcome proprietary market data vendor technologies. The chief focus of the report is the maturing open source initiative called OpenMAMA, which provides the API source code.
A new report from GreySpark Partners, a leading global capital markets consulting firm, examines the impact to-date of a collection of EU regulations posing a series of operational and business model challenges for the buyside industry in the region and globally. Specifically, the report argues that buyside firms should proactively implement regulatory changes to their businesses on a global basis and manage the compliance processes on an ongoing basis.
A new report from GreySpark Partners, a leading global capital markets consulting firm, details the advent of robo-advisory services in the investment management space.
A new report from GreySpark Partners, a leading global capital markets consulting firm, assesses seven technology vendor solutions that address market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk and counterparty risk in the capital markets space. The vendors reviewed in the report are: Calypso, Imagine Software, Murex, MSCI, Orchestrade, Prime Analytics and The Technancial Company.
A new report from GreySpark Partners shows that financial firms cannot afford to relax their vigilance against cyber-attacks on any level. Providing impenetrable cyber-security in today’s vast and interconnected electronic financial services industry is a nearly impossible task, and instituting measures that provide the required level of protection is putting security teams under significant pressure. However, cyber-security is not just an IT issue and it increasingly involves business-side managers, who are becoming more instrumental in focusing investment in financial institutions.
A new report from GreySpark Partners examines strategies that investment banks can use to assess the impact of the second iteration of the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) on the profitability of their trade execution businesses.
A new report from GreySpark Partners forecasts the ways in which the structure of the fixed income market could change in the future to account for the impact of regulation and the creation of new bank methods for bonds and swaps trading.
A new two-part report from GreySpark Partners shows that financial firms on the buy and sell-side are failing to effectively use Big Data technology to their advantage. Examining how Big Data technology is being used by banks and other types of financial institutions in 2016, the two sections of the study – respectively Big Data Technology in Investment Banking, and Big Data Use Cases in Financial Services – claim that, while Big Data solutions are increasingly being deployed by the companies to manage the voluminous amounts of structured and unstructured data that they hold, many of them are not using the technology effectively.
A new whitepaper from GreySpark Partners explores how a new generation of technology vendor drop copy data management systems are emerging in 2016. Compared to the drop copy systems built in-house by trading firms for internal and client reporting trade reconciliation and risk management purposes, the new generation of drop copy data management systems are specifically designed to assist buyside and sellside trading firms expand the ways in which they can use drop copy data for regulatory reporting purposes.