The Electronic Trading Landscape in 2018

Greenwich Report
February 2018 By: Richard Johnson
While the U.S. stock market roared last year, growing by around 20%, other aspects of the equities market were much more muted.
A surge in equity market valuations and a rebound in trading activity provided a major boost to Asia’s brokers in 2017.
After millions of hours and euros (and dollars) spent in preparation, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) has finally taken effect.

Top Market Structure Trends for 2018

Greenwich Report
January 2018 By: Kevin McPartland
2017 was politically strange, economically strong and eerily calm. President Trump attempted to govern the U.S. in ways never before seen and often hard to imagine. Britain seemed to second-guess their choice to leave the EU while carrying on...
Market making in U.S. equity markets has changed significantly in the last two decades.
Goldman Sachs leads the flow equity derivatives market in North America, and J.P. Morgan holds the No. 1 spot in Europe.

As MiFID II Looms, European Fears Subside

Greenwich Report
November 2017 By: William Llamas
The MiFID II directives will surely bring significant changes to the financial industry. With increased scrutiny and a brighter spotlight shining on established investment processes, every affected party will have to adapt—a daunting prospect.
Total notional volumes for retail structured products distributed by U.S. firms declined by approximately 10% (on a matched set of accounts) at nearly $45 billion annually.
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