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White Papers 09/16
Embracing Transparency: How the SEC’s Order Handling Rules Redefined Market Making

The boom in electronic trading in the 1990s brought to light many inefficiencies in the ways equities were traded at the time. Specifically, NASDAQ market makers were under scrutiny for the methods they used to display stock quotes and liquidity. It was very similar to the scrutiny we see off-exchange trading experiencing today, and it led to considerable changes.

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White Papers 09/16
Fidessa Celebrating 20 Years in the US: A Look Back (and a Leap Forward)

It’s been quite the journey since we opened our first office in New York twenty years ago. Electronic trading was already beginning to transform the global financial marketplace and Fidessa arrived as a small, UK-based, trading systems software house, ready to expand and build on its success on the other side of the Atlantic.

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White Papers 09/16
Key to the Highway: The changing face of high and low touch execution

This paper looks at the ways in which high and low touch trading are adapting to meet the realities of trading in capital markets today. It outlines why the either/or approach of low and high touch is simply too crude a reflection of the requirements of the buy-side today and argues that what is needed instead is a more nuanced, converged approach that leverages technology where it is common to both and yet still empowers the different activities required.

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White Papers 09/16
Unbundling: Picking the right option

Exploring the alternative approaches that have been defined to meet the requirements of MiFID II's unbundling rules.

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Articles 05/16
East meets West - Chinese brokers continue international expansion

Examining the continuing expansion of Chinese brokers into international markets and the impact on the global financial landscape. 

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White Papers 04/16
Natural Innovation: A theory of innovation for larger firms in financial markets

Examining how, by guiding and managing change in accordance with some of the deeper principles of natural selection, larger and more established firms can out-innovate their smaller, newer rivals. 

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White Papers 04/16
Counter (party) intuitive

Examining how the counterparty landscape has changed for the buy-side and what can be done to ease the burden.

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White Papers 02/16
After the gold rush: the challenges in finding liquidity for today’s sales traders

Examining how technology – in particular merchandise boards and analytics  - can help sales traders identify liquidity matches and crossing opportunities and act quickly to provide a high quality customer service.

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Articles 12/15
The Future of the Future in Asia

This article examines the factors driving the continuing rise of the Asian superbroker and looks at what the future holds for the Asian FCM.

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Articles 09/15
If you go down to the woods today

The derivatives markets of Asia are the destination of choice for firms across the derivatives spectrum. But bear traps remain for the unwary. Lewis Richardson, Derivatives Business Development Manager at Fidessa, looks at how to choose the safest path through the jungle of this asset class in Asia.

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