Buy-side ramps up cloud adoption for data management

28.09.2019

Asset managers based in Europe and North America are increasingly seeking cloud technologies to manage the onslaught of data, according to a survey from IHS Markit.   IHS Markit’s research, conducted by WBR Insights, of 100 buy-side representatives with $10-100 billion in assets under management found that cloud adoption has reached a tipping point on […]

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SETL launches blockchain sandbox initiative

27.09.2019

Institutional blockchain infrastructure provider SETL has invited product managers and technology architects to engage with its recently launched SETL Labs initiative. SETL Labs is a sandbox environment for new products and processes to be tried and tested, with firms participating benefiting from exposure to principles around the use of industrial-grade blockchain technology. “This initiative draws […]

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Multi-dealer RFQ platform OTCX integrates with IHS Markit thinkFolio

27.09.2019

Interest rate derivatives trading services provider OTCX has teamed up with IHS Markit to integrate its platform with investment management platform, thinkFolio. OTCX, which operates a multi-dealer bilateral request for quote (RFQ) trading platform, will provide its clients with advanced modelling and trading management tools for fixed income and derivatives as part of the integration. […]

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How to trade seasonal patterns in forex, today: the GBP/JPY

26.09.2019

Today we want to focus on a bearish seasonal pattern in the GBP/JPY. The BoJ on September 19 announced the decision to stay at its monetary policy status quo, maintaining the short-term Interest Rate Target At -0.1% and the 10-year JGB yield target around 0%. Later that day, BoJ governor Kuroda pointed to the continuing […]

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SIX unveils custody-agnostic collateral management platform

26.09.2019

SIX has launched a new collateral management technology interface aimed at eliminating many of the challenges caused by fragmented systems. The platform, named Collateral Cockpit, will join-up fragmented front and back-office information systems to give repo professionals the ability to view and manage collateral in real-time, on one platform. The technology will initially serve the […]

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Goldman Sachs slashes price target for Apple! Could it crash 27% lower?

25.09.2019

One of the world’s most recognised investment banks, Goldman Sachs, has slashed its price target for Apple shares to just $165 a share. The bank now has the lowest rating on the street for the stock, indicating the possibility of a near 30% crash lower. In this article, we discuss the rationale behind the Goldman […]

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The Fed delivers as expected and hints to QE4 – Equity downside limited?

24.09.2019

Economic Events September 23 – 27, 2019 Source: Economic Events Calendar September 23 – 27, 2019 – Admiral Markets’ Forex Calendar DAX30 CFD The DAX30 CFD didn’t deliver anything new from a technical or fundamental perspective despite the Fed rate decision last Wednesday. While the Fed delivered as expected, cutting the main target rate by […]

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Federal Reserve cut interest rates! What’s next for USD?

20.09.2019

The United States Federal Reserve, a.k.a the Fed, approved a widely-anticipated interest rate cut on Wednesday 18 September. The quarter-point interest rate lifted the US dollar briefly but the divide among Federal Reserve members on what to do next has left the US dollar languishing. According to some however, the world’s biggest currency may not […]

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NICE Actimize launches cloud-based, holistic trade surveillance platform

20.09.2019

NICE Actimize has launched a new artificial intelligence-based surveillance platform aimed at providing financial services firms and regulators with a single overview of market abuses. The SURVEIL-X solution is a cloud-based trade, risk and market abuse detection platform launched in response to growing demand from buy- and sell-side market participants for greater oversight and control […]

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Trading the Fed rate decision on the S&P500

19.09.2019

Source: Economic Events Calendar September 18, 2019 – Admiral Markets’ Forex Calendar On Wednesday, September 18, the rate decision of the Fed will take place. And as already shown by July 31, this rate decision is a potential market mover, even though market participants expect the Fed to cut rates by 25 basis points with […]

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