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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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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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Articles 10/14
Middle office takes centre stage

Our latest paper examines the reasons why the derivatives industry lags behind its equity counterparts in terms of operational efficiency.

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Articles 12/13
Newedge Overhauls its Trading Architecture

The 2008 merger that created Newedge - between the brokerage arms of Société Générale and Credit Agricole - brought a host of trading systems, including eight order management systems, with overlap and redundancy galore. The French broker sought help from a major vendor, which it chose not to name, in refining some of that overlap, but still lacked any semblance of a global platform.

This article, written by Jake Thomases, first appeared on on 29th November.

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Articles 11/13
The Money Pit: the beleaguered night desk…

An essential part of today's 24-hour global markets, night desks play a key role in executing a firm's strategies. Yet they struggle to attract the levels of investment traditionally lavished on daytime trading desks, leaving them short on efficiency and prone to costly errors.

But help is at hand.

In his recent article, The Money Pit, Fidessa’s Lewis Richardson explores the global issue of loss-making night desks and examines how clever technology can not only stem those losses, but boost productivity and improve the bottom line.

By Lewis Richardson, Derivatives Product Manager, Fidessa

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Articles 12/12
Here Comes the CFTC: The Regulators Keep Coming Back for more

The ripples from the financial crisis are still being felt as regulators continue to find new ways to monitor, control and examine the daily work of asset managers. The latest batch of rules from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which come into effect December 31, 2012, will require many firms currently outside the CFTC’s supervision to register as Commodity Pool Operators. Fidessa’s Matt Grinnell examines the likely impact of these new rules on the buy-side compliance function.

By Matt Grinnell, Compliance Office, Buy-side, Fidessa

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Articles 02/12
Q&A: Alice Botis of Fidessa on Latam Trading - Opportunities and Challenges

Electronic trading in Latin America continues to be a hot subject, with action moving beyond Brazil to other countries. spoke to Fidessa's head of business development for the region, Alice Botis, to get an update, and a handle on low-latency initiatives in the marketplace.

By Alice Botis, Head of Latin America business development at Fidessa

Published:, February 8th, 2012

Q&A: Alice Botis of Fidessa on Latam Trading - Opportunities and Challenges
Articles 12/11
Exchange Linkages in Latin America

Alice Botis, Head of Latin American Business Development at Fidessa, discusses the move by exchanges in Latin America to link together to drive new business and talks about what that means for institutional investors.

By Alice Botis, Head of Latin America business development at Fidessa

Published: Tabb Forum

Exchange Linkages in Latin America
Articles 12/11
Navigating dark and lit venues using algorithms and smart order routing

It is common to think of trading algorithms in terms of decision layers, but there is often a blurred line between these algorithmic layers and the smart order router (SOR).

By David Morgan, Solution Architect at Fidessa

Published: THE TRADE's Algorithmic trading & SOR handbook, 4th edition

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