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Joseph Cordahi
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Rising Rates and Vol Give Funds Food for Thought, but a Menu Overhaul Isn't Required

Due to a combination of pressure to deliver greater returns and a prolonged period of low rates, the investment world is experiencing a major shift requiring asset managers to rethink their strategies.

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Risk Focus Launches Regulatory Reporting Advisory services

– The service is designed to help clients comply with global trade reporting regulations, meet aggressive deadlines and build solutions for regulatory compliance, including upcoming regulations like Securities Finance Transaction Reporting (SFTR), effective early 2019.


Brokers Look to Help Buy-Side Color its Trades

– The buy-side still wants their sell-side trader, whether they are considered high- or low-touch, to be a part of their execution strategy. As such, the sell-side trader is being asked by their institutional counterpart to empower them with the latest real-time technology and “color” that gives them a leg up in executing trades.


Industry Starts Next Round of CAT Dialog

– After 14 months without official engagement with the buy and sell sides, the CAT NMS Operating Committee has opened a new channel of engagement for the industry with the recent launch of its Industry Member Technical Specification Working Group.


CQG Connects to INE, New Energy Exchange in Shanghai

– Gives market participants outside China opportunity to trade highly anticipated INE markets and enables Chinese buyers to lock in oil prices in local currency.


Itiviti and ULLINK Complete Merger

– The Board of Directors of Itiviti AB announced that the transaction to merge the company with ULLINK was completed on March 14, 2018.


A Day in The Life of A Vanguard Trader

– Have you ever wondered what it’s like to do the actual investing at one of the world’s largest investment firms? To find out, Vanguard shared the thoughts of Mike Buek, head of U.S. trading, and Gerry O’Reilly leader of index portfolio managers.


Nasdaq's Albers Discusses the SIP

– Nasdaq's Oliver Albers explains why the SIP speed, resiliency, redundancy and overall cyber security matter to large financial firms and the investing public.


Five Ways Blockchain Will Disrupt Mainstream Financial Technology

– In order to make a major breakout, blockchain must attract the institutional investors who can propel it and that is beginning to unfold.


Cryptocurrency Data Now Available in YCharts

– YCharts platform now provides access to current and historical pricing data for leading cryptocurrencies at no additional charge.


trueEX Unit to Launch Regulated Marketplace for Digital Assets

– The initial contracts will be for bitcoin non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) settled in USD and will be listed under the "trueDigital" brand on the existing trueEX swap execution platform, pending review with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.


FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Downside of an Earlier NYSE Opening

– This week's FLASHBACK FRIDAY looks back at when the NYSE considered changing its opening to earlier hours. Traders Magazine looks back at the evolution of trading hours and the consequences/benefits of changing hours in the current market structure.


FINRA to Change to FIX Execution Time Trade Reporting

– The market regulator is proposing to retire one FIX Tag and use another for reporting trade time execution.


SEI and Synechron Join Forces for Blockchain Utilization

– The two firms joined to support SEI’s efforts to employ blockchain technology in the financial services industry through use cases and the establishment of SEI’s Blockchain Center of Excellence.


CLS Launches End-of-Day Reporting for MiFID II Compliance

– CLS is launching CLSReporting - a reporting product for foreign exchange (FX) matched instructions that supports members with their MiFID II reporting requirements.


Securitization Enters New Phase of Growth for “Peer-to-Peer” Lending

– Marketplace lending, formerly known as “peer-to-peer” loans, could be entering a new phase of growth, as fintech lenders start packaging their loans into securitized financial products that could attract major investment from institutions.