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Greenwich: MiFID II hit equity commissions but not bond spreads

Greenwich: MiFID II hit equity commissions but not bond spreads

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By Pia Hecher. Management consulting firm Greenwich Associates has published the results of its annual 2018 global equities commission analytics, suggesting that execution rates on...
Symphony acquires StreetLinx

Symphony acquires StreetLinx

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Symphony has acquired the counterparty mapping platform StreetLinx, thereby adding over 200 institutional counterparties to the 1000+ institutions it reports are currently using Symphony....
Industry viewpoint : smartTrade : Benjamin Becar

Industry viewpoint : smartTrade : Benjamin Becar

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Finding solutions Benjamin Becar, Fixed Income Product Manager at smartTrade Technologies, speaks to The DESK about how technology is key to overcoming buy-side fixed income...
Lead : BENCHmark Survey 2018

Lead : BENCHmark Survey 2018

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The DESK BENCHmark: Volumes down, efficiency up. Fewer traders are managing greater volumes of trading in rates, while the volume of electronic trading is increasing...
Finanstilsynet: Portfolio manager “abused his position” by flipping bonds and self-trading

Finanstilsynet: Portfolio manager “abused his position” by flipping bonds and self-trading

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The senior portfolio manager for Norwegian investment firm Kraft Finans, Øivind Thorstensen, was piggy-backing on client investment in new bond issues, in order to...
Scotiabank, Rabo Securities and Huntington Capital Markets join DirectBooks

Scotiabank, Rabo Securities and Huntington Capital Markets join DirectBooks

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DirectBooks, the capital markets consortium founded to optimise the bond issuance process has signed up Scotiabank, Rabo Securities and Huntington Capital Markets to join...
Greenwich Associates: 54% expect increased spend on consolidated data feeds

Greenwich Associates: 54% expect increased spend on consolidated data feeds

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The onset of the COVID-19 crisis is highlighting the importance of market data infrastructure for both buy-side and sell-side firms, with pricing data feeds...
EC to review mandatory buy-in rules under CSDR

EC to review mandatory buy-in rules under CSDR

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The European Commission has stated that it will review the mandatory buy-in rules under the Central Securities Depository Regime (CSDR). The comments were made...
Lead: Bloomberg throws down the gauntlet

Lead: Bloomberg throws down the gauntlet

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Bloomberg’s new pricing model for bond trading – if accepted as delivering value – will pay for development of new functionality. Competition between the big...
Women in Finance : Jennifer Peve, keeping ahead of the pack

Women in Finance : Jennifer Peve, keeping ahead of the pack

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Jennifer Peve talks to Lynn Strongin Dodds about innovation, experimentation and connections. Jennifer Peve, managing director of Business Innovation at Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation...
Bank of England tacitly acknowledges impact of capital rules on market making

Bank of England tacitly acknowledges impact of capital rules on market making

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The identical nature of proprietary trading and market making has been highlighted in a paper published by the UK’s Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) the...
JWG: Cloud is “large systemic technology risk blind spot”

JWG: Cloud is “large systemic technology risk blind spot”

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JWG, the regulatory think tank, has published a research paper ‘Risk control for a digitized financial sector’ which claims to identify a large systemic...