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Is There a Future for Active Management?

Reports of the death of active management are not just premature, they are altogether incorrect.  

Learn why active management will remain a viable and attractive business for the foreseeable future—despite the fact that investors’ increased appetite for passive investments appears to be secular rather than cyclical. 


It has been 7 years since Dodd-Frank was passed, and four years since clearing mandates took effect in the US, and clearing swaps for customers still falls short of the great business opportunity most FCMs had hoped for when Dodd-Frank first became...

2016 Market Structure Research Review

Greenwich Blog
December 19, 2016 By: Kevin McPartland

At Greenwich Associates we're lucky enough to have a client list that includes some of the smartest and most influencial firms and people in the industry. As such, taking a close look at what they were reading in 2016 provides great insight.

The market is more electronic than ever, but relationships still drive the vast majority of trading.  It is important to remember that “electronic trading” and “relationships” are not mutually exclusive.

Most banks have so far stayed well clear of cryptocurrencies, due to concerns around their public anonymous nature and their potential misuse in illegal activities. However, if compliance concerns can be satisfied, then they are open to exploring...

A Flash Crash, or Just Volatility?

Greenwich Blog
October 11, 2016 By: Kevin McPartland

I wish we could get away from calling every bout of extreme price volatility a flash crash. Markets crash and rebound - they always have. Today it can happen in a few minutes, back in the 80's it would take a few days. But the causes are often the...

What do Space-X and Virtu have in common?

Greenwich Blog
October 3, 2016 By: Kevin McPartland

NASA's bread and butter is sending rockets into space.  Bank trading desks similarly are the epicenter of bond trading.  Greenwich Associates research shows that in 2016 58% of US Treasury trading by institutional investors was...

Today, October 3rd, US equity markets will flip the switch on a pilot program that will change the way some 1,200 small cap stocks are traded. Unfortunately, the Tick Size Pilot Program as it is known will likely end up as a costly failure,...

Credit Trading, Disrupted

Greenwich Blog
September 1, 2016 By: Kevin McPartland

Fintech is disrupting credit trading in ways bond dealers likely never envisioned a decade ago. Greenwich Associates and Asset.TV recently discussed how the barriers to entry to starting new trading venues have come down thanks to cloud...

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