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2015

All-to-All Spot FX Trading is a Reality in 2015

A new report from GreySpark Partners shows how all-to-all (A2A) trading has become a reality in the spot FX market over the past year. This significant change in the structure of the spot FX market highlights a trend in which both dealer-to-dealer (D2D) and dealer-to-client (D2C) venues are altering their trading models so that they can offer buyside firms and banks access to many different types of currency liquidity pools.

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Benefits of Achieving Compliance with BCBS 239 Outweigh Costs for Banks

GreySpark Partners has opened a new office in New York, its first significant presence in the United States, to increase its footprint in a key market and continue support for its US clients. Founded in 2009, GreySpark has rapidly expanded its reach globally and it has now over 85 consultants delivering projects in multiple countries, with New York being the newest hub after Hong Kong, Sydney and Edinburgh. This move gives GreySpark a firm footing in the region, as the US market continues to generate interesting opportunities but is also going through new challenges posed by regulators and the increased.competition.

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GreySpark Partners Expands With New Office Opening In New York

GreySpark Partners has opened a new office in New York, its first significant presence in the United States, to increase its footprint in a key market and continue support for its US clients. Founded in 2009, GreySpark has rapidly expanded its reach globally and it has now over 85 consultants delivering projects in multiple countries, with New York being the newest hub after Hong Kong, Sydney and Edinburgh. This move gives GreySpark a firm footing in the region, as the US market continues to generate interesting opportunities but is also going through new challenges posed by regulators and the increased.competition.

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Bank Usage of Blockchain Applications Poised to Grow in the Future

The Blockchain: Capital Markets Use Cases

A new report from GreySpark Partners examines how a large number of investment banks and exchanges are experimenting with usage of the blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in 2015. The report, The Blockchain: Capital Markets Use Cases, highlights how these experiments are supported by software applications that are being developed by a raft of financial technology start-up companies based in Europe and the US, and how usage of the blockchain by banks is poised to increase in the future as applications for DLT become more widespread.

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Equity Trading Houses Return to Profitability but Must Evolve Businesses

A new report from GreySpark Partners shows how investment bank equities trading businesses are returning to profitability in 2015 after a sustained period of declining revenues following the onset of the financial crisis. However, in order for those businesses to remain profitable in the future, the report argues that banks must choose between the operational costs and demands associated with running a global equities trading franchise versus running a business that is focused on meeting the needs of specific types of clients on region-by-region basis.

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