In 2019, the global financial services industry is set to spend an estimated USD 50bn on the raw, historical markets and transactions data inputs required to fuel a broad spectrum of daily trading activities across all major asset classes.
Despite the rapid uptake of algorithmic trading and execution within all cash-centric capital markets globally since 2010, wide-ranging use of transparent, unbiased transaction cost analysis (TCA) services and software applications within electronic cash FX trading specifically remains problematic for buyside firm currencies liquidity consumers and sellside institution currencies liquidity providers.
In 2019, EU financial markets regulatory authorities imposed fines and other sanctions on a number of firms and institutions that failed to provide sufficient evidence of their ability to implement effective and efficient market abuse risk management measures.
In 2019, the wholesale FX market is not the market of yore. Formerly, the defining characteristic of the currencies trading landscape was liquidity fragmentation and siloed pools of cash held within geography-specific currency pairings.
Banks are one of the greatest engines for generating data: daily, they collectively produce petabytes of transactions, prices, risk metrics, customer information….
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.