Beyond High-touch vs. Low-touch: What Investment Banks & Non-bank Brokers Need to Run their Trading Business
Since the installation of first transatlantic undersea cable, trading technology providers were tasked with simple mandates: Deliver information faster, from as many sources as possible and help investors and market operators to make better decisions and implement them quickly.
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.
Fintech mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity within the investment banking industry is set to increase in 2017, according to a survey of the financial markets industry published by law firm White & Case in November 2016.
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.
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.
Investment banks globally must begin implementing measures to offset the risk that they could be fined by regional or global regulators for employee misconduct, according to a new research report from GreySpark Partners, a capital markets consulting firm. These risks also extend to regulatory fines and legal costs resulting from organisational misconduct ranging from illegal trading activities to corruption and other forms of illegal or scandalous behaviour.