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White Papers 03/14
View From The Top: A look at the future of buy-side dealing

Fidessa recently hosted an event at the City of London's Heron Tower where a select group of industry practitioners gathered to discuss the future of the buy-side dealing desk. The discussion began with the pros and cons of outsourcing, moved on to the challenges of measuring the value of buy-side trading and ended with a fascinating debate on the relevance of the dealing function in today's marketplace.

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White Papers 02/14
Algos in Futures Markets: Shifting into High Gear

Futures algorithms provided by futures commission merchants (FCMs) and facilitated through frontend trading systems are beginning to mature. Current users have new demands to support existing practices and are looking to further build out their advanced execution strategies. At the same time, a number of large buy side institutions, including those that have traditionally shied away from using futures algos, are showing interest, with a rising number of requests being received by algo providers.

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White Papers 12/13
You Only Live Twice: Creating the FCM of the future

Published in 1964, Ian Fleming’s eleventh Bond novel describes the change in 007 from a depressed man in mourning, to a man of action ready to rise up and take on the world again. In a similar way, the global derivatives industry is undergoing the same metamorphosis. For some time now the industry has been battling against multiple headwinds - low interest rates, falling commissions and an image tarnished by the spectacular failures of some individual firms. New regulations have also tilted its entire axis as exchange-traded and OTC workflows look set to run into each other.

This paper assesses the likely effect of these changes and describes how the FCM community in particular has been impacted. It also describes how some firms have already begun re-tooling and re-aligning their businesses accordingly and look set to take on the new world order with renewed vigour and appetite.

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White Papers 06/13
Survival of the Fittest Part III: Wish You Were Here

In the third paper in the Survival of the Fittest series, we examine the impact on the buy-side of the profound changes seen throughout the world's capital markets. This latest paper looks at these across portfolio management, compliance, dealing and post-trade and articulates the critical role technology-enabled intelligent workflow now plays in empowering buy-side firms to win out in the new environment.

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White Papers 11/12
Survival of the Fittest Part II: Walk the Line: Evolution of the intelligent flow monster

Following Fidessa's earlier white paper, Survival of the Fittest: Evolution of the new smart broker, this new paper explores the impact of the same profound environmental changes on the international and super-regional broker community.

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White Papers 07/12
Life in the fast lane: the development of electronic trading in Latin America

As returns in more established markets stagnate, the Latin American region continues on a growth trajectory that is attracting significant interest from global participants.

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White Papers 06/12
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Successfully running the gauntlet of regulation and technology in the derivatives market

This paper looks at how the derivatives industry will be reshaped in light of regulatory changes, the impact on market participants and the ways in which some firms are already evolving their business models.

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White Papers 06/12
Survival of the Fittest, Part 1 – Evolution of the new smart broker

Examining how brokers can trade smarter to grow revenues and strengthen client relationships in today’s trading environment.

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White Papers 06/12
European Regulation - A Tale in Four Acts

This paper examines the key regulations affecting the European financial markets and looks at how they interrelate and their impact on market structure.

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White Papers 05/12
Rising Sun - how Japan's evolving markets might herald the dawn of a new era

Fidessa examines the forces driving change in Japan’s financial markets

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