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May Market Structure Musings; Data is King

Posted by Greg Henry on June 1, 2018 at 9:27 AM
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Topics: regulations, NMS Stocks, Transaction Fee Pilot, market data

AI: Seeing is believing

Posted by Chris Kingsbury on May 3, 2018 at 11:15 AM

Reading news over the past few years, you can clearly see a large uptick in talk about artificial intelligence.  Hardly a day goes by without seeing some mention of AI in the media. Friends, family, and other non-technical mere mortals are increasingly worried when their job will be replaced by AI. Even highly respected scientists and technologists, such as Elon Musk and the late Stephen Hawking have raised their own AI concerns.

The term AI was coined in 1956. Even Dinosaurs like myself took artificial intelligence classes back in university. AI is far from new but its scope has widened to encompass Machine Learning, or even more specifically Deep Learning. This is a technology that uses statistical techniques to extract (aka “Learn”) from data. This is a real technology with practical uses.   Machine learning is used in technologies today such as Tesla’s auto-pilot, virus and malware scanning, as well as recommendations you find in Netflix and Amazon. So why all the hype today? 

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Topics: tca, AI, data

SEC proposed the Transaction Fee Pilot for NMS Stocks

Posted by Greg Henry on April 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM

 On March 14, 2018 the SEC proposed the Transaction Fee Pilot for NMS Stocks. 
The 276-page proposal outlines a two-year pilot breaking the test stocks into three buckets; imposing fee caps of 1.5 mils for those stocks in the first bucket, 0.5 mils for those in the second and no rebate for those in the third. Remaining stocks would be considered the control group.

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Topics: SEC, NMS Stocks, Transaction Fee Pilot

Revenge of the SaaS 

Posted by Grant Lowden on February 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM

In addition to alluding shamelessly to Star Wars, the title of this blog is also a bit of a misnomer.

For nearly twenty years, there’s been an ongoing battle in the front office between deployed software solutions and SaaS models, with one replacing the other based upon changing staff needs and firm proclivities.

Today, the war seems just about over, and while SaaS may not have needed “revenge,” it certainly has come out on top. Regulation and (arguably) common sense have changed the selection process for technology provision and selection.

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Topics: ems, implementation, OMS/EMS, saas

Cooperative Cohabitation: BidFX and TS

Posted by Chris Hollands on January 16, 2018 at 1:24 PM

It’s now 18 months since BidFX established itself as a dedicated business line under the TS umbrella culminating in a move to its own office space in London in March 2017 and dedicated development and business personnel in our other offices all around the globe.

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Topics: ems, forex, oms, saas

Day 1 MiFID II: Seamless Implementation for TS Clients 

Posted by TradingScreen on January 3, 2018 at 2:03 PM

January 3, 2018 London – TradingScreen the leading, broker neutral multi-asset class Execution Management System (EMS) was pleased to close out the first day of trading under MiFID II guidelines without issue.

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Topics: MiFID II, tradesmart, reporting, mifid, regulations

Managing MiFID II Expectations: How implementing the right EMS  matters

Posted by TradingScreen on December 12, 2017 at 10:28 AM

By: Chris Hollands, Head of Sales, EMEA 

As our PTP enabled (Precision Time Protocol) enabled clocks now accurately tell us down to the millisecond, MiFID II is less than a month away.  There have already been a plethora of articles and white papers on the new ESMA regulations and their implications, as the lawyers and the consultants have clearly been having a field day, but now, as we come down to the wire, what are the considerations and solutions that the buy side can put in place to ensure MiFID II compliance and industry best practice? 

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Topics: algos, best execution, MiFID II, reporting

How to Trade Smarter

Posted by TradingScreen on December 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM

By Quentin Limouzi, Chief Revenue Officer, TS


When it comes to trading, the buyside has no shortage of challenges. To be able to keep up amid volatility, scarce and fragmented liquidity, and rising passive inflows, traders need smarter workflows. They need a high-powered execution management system (EMS) that serves as a singular access point for connecting to global markets and trading partners, consolidates and aggregates data to ensure best pricing, and offers reporting tools for regulatory compliance. Above all, this EMS must offer quick and seamless deployment and integration with any existing trading system.

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Topics: ems, tradesmart, tradesmart 2018

TS TradeSmart Comes Out on Top: Named 2017 Overall Outperforming EMS

Posted by TradingScreen on October 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM

TradeSmart EMS a multi-asset SaaS deployed trading solution received the highest honor at The TRADE’s annual Leaders in Trading awards dinner.  Named “Overall Outperforming EMS” a peer designated distinction given to the firm, which beat the survey average by an impressive 207 basis points.  TS ranked “category outperformer” in 10 out of 13 categories including breadth of asset class coverage, breadth of direct connections to venues, product development and ease of integration to internal systems.

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Topics: ems, tradesmart

BidFX Commits to FX Global Code of Conduct

Posted by TradingScreen on October 3, 2017 at 3:00 AM

 eFX company adopts and implements GCC principles

BidFX has focused on aligning its practices to meet and adhere to the requirements. BidFX is proud to announce they have formally committed to the code, making them one of the few early adopters in the industry.

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Topics: forex, fx, bidfx, code of conduct

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