Tag Archives: technology

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 the participants at those conferences— banks, asset managers, researchers—send their heads of market structure to speak. Commonly used in economics to describe the interconnectedness of and interaction between the buyers… Read More »

A preview of Greenwich’s new OMS/EMS/TCA study

We just wrapped up gathering information from almost 500 buy side traders about how they structure their trading desk, how much they spend, what trading systems they use, what they like and don’t like and a few dozen other topics.  On Thursday September 26 we’re hosting a webinar to give a preview of the results.… Read More »

How Capitalism and Technology Can Fix the Equity Market

Free-market capitalism will ultimately lead any marketplace to its ideal state. Over the past half-decade this principle has driven my hypothesis that regulators should not try to stymie trading strategy and technology innovation, but should instead follow a principles-based approach (see the CFTC c. 2007) that prevents fraud while still allowing competition to carry on… Read More »

Tech upgrade needed for derivatives clearing (Financial Times)

The FT did a great job covering TABB Group’s new research piece looking at the technology challenges facing clearinghouses and dealers as they prepare for central clearing mandates.  Read the full story here.   And the press release: TABB Says Dealers and Clearinghouses Need to Make Huge Investments and Upgrades to Current Clearing Technology NEW… Read More »

Tech Spending to Pick Up in 2011. Thank Regulators. (Information Management)

This is further coverage of my recent research report.  Regulations are causing a headache for much of the industry, but the flip side will be all of the resulting business for consultants, tech firms, lawyers, etc. “The OTC derivatives market is in for revolutionary rather than evolutionary change,” said analyst and author Kevin McPartland. …… Read More »

Looking Through the Prism – Visualization Tools (Waters)

This story talks about Citi’s foray into visualization to help with risk management.  My comments: “Before all of the mess started, we were in a place where companies with household names were perceived as having zero risk,” says Kevin McPartland, senior analyst with Tabb Group. “There was no chance that a major bank would ever… Read More »