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FinTech, innovation in Cap Markets – research by Opimas

An interesting research report caught my eye this week, although it was published in Aug by Opimas entitled FinTech Spending and Innovation in Capital Markets. The report splits FinTech players into three categories: Capital markets players are indeed bullish on the … Continue reading

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Outlook for Wholesale Banks & Asset Managers – Oliver Wyman research

Another excellent research report from Oliver Wyman called Wholesale Banks & Asset Managers, subtitled The World Turned Upside Down Oliver Wyman see a reversal of fortunes for Wholesale Banks and Asset Managers. The effects of Quantitative Easing (QE) and bank regulation drove a more than $100BN divergence in revenues since 2011, … Continue reading

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Relative price paid for FX ECNs

Pan European Exchange EuroNext, is paying $153m to buy 90% of FX ECN Fastmatch full details here According to the press release the rationalise for the purchase is given as: The transaction to strengthen Euronext’s product and geographic diversification and … Continue reading

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The Capital Markets’ Industrial Revolution

Interesting comparison from GreySpark in their latest research report. Comparing the digital transformation of investment banking to the automation of manufacturing processes in industries such as motor and aircraft manufacturers. Their report draws analogies, between investment banking, and the motor and aircraft industries, which … Continue reading

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Deloitte 2016 Global FX survey

An interesting FX survey from Deloitte provides insight into the challenges corporations encounter when managing currency risk and possible causes (and solutions) for these challenges, as well as FX risk management structures, strategies, and processes adopted by companies across the globe. … Continue reading

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Electronic trading in fixed income markets: report by BIS – worth reading!

An interesting report (well worth reading), published in January by The BIS (Bank of international settlements), looks at the impact of ‘electronification’ of the fixed income markets. The report was based on structured interviews with market participants,  and a survey of electronic … Continue reading

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Mandatory Swaps Trading on SEFs increases liquidity and lowers costs – BofE reseach!

Some interesting findings from a paper from the Bank of England, which looked at the impact of mandatory trading on swap execution facilities (SEF), for interest rate swaps (IRS) as required under Dodd Frank Act. The paper looked at transactional data … Continue reading

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