https://tabbforum.com/opinions/outsourced-trading-why-specialist-providers-need-specialist-technology/ Sean Sullivan - How prevalent is it? A study conducted by research consultancy Opimas predicted that by 2020, 20% of buy-side firms with more than $50 billion AUM will outsource some portion of their trading operations.
https://theindustryspread.com/tradingscreen-execution-tca/ Ricardo Esteves - In March 2019, TradingScreen launched its OEMS in Montreal. Going by the name QUO, the platform is designed for wealth and investment managers to add value to clients with a lighter touch OEMS that is easy to deploy and will simplify investment management processes. QUO is headed by Will Lawton, former executive at HSBC, Standard Chartered and RBS, who is based in Singapore and will focus on strengthening and extending TS’s QUO offering globally.
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.
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.
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.
https://tabbforum.com/opinions/50-trades-of-grey-shedding-light-on-mobile-phone-use-in-banks/ Juan Diego Martín - The truth is that while there is no perfect policy when it comes to mobile usage on the trading floor, there is technology that can at least shed some much-needed light on this modern day grey area of risk for financial institutions.
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.
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.