Financial Markets Insights

Providing insights into trends, challenges and developments in the Financial Markets industry, through in-depth conversations with C-level executives and key experts within the sector.

Systematic Internalisers – Data holds key to challenges and opportunities in MiFID II era

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MiFID II broadens the scope of the systematic internaliser (SI) regime, not only to cover more asset classes, but also to apply more stringent rules, with the aim of improving pre-trade transparency and improving price efficiency and […]

Taking the Leap into Asia and Cryptocurrencies: The Future for FX Trading?

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Explores the main drivers behind Asia's growing FX trading hubs and the explosion in cryptocurrencies, and how firms can make sure they are in the best position to take advantage of the opportunities they present.

Alpha profiling, strategy toolkits, broker scorecards: The keys to best execution?

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Discussion around various emerging tools to help buy-side firms optimise their broker selection for best execution, such as algo wheels, broker scorecards and bracketing frameworks.

Beating repetitive strain: Value-added services in post-trade

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A discussion about the choices that the leaders in the post-trade industry are making in order to align themselves with a customer-centric post-trade landscape.

AI and Deep Learning in Risk and Investment Management

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Discussion into possible use cases for deep learning within financial services, particularly in risk and investment management, as well as the challenges that arise from an infrastructure and data storage perspective.

Video: Trading Infrastructure – The Trend Towards Outsourcing

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When it comes to technology solutions for trading infrastructure, the build versus buy debate is one that never seems to go away. In the past, it was fairly common practice for banks and electronic trading […]

Smarter Operations – Is Middle Office the New Front Office?

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Many middle-office systems at banks and brokers still rely on a mishmash of spreadsheets and legacy systems, some of which have been in need of modernisation for years. How can firms embrace technology to improve […]

Making the market: Building prices in fixed income

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The Realization Group investigate the evolution of the fixed income market,which is going through a period of significant transition.

Do Good to Do Better: How a focus on ESG can improve financial performance as well as the climate

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Corporates are realising that incorporating sustainability into their business model can improve profitability and increasingly attract clients and capital.