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New Lines Drawn around Best Execution, Reveals Research from GreySpark Partners

Buyside firms, sellside firms and technology vendors do not all agree on what constitutes best execution, reveals a new report by GreySpark Partners.

GreySpark’s research shows that for the buyside, the main emphasis is on trade price. This is in contrast to the sellside view, where low latency and access to liquidity are considered most important. For technology providers, the research shows that access to liquidity is considered the main focus for best execution.

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Full Impact of MiFID II Revealed by New Research from GreySpark Partners

A recent research paper produced by Grey Spark Partners, the capital markets consultancy has revealed wide resistance to MiFID II throughout the financial industry. “MiFID II: The Impact of the New European Regulations” looks at how MiFID II should not adopt a universal approach for addressing faults in market segments, but should be more product-specific in its method. GreySpark has drawn on the European Commission (EC) Directorate General Internal Market and Services consultation paper, “Review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID)”, along with interviews conducted with regulators, market participants and financial professionals, to deliver an analytical and critical overview of the impending European financial regulations.

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E-commerce set to Grow, Reveals GreySpark Capital Markets Intelligence Research

Following the launch of GreySpark Capital Markets Intelligence, GreySpark announces the publishing of its first research paper entitled “Trends in E-commerce and Electronic Trading”. The study examines e-commerce practices across multiple asset classes, and has identified trends in this space and highlights forces that will shape the e-trading market going forward. GreySpark maintains that these need to be harnessed in order for sell-side firms to successfully tap into the opportunities offered by e-commerce.

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GreySpark Partners Launches GreySpark Capital Markets Intelligence

Grey Spark Partners today announced the launch of GreySpark Capital Markets Intelligence, the firm’s research and strategy consulting offering. This division has been established in response to an industry-wide demand for quality, impartial and detailed analysis of markets trends. Initial research studies will be prepared on a variety of current and significant industry issues. These include the future of eCommerce; the impact of new regulations (e.g. Dodd-Frank, MiFID II and CFTC proposals); and the challenges of trading in emerging markets.

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