Just three months remain before the rollout, on Jan. 3, 2018, of one of the EU’s most ambitious, yet controversial packages of financial reforms: MiFID II. Right across the bloc, firms are in full implementation mode, despite some requirements still being poorly understood or lacking clarity and key pieces of market infrastructure still being designed.
Although cryptocurrencies are becoming increasingly buzzy across the financial sector, there is a lack of consensus within Asia as to the viability of the technology.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been popularised in fiction for decades, but it wasn’t until the mid-1950’s that the concept of Machine Learning (ML) was introduced to develop efficient AI algorithms.
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.
The Financial Times has published an article providing an update on Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) acquisition of NYSE Euronext. The article looks at various factors affecting the deal and frames this alongside other failed and successful mergers of exchange groups. GreySpark comments on this deal, and why it is going ahead.
Frederic Ponzo, Managing Partner at GreySpark Partners, talks to Bloomberg TV about the safety of markets five years after an economic crisis.
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.