GreySpark Partners presents an insight paper to inform CTOs of the potential cost savings that can be made by engaging a near-shore data centre provider for non-latency sensitive high-performance computing (HPC) services.
A decade after the financial crisis, the buyside (asset managers, hedge funds, institutional investors and large corporates) have changed at least as much as the investments banks that serve them.
Over the past decade, both the environment in which CIBs operate and the rules that they need to abide by have drastically changed.
What originally started as ‘electronification’ – the automation of external-facing, front-office processes and workflows – has become much more pervasive, and it now encompasses the entire value-chain.
A new generation of trading solutions allows buyside bond trading desks to create a new source of alpha by maximising their opportunities in an increasingly fast-moving electronic trading environment through the use of the surfeit of data in fixed income markets in 2019.
Prior to the onset of the financial crisis and the subsequent wave of resulting global re-regulation, the majority of bonds and swaps trading activity within small-to-medium-sized asset management firms, hedge funds and wealth management firms was a game of dependencies.
In 2018, from an asset management firm or long-only institutional investor perspective, the time to await change in the fixed income market has passed; not only has significant change occurred, but it continues to change at a rapid pace.
This report shows how key characteristics of the global cryptocurrencies trading landscape are now maturing to a level at which real-money institutional investors are becoming incentivised to actively place end-investor capital into the marketplace.
Within the asset management industry, the recent rise in pure passive investing, based on traditional cap-weighted indices, is set to slow down in the near-future as more investors seek to diversify their portfolios while earning cheap alpha returns at near-beta fees.
Gold-i CEO Tom Higgins recently claimed in Finance Magnates Magazine (“Cryptocurrency liquidity, past, present, future” article) that “the most challenging factor continues to remain the access to and quality of liquidity.”