The broker community and asset managers let out a collective sigh of relief last week as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a number of “no-action” letters to address clashes between the US government and the upcoming MiFID II regulations.
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.
This article was originally published in Bloomberg Brief's Economics Asia on Aug. 7, 2014. Dark Pool Trading Increasing Amid Regulatory Concerns There is still a great deal of secrecy surrounding dark...Read More
This article was originally published in Bloomberg Brief's inaugural Financial Regulation Asia-Pacific Region Special on Aug. 1, 2014. GreySpark’s Shekar Says Rising Bilateral Trade Costs to Impact Australian OTC Market...Read More
There is plenty of analysis and commentary on how capital markets regulations are altering the market structure of a number of different asset classes, affecting the ability of buyside firms,...Read More
As OTC derivatives regulation moves into the realm of ‘business as usual’ for many trading counterparts in the US and EU, Australia has only taken tentative steps forward in transforming...Read More
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.
Safety in Numbers was first published by Best Execution magazine in Spring 2014. Authors: Asif Abdullah, Jon Batty, Saoirse Kennedy, Anna Pajor, Frederic Ponzo The approach taken to address low-latency...Read More
New capital markets regulations in Australia, the EU, US and in some Asian countries mandate reforms to the trading of OTC derivatives and the structure of markets for the products....Read More
The EU and US recently rolled out two historic capital markets regulations, both of which are intended to increase transparency in the global OTC derivatives market following the financial crisis....Read More