Royal London Asset Management Picks TradingScreen for Execution and TCA

https://theindustryspread.com/tradingscreen-execution-tca/

FactSet: Attractive Business Model But Unattractive Price

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4294072-factset-attractive-business-model-unattractive-price?source=feed_all_articles

Steven Chen – FactSet primarily derives its revenue from subscriptions to products and professional services such as workstations, analytics, enterprise data, research management, and trade execution. This business model is attractive from multiple perspectives – it provides highly predictable sales streams, strong cash generation, economic moat, and high scalability.

Agile, with or without Waterfall, or documentation …

https://www.toptal.com/project-managers/agile/agile-documentation?utm_campaign=PM_Blog&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=77279650&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80sqyi3ooRWDXor8tc0PcQ2nZcDpXkd5D3J6_HDCuC36Rhim0syrjzgbGWe2tw5ixH7gtbgDTrbQeOvjcrdnpZwwtjEA&_hsmi=77279650

VINOD SUKUMARAN – “Agile Documentation: Balancing Speed and Knowledge Retention” For many project managers, it’s not a big stretch to understand how the Waterfall phases are turned into sprints—the same work is accomplished; it’s just organized in a different way. However, the removal of most documentation is a harder pill to swallow as it underlines a completely different way of working. It requires loosening the reins of control, embracing the unknown, and empowering the delivery team to make decisions on the spot.

Additional added October 4, 2019

What Is Agile Methodology: A Primer On Moving Fast

https://angel.co/blog/agile-methodology-a-primer-on-moving-fast?utm_source=platform-newsletter&&utm_campaign=platform-newsletter-100319&alla%5Bsource%5D

Caleb Kaiser – If you’re joining an engineering team for the first time or just looking for a refresher, this primer will get you up to speed with a functional understanding of agile methodology, its core components, leading benefits, and popular delivery implementations.

Where Top US Banks Are Betting On Fintech

https://thefinanser.com/2019/08/where-top-us-banks-are-betting-on-fintech.html/

Chris Skinner – Citi has backed 4 blockchain, 3 capital markets, and 3 payments & settlement startups since 2017. Generally, these investments fit into the banks’ larger strategy of building open banking infrastructure. In March, Citi announced plans to build a “digital consumer payments business for institutions,” and there are rumors Citi may launch a Banking-as-a-Service platform.

 

Integrated Technology Stack for the Sell Side Is Key

https://tabbforum.com/opinions/an-integrated-technology-stack-for-the-sell-side-is-key-to-managing-risk-and-regulations/

Lisa Bravo, Bloomberg LP- By creating a systematic, streamlined workflow that prioritizes intraday risk metrics, it’s possible to solve for some of the biggest sell-side challenges, including tech stack fragmentation and adherence to new requirements. The key lies in integrating all the disparate elements – sifting through analytics in a piecemeal way, for example, wastes time. Integrating the workflow allows traders and salespeople to move much faster and use that efficiency to capitalize on trade ideas.

OMS/EMS Connectivity Fees Remain Shrouded in Secrecy

https://tabbforum.com/opinions/despite-pressure-from-both-sides-of-the-street-oms-ems-connectivity-fees-remain-shrouded-in-secrecy/

Sean Sullivan, LiquidityBook – There is no question that Wall Street is a far more transparent place today than at any point in history. Generally speaking, broker-dealers are well aware of the pricing models employed by the exchanges, investment managers know how and for what their brokerage counterparties charge, and end investors can see exactly what fees they are incurring. For trading in particular, there is now a tremendous amount of data – some of it mandated by regulators, and some driven by market forces – around order routing that only a few years ago would have been nearly impossible to obtain. But even as the industry continues to laudably move forward on this score, one area has remained stubbornly opaque for far too long: the transactional connectivity fees charged by some OMS and EMS vendors.