Could deep learning dethrone HFT?

Deep learning is setting itself up to displace high-frequency trading which has dominated many of the electronically traded markets since approximately 2007.

Data Science

Hong Kong's next 20 years: Real estate

Housing demand in Hong Kong should remain robust over the next 20 years, driven by the increase in population and smaller-sized households. However, Hong Kong developers could lose market share of residential sales due to the expansion of Chinese builders.

Research and Analysis

Steelmakers are worth the most in years and it's thanks to China

Steel stocks are trading at the highest since 2011 and it’s mostly thanks to the industry’s biggest menace in recent years: China.

Commodities

The worst of Mexico's inflation and growth struggles may be over

After months of investor concern that slammed everything from Mexico’s currency to its inflation outlook, the nation’s economy is riding a good streak.

Emerging Markets

Money managers are the most underweight U.S. stocks since 2008

Don’t look now, but money managers haven’t been this underweight U.S. equities since January 2008.

Equities
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Best execution for MiFID II requires a feedback loop under MiFID II

In this series of blogs, we will discuss how MiFID II impacts the best execution process, in particular for OTC fixed income, and how trade reconstruction capabilities will be crucial for firms to reach optimal results.

MiFID II
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Managing liquidity risk in response to SEC rule 22e-4

In many respects, SEC rule 22e-4 is the first explicit regulation to codify, or formalise, liquidity risk management.

Regulation

Hong Kong's next 20 years: Finance

Chinese firms are critical to Hong Kong's future as a global financial center as they rise to dominance in the city's industry.

Research and Analysis

Global sustainable investments grow 25% to $23 trillion

Global socially responsible investments grew by a quarter to $23 trillion over the last two years, with particularly strong gains in China, Japan and Australia and New Zealand.

Sustainable Investing

Hong Kong's next 20 years: Currency

Hong Kong's resolve to keep its currency's peg to the U.S. dollar appears unlikely to waver in the next few years -- even as its economic ties with China continue to deepen and Beijing's political sway over the territory grows.

Research and Analysis