Stock Market Keeps Its Faith in Humanity (WSJ)

Stock Market Keeps Its Faith in Humanity (WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal has a great featured piece today on the importance of the sales trader, which is something we at Greenwich have been…

Corporate End Users Unfazed by Derivatives Reform

Corporate End Users Unfazed by Derivatives Reform

Earlier this year we spoke with just shy of 400 corporate treasurers about their use of interest rate derivatives.  Given this group of IRD users…

Where in the world is volatility?

Where in the world is volatility?

I’m a little obsessed with volatility lately – well, the lack of it actually.  The VIX has been hovering around 12 for months despite emerging markets turmoil,…

ETFs as part of the credit liquidity story

ETFs as part of the credit liquidity story

Liquidity in the corporate bond market is tough.  We’ve written about it time and time again.  At a high level we see two solutions.  One,…

Increased Cloud Adoption Should be a No-Brainer for Hedge Funds

Increased Cloud Adoption Should be a No-Brainer for Hedge Funds

Its been a while since I’ve written a real techy piece, so had a fun time with this one.  While it might seem a bit…

U.S. Equities Market Structure Update

U.S. Equities Market Structure Update

My first nine months at Greenwich have been focused on fixed income and FX markets.  With the release of Greenwich’s annual North American equities study for…

Package trade rules – can they do that?

Package trade rules – can they do that?

On Thursday May 1 the CFTC released an eagerly awaited clarifying document outlining when and how package trades would be required on SEF.  Packaged transactions will be…

FX volumes are down, but its more than just economics

FX volumes are down, but its more than just economics

First some admin notes.  We’ve recently created an official Greenwich Associates market structure blog.  The goal was to create a seamless method for us to…

FX Markets are Ready for a Shake-up

FX Markets are Ready for a Shake-up

The biggest finding in our latest report on FX electronic trading was nothing.  Our 1500+ interviews with global FX users showed continued growth in electronic…

What is Market Structure, And Why You Should Care

What is Market Structure, And Why You Should Care

If you work in institutional finance you’ve heard talk of market structure. Not only are there entire conferences dedicated to the topic, but most of…