Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2014
Trader productivity is often the top concern for most buy-side institutions given the high costs of operating a professional trading desk. Effective collaboration and communication within a firm are key requirements for ensuring worker productivity in general and trader productivity in particular.
Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014
What a spectacular view we all had of both Manhattan and New Jersey from atop the Deutsche Bank building at 60 Wall St – we all owe Deutsche Bank a big thank you for being such a gracious host. But of course, once we got going the audience only had eyes for the dazzling presenters and the erudite panelists.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
FX trading presents tremendous opportunities as the asset class is highly liquid and the most traded globally with average daily turnover exceeding $5 trillion. A considerable amount of the high daily turnover is a result of significant high-frequency trading taking place in the deepest and most liquid parts of the FX market such as the spot FX markets for the major currency pairs.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Trading has always been based on trust – especially once money was introduced. Coins – made of specific metals and weighing a specific amount – were trusted to be of certain value. Then, less scrupulous individuals took advantage of that trust, enriching themselves by using coins made with base metals. Such shenanigans destroyed public trust and in certain instances brought about the fall of empires.
Wednesday, Aug. 06, 2014
Naturally, you want the best network for your business. That can require a lot of things. Best connectivity. Best flexibility for growth and change. Best pricing. And, of course, best service to keep everything maintained and running smoothly.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
We all feel the urge to get in shape now that summer’s on the way. However, this isn’t always straight forward, and often the best results come when you’re working with a personal trainer, dietician or physio. This trend continues into the financial markets, where every participant works hard to be leaner, fitter and more competitive.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
When the Federal Reserve drastically scaled back its quantitative easing program earlier this year it sent shock waves throughout the emerging markets. During the last few years, artificially low interest rates in the US and other developed markets (a result of quantitative easing such as the Fed’s bond purchasing program) led to vast amounts of capital flowing into emerging markets where investors could get better returns.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The market has known for years that changes to OTC derivative trading have been on the way. However, knowing about an impending market event and actually being equipped to meet it head on are two different things.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
This is what my Journalism 101 professor would always look to pound into us, when we had a tendency to get too creative with our writing and our interpretation of a news event. This same What, Where, When and Why approach is probably the right way for firms to manage their new financial markets mandates because when it comes to regulations it is best not to be too creative or too interpretive.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
These are the results of a survey conducted by IPC on the principal drivers and area for techonology investment by financial institutions in 2014.