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All-to-All Spot FX Trading is a Reality in 2015

A new report from GreySpark Partners shows how all-to-all (A2A) trading has become a reality in the spot FX market over the past year. This significant change in the structure of the spot FX market highlights a trend in which both dealer-to-dealer (D2D) and dealer-to-client (D2C) venues are altering their trading models so that they can offer buyside firms and banks access to many different types of currency liquidity pools.

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Bank Usage of Blockchain Applications Poised to Grow in the Future

The Blockchain: Capital Markets Use Cases

A new report from GreySpark Partners examines how a large number of investment banks and exchanges are experimenting with usage of the blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in 2015. The report, The Blockchain: Capital Markets Use Cases, highlights how these experiments are supported by software applications that are being developed by a raft of financial technology start-up companies based in Europe and the US, and how usage of the blockchain by banks is poised to increase in the future as applications for DLT become more widespread.

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Equity Trading Houses Return to Profitability but Must Evolve Businesses

A new report from GreySpark Partners shows how investment bank equities trading businesses are returning to profitability in 2015 after a sustained period of declining revenues following the onset of the financial crisis. However, in order for those businesses to remain profitable in the future, the report argues that banks must choose between the operational costs and demands associated with running a global equities trading franchise versus running a business that is focused on meeting the needs of specific types of clients on region-by-region basis.

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Data-driven approach to e-commerce essential for Banks looking to Improve Services and Increase Profitability, Reveals New Report from GreySpark Partner

A new report from GreySpark Partners, a leading London-headquartered capital markets consulting firm, explores the latest trends in investment banking e-commerce. The report, Trends in E-commerce 2014, highlights that banks, in order to remain competitive, should adopt cross-channel e-commerce solutions that employs scientific data analysis to improve client services as well as the bank’s own profitability from facilitating their client’s trading activity.

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Buyside Firms Increasingly Trade FX with other Buyside Firms in Bank-to-Bank Venues

A new report from GreySpark Partners, a London-based capital markets consultancy, has found that buyside firms are increasingly accessing spot FX liquidity by trading with other buyside firms within trading venues that were previously considered bank-only platforms. The report, Trends in FX Trading 2014, shows how recent growth in the level of e-trading in the flow FX space is leading to the creation of new, all-to-all (A2A) market structures that could one day spread into other instrument classes like FX options and non-deliverable forwards

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Banks Seek Innovative Dealing Solutions as Fixed Income Profitability Declines

The GreySpark report, Trends in Fixed Income Trading 2014, highlights that e-trading technology can provide new ways for banks to maximise the efficiency of their dealing activities as part of a broader effort across the industry to move from a principal model of trading to an agency, broking-centric trading model. The report explores the different ways in which banks are increasingly adopting new, innovative business models for fixed income dealing in 2014.

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