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Ronald Jordan
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Understanding Your Data is No Longer Optional

In this contributed article from Global Markets Advisory Group, the advisory discusses the importance of data and how organizations should augment existing skill sets and capabilities to add a data-focused perspective to their operating fabric.

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Buy-Side Dips Toe into Crypto

Institutional traders find bitcoin spot market unlike any other.

Buy-Side Set to Spend More on Tech, Not Traders

If forced to choose what it would rather spend its money on, between technology and traders, the buy-side has chosen technology.

SimCorp Launches New Alternative Investments Manager for The Buyside

SimCorp announced new modules and enhancements introduced with Release 6.3 of its flagship solution, SimCorp Dimension - which is designed to help the buy-side trade more efficiently.

Use of Smart Beta Rises, but with Geographic Differences and Education Gaps

FTSE Russell reported in a new survey that that smart beta strategies are becoming a growing part of the asset allocation schemes of US-, UK- and Canada-based financial advisors despite the evolving nature of smart beta strategies.

Luminex Adds Conditional Orders to Platform

Luminex’s trading platform now supports negotiable, firm and conditional orders. The addition of conditional orders is designed to make trading on Luminex more efficient for many buy side workflows, and should allow subscribers to interact with more block orders.

Blockchain is Driving Asset Management Forward

In a new report sponsored by Linedata revealed emerging buy-side consensus on Distributed Ledger Technology.

Expense Ratio Number One Criteria When Selecting an ETF

So, why do investors choose certain exchange-traded funds over others?

Abel Noser and Liquidnet Launch Portfolio Manager Profiling Pilot

Liquidnet and Abel Noser Solutions announced the pilot of Portfolio Manager Profiling. When incorporated into Liquidnet’s Virtual High Touch Next Gen algo suite, it links historical trade and TCA data with the portfolio manager’s decisions to create a distinct profile.

Time to Finally Release Asset Managers from the Shackles

In this contributed article, Prashant Kumar shares his thoughts on how recent issues changing the world of investment management make it the perfect time to reevaluate the current structure and existing operations and figure out a way for asset managers to take control of their own processes.

TRG and Vela Partner for DART Usage Analysis

Under the agreement, TRG will provide sales and relationship management for new customers, while Vela will provide after-sales support and development and continue to manage all existing client relationships.

VIEWPOINT: MiFID II One Month After

Daniel Carpenter, Head of Regulation at Meritsoft, told Traders Magazine that while there has been no upheaval in the markets regarding MiFID II it was still too early to gauge the regulation’s effect to the fullest.

Oak Street Funding Launches Website to Facilitate RIAs with Acquiring and Selling Firms

Oak Street Funding’s RIA Firm Exchange provides an effective virtual marketplace for buyers and sellers.

Crisis Alpha

The markets have had a pretty astonishing bull run since the financial crisis -- a 17% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the last nine years. What should investors do now to prepare for a market correction? According to Damian Handzy, Global Head of Risk at StatPro, crisis alpha is the answer.

CII Announces Advisory Council Members for 2018

All of the members were appointed by CII’s Board of Directors.

White Oak Equity Partners Acquires Interest in Blueshift Asset Management

White Oak led a group of strategic investors who provided the equity capital to launch Blueshift’s business and trading activities. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Becoming a Superpower-GETCO's Looks to Knight's Wholesale and Retail Businesses as Keys to Growth

In this week's FLASHBACK FRIDAY lookback, we revisit 2013 when market maker GETCO was looking to drive it business forward in a stagnant commission rate and highly competitive market making environment. In exploring its limited options, GETCO opted to purchase Knight. Seemed a like a good match – but was it?

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