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Ralph Achkar
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The Four Players Creating the Next Era of Fintech

Ralph Achkar at Colt Technology Services shares his thoughts about how multiple stakeholders play distinct, vital roles in shaping the future of fintech; and, how ultimately, their working together should yield the most fruitful solutions.

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More News - Fixed Income

Equity ETFs Top $20 Billion in Inflows for 6 Months

April showers failed to dampen investor spirits when it came to pouring cash into equity exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Bond-Issuance Standard Released

A standard for fixed income new issues in Europe has been released which includes banks making their allocation policies available to issuers and all market participants, and investors only submitting clear orders which are a true reflection of their demand.

OpenDoor Re-Boots U.S. Treasury Market with Dedicated All-to-All Trading Platform

OpenDoor Securities launched the first trading platform dedicated to improving liquidity in the less liquid segments of the U.S. Treasury bond market.

The Rearchitecting of the Treasury Trading Business

In a new report, Celent looks at the US treasury market and the remapping of banks’ fixed income infrastructure.

Algomi and OpenFin to Bring Open Stack Technology to Fixed Income Markets

Algomi will use OpenFin’s operating layer to deploy new versions of the firm’s Synchronicity Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for the sell-side and its Honeycomb solution for the buy-side.

Buy-Side Money Going to Fixed Income and Technology

So, what are trading desks around Wall Street spending their money on? According to a recent report from Greenwich Associates, institutions are allocating their increasingly scarce resources to fixed income pursuits and technology.

Buy-Side Money Going to Fixed Income and Technology

So, what are trading desks around Wall Street spending their money on? According to a recent report from Greenwich Associates, institutions are allocating their increasingly scarce resources to fixed income pursuits and technology.

SSGA Reports ETF Flows Hit $284 Billion in 2016

It looks like 2016 was a record year for flow in the exchange traded fund sector, according to a recent report from money manager State Street Global Advisors.

S&P DJI Partners with MarketAxess on Bond Indices

By integrating pre-trade data, the index provider looks to reduce tracking errors for passive investors.

MTS Eyes High-Touch Trading

Although electronic trading continues to make inroads into corporate bond trading, electronic bond-trading platform operator MTS Markets International has invested in its offerings for phone-based clients.

Algomi Benefits From Cloud Adoption

Banks are increasingly embracing cloud solutions.

Lean Times Spawn Innovation in Fixed Income

Fragmentation of corporate-bond trading infrastructure may be permanent.

Credit Traders: Pre-Trade Transparency, Please

Without a better sense of existing liquidity, there may never be a true order-driven corporate bond market.

Lab49, The Yield Book Collaborate On Fixed-Income Analytics Platform

The new redesign allows users to access “best-in-class” fixed-income analytics and data through a web interface.

TRADING THE WEEK: Is the Fed Back in Play?

Just when the Fed seemed on hold for the indeterminate future, a strong jobs report brought the notion of a rate hike back to the realm of feasibility. This suggests increased volatility and trading volume ahead of the FOMC meetings later this year.