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At TradeTech Paris, the industry takes the temperature of MiFID II’s impact

The first major equity trading conference in Europe since MiFID II came into force, TradeTech 2018 gave the industry the opportunity to gauge how well – or badly – financial services firms have adapted to the new regulatory landscape.

Sales and Trading
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Trading desks: towards an augmented future

Trader augmentation tools help traders and the trading desks automate key activities and, consequently, shift back the attention to the client, improving service.

Sales and Trading

When the market speaks volumes

No matter what your investment strategy is, assessing available liquidity and trading feasibility are essential tasks. The challenge is that liquidity, or expected volume, is usually affected by a variety of factors.

Trading and Investing

Tax mentioned 64 times in earnings call as reforms dominate

The tax bill signed by President Trump in December has been a major topic of discussion on recent earning calls.

Trading and Investing

Assessing a firm’s credit default risk and supply chain impacts

How can portfolio and risk managers measure the risks of default and to evaluate the supply chain and completive impacts of a company's default?

Trading and Investing
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Fixed-income ETF flows show rate-risk appetite is fading

Global bond ETF flows indicate a sudden pullback in credit-risk appetite as investors pause to reassess markets in light of peak equity gauges and credit spreads at about the tightest in a decade.

Fixed Income

Historic Week of Sales Faces Municipal Bond Buyers, Sellers

Welcome to the biggest week of the year, perhaps to the biggest week of any year for some time to come.

Trading and Investing

So far, so good, as record muni volume met with open arms

As the Senate and House head to the finish line on Tax Reform, municipal issuers continue to rush to market amid uncertainty on future market access.

Research and Analysis

EU assesses corporate bond markets

The European Commission has recommended that industry groups representing the buy side, sell side and trading venues, including fintech firms, should issue guidance papers on good practices for electronic trading in corporate bond markets.

Fixed Income

As fundraising targets skyrocket, here’s how to find GPs with the most successful track record

It’s more important than ever for investors to keep an eye on the track record of PE managers and track which funds are most popular, who’s committing capital to back them and how well general partners have performed in the past.

Private Equity