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David Weisberger
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ICOs: Financial Innovation or Modern Day Scam?

In this new blog series from CoinRoutes, the potential for ICOs to enable public participation in the funding of new blockchain related technology ventures being important is discussed.

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Leveraging Next-Generation Technology to Drive Profitable Growth.

Broadridge Financial Solutions, in conjunction with Greenwich Associates, has issued a report - Pathways to Profit: Leveraging Next Generation Technology to Drive Profitable Growth - that examines the impact that cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and distributed ledger technology will have in driving new revenue and cost savings opportunities for capital markets firms.

30 Percent of Global ETF Trades Exceed 50/Month; 21 Percent in Blocks Over $100m

In a new survey shared with Traders Magazine, Jane Street reported that the global ETF market is demonstrating some distinct trading trends including meteoric growth and block trading.

Changing Tides in the Global Trading Landscape

In this guest commentary, Lyle Wilson of NEO argues that now is the time for traders to gain the best execution knowledge required for when MiFID II it inevitably reaches Canada.

Corporate ‘Body Language’ and How to Capitalize on It

In this guest contribution from Barry Star, he discusses how watching company actions through their corporate event activities can provide a clearer picture of the company’s health. And by recognizing this allows traders to take decisive action before the rest of the market.

Leveraging Innovation in RegTech

RegTech – an offshoot of fintech – is coming increasingly into play as firms look for solutions to comply with impending regulations. When leveraged effectively, these innovations can actually eliminate the need for certain regulatory processes, such as using predictive analytics to monitor for insider trading, sapient writes.

Navigating Systematic Internalisation

In this guest blog from Vela, tracking and accessing liquidity in the post-MiFID II landscape will be challenging is examined, particularly under the revised Systematic Internaliser (SI) regime.

A Position of Responsibility

In this guest blog from Fidessa, the implications for non-investment firms such as a US FCM with a client omnibus account at an EU broker, and how regulators need to provide more information on the scope of responsibilities for non-investment firms impacted by MiFID lI are discussed.

What is “Quality” Research and How to Produce More of It Despite the Squeeze on Budgets?

In this shared report from Integrity Research, the author argues that there is a great need for better data-driven insights, so both the buy- and sell-side can gain a more granular understanding of the value of published research.

Citi and Goldman Sachs Lead US Fixed Income Share Leaders

The vast majority of fixed-income trading volume and revenue is still captured by the six dealers that make up the list of the 2017 Greenwich Share Leaders - starting with the largest brokers.

Too Much Choice in Fixed Income Trading

In this contributed blog, Vela argues that there is too much choice and variability when it comes to instruments to trade in the fixed income market.

How Global Commodity Market Participants Are Gaining Greater Connectivity via the Cloud

In this contributed article from IPC, the firm discusses the challenges faced by commodity market participants and how cloud-based solutions can address them.

Crypto-Currency Rhetoric Reflects Conflicts of Interests in the Financial System

In this guest blog, the current controversy surrounding bitcoin, its detractors and defenders is discussed and thoroughly examined.

Equity Volume Sinks to 3-Year Low in August

The drop is due in large part to sustained low volatility as measured by the VIX and also stubbornly high valuations, traders told Traders Magazine.

Eating Research Costs Becomes Consensus For European Asset Managers

Under MiFID II, it will be the norm for asset managers to pay research costs from their P&L and it is likely that other managers will follow what is now the dominant trend.

Cryptocurrencies’ Wall of Worry; China Says "No" to ICO

In this guest blog, Celent's John Dwyer said to not underestimate the groundswell of institutional support for infrastructure which permits institutional capital to move into the cryptocurrency complex.