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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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ICE Bids For Chicago Stock Exchange

– The saga of the Chicago Stock Exchange acquisition moved toward a close when the Intercontinental Exchange announced its plan to purchase the privately held bourse for an undisclosed sum on April 5.


Midex Set to Be First Exchange That Introduces Bancor Protocol

– The Bancor Protocol allows tokens to be infinitely liquid, as the automatic pricing mechanism adjusts token price as quantity of tokens staked decreases.


Quant Insight Augments Quantitative Macro Analysis with Predata Geopolitical Predictive Risk Signals

– First of kind offering enables investors to anticipate, holistically view and prepare for the risk of geopolitical events and market moves to optimize their global macro strategies,


Compliance Costs Soaring for Financial Institutions; Condusiv Reports

– Regulations and emerging risks are driving sharp increases, further adding to the financial services industry’s staggering IT costs and underscoring the need to improve system performance according to a new report from Conduciv.


MiFID II Could Boost Low Touch Trading in Corporates

– Many traders and pundits saw implementation of MiFID II as a watershed moment in the equities markets. But what about the growing fixed-income sector?


No International Component to Aramco IPO a Possibility

– After much ballyhooing and bellybucking, the mega Saudi Arabian oil IPO might not have an international component. And if it does, some say that it will be held in London and not on U.S. shores.


NEO Files to Launch Dark Book

– Aequitas’ NEO Exchange has filed with its regulator a proposal to launch a dark order book.


OCC Continues To Clear the Path for the Exchange-Listed Options Industry

– In this shared blog, the CEO of the Options Clearing Corp shares his thoughts on the last year and what OCC is attempting to do this year.


Tradewind Launches Digital Gold Market

– Tradewind has launched a new digital gold platform that combines exchange technology with VaultChain - a tailored blockchain application - that is expected to revolutionize the trading, settlement, and ownership of physical gold


Big xyt Delivers Enhanced Transparency on SI Volumes Under MiFID II

– big xyt's Liquidity Cockpit dashboard now identifies addressable systemic internaliser liquidity for MiFID II best execution.


Only Three Years Old...And Fighting for Healthier Equity Markets

– Neo's Chief Business Officer looks back at the exchange's infancy and forecasts that the best is yet to come.


When Dark Pools Go Dark

– Vela's Ollie Cadman shares his thoughts on how trading volume is rapidly shifting from dark pools to block trading venues under MiFID II, so market participants need technology to access multiple platforms.


Emerging Technologies Could Create New Vehicles to Replace Equities, Bonds

– In a recent survey shared with Traders Magazine, Citi reported that new technologies could create newer investment vehicles. So much so, that by 2033 these new strategies could replaces stocks and bonds.


IHS Markit SFTR Solution Adds Five Industry Design Partners

– The repo, securities lending and borrowing, and prime brokerage divisions of Citi, Morgan Stanley, RBC, UBS and Vanguard have joined the design partner group for its Securities Finance Transaction Regulation (SFTR) reporting solution with Pirum Systems.


Buy Side Takes Heart in Access-Fee Pilot

– Despite the pomp an circumstance surrounding the SEC access fee pilot, market pundits wonder aloud if the program will yield meaningful results.