https://news.crunchbase.com/news/grafiti-a-search-engine-for-charts-raises-nearly-1-6m-in-pre-seed-funding/ Jason D. Rowley Crunchbase - "Headquartered around the corner from a diabolically delicious pizza shop in Brooklyn, New York, Grafiti is a startup aiming to solve just that. Its stated goal, to build the leading search engine for charts and data visualizations, belies a broader mission: to help people surface insights from a mass of mostly-structured, increasingly visual information sources." Grafiti https://beta.grafiti.io/ Google Dataset Search https://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearch
http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/12/17/1961861/0/en/InfoReach-Includes-Algo-Wheel-with-TMS.html InfoReach TMS Algo Wheel includes: Broker and algo selection backed by machine learning Best execution reporting Improved performance Decision making based on Historical performance with a variety of benchmarks Commission schedules and commitment levels Which broker has received orders in the same instrument TMS’s Algo Wheel is an excellent option for many buy-side teams.
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/what-is-liquidity-2019-12-12 Phil Mackintosh "There is an entire industry dedicated to collecting and computing trading costs. The data overwhelmingly show that transaction costs are falling, and that U.S. costs are the lowest in the world." Article originally seen by BizTT editor on Tabb
From Beginning to ‘N’: What the History of Regulations from Reg ATS to Form ATS-N Tells Us About the Future of Dark Pools
https://tabbforum.com/opinions/from-beginning-to-n-what-the-history-of-regulations-from-reg-ats-to-form-ats-n-tells-us-about-the-future-of-dark-pools/ Craig Viani Liquidnet - "Based on the intensification of regulatory scrutiny in the past few years, it’s probable that the number of US dark venues will remain stagnant for a period of time. Additionally, with future rule changes such as proposed amendments to Rule 605 requiring greater granular statistical measures of execution quality17, we believe that it’s likely the competitive landscape will remain in a narrow band for the coming years."
Trading Technologies Contracts with SBI Thai Online for Distribution of the TT® Platform from Thailand
https://www.tradingtechnologies.com/news-releases/trading-technologies-contracts-with-sbi-thai-online-for-distribution-of-the-tt-platform-from-thailand/#more-87850 SBI Thai Online’s client base will have access to the TT platform’s full range of professional trading tools, including Autospreader®, ADL, and APIs. “We are thrilled SBI has chosen TT as a solution to extend to their clients. As we expand into what are new markets for TT and exchanges such as TFEX, having the endorsement of local brokers like SBI, who are the experts in their region, is important. It allows us to bring our technologies to a brand new set of customers and extend the reach and interest in the Asian markets as a whole out to our wider international clients,” said Mark Pottle, Regional Executive Sales Director for Trading Technologies in Asia.
https://tabbforum.com/opinions/are-crypto-miners-the-modern-hedgers/ Thomas Chippas ErisX - "Miners, similar to traditional hedgers, are foundational elements of a well-functioning capital, commodity and commercial market. The act of mining is performed by high-powered computers that solve mathematical puzzles to produce digital assets such as bitcoin or Ether. Miners are rewarded with the respected coin and are similar to traditional hedgers in that they are looking to offset the market risk of their production related to price volatility and offsetting counterparties. This is a nearly identical use case to a traditional physical commodities producer that uses futures contracts to lock a price at the present for the future sale of the commodity. The producer foregoes the potential upside if the commodity increases in price beyond the settlement price of the futures contract but is also protected on the downside if the price falls."
https://www.tradersmagazine.com/departments/algos/academic-research-takes-center-stage-at-iex/ Elaine Wah - "After opening the call for papers in early August, we received nearly 60 submissions — addressing a wide range of modern market structure topics. We ultimately selected eight papers, some of which focus on the most important issues being debated today, others on those which will likely be discussed in years to come. For those who were not able to attend, we are providing brief summaries of the eight papers in this blog post. Of course, as we cannot do full justice to the papers here, we encourage you to read the papers, which are hosted on the conference website."
http://svdaily.com/refinitiv-appoints-news-industry-veteran-as-head-of-news-performance/ BUSINESS WIRE - "New role created in response to increased demand for trusted news in turbulent geopolitical environment." ... "Refinitiv has appointed Richard Mably as Head of News Performance to enhance the value of Refinitiv’s extensive news coverage to help power and advance the financial community." ... " Refinitiv has invested heavily to expand news coverage on the Refinitiv Data Platform in response to demands from customers for market moving insight across the globe. Refinitiv now carries news from over 10,000 sources up from 7,000 thousand sources two years ago."
https://tabbforum.com/opinions/blockchain-for-the-buy-side/ Monica Summerville TABB Group - "The areas of significant benefits in using blockchain-based solutions were overwhelmingly cited as improved clearing and settlement as well as increased operational efficiency. The areas in which respondents said blockchain would have a significant impact over the next five years were: Fees and costs. Compliance and regulation. Data management." Mutual fund giant Vanguard has partnered with Nasdaq Ventures-backed blockchain startup Symbiont to develop a trading platform for the $6 trillion currency market, the companies said. https://www.coindesk.com/vanguard-developing-blockchain-platform-for-6-trillion-forex-market
https://tabbforum.com/opinions/revised-sec-rule-606-shines-a-light-on-order-routing-disclosures/ Ivy Schmerken FlexTrade Systems - "Currently, an OMS has the primary level information, and gets the last market where the order was executed, including whether it added or removed liquidity, and it can calculate execution costs based on known fees, explained Chu. “But, if those algo providers routed the order to another venue or exchange, and that gets routed out further, we don’t have that secondary or third-level or fourth-level of information today,” said Chu. “There’s no structure to get that information today,” he said. Gathering the information on these downstream orders has been a challenge, especially if brokers utilize more than one OMS or have an EMS, said Chu. “If our clients use us solely for their trading, we have all the data in the OMS, so we would provide the data over to the 606 [data] vendor,” said Chu. “When some clients use another OMS or EMS, we have no visibility.” "