Traders have adapted to the MiFID II regulations and are navigating the new European equity trading landscape but there have also been some downsides.
This report takes a look at the recent trends in global electronic execution, including shifting attitudes brought about by MiFID II, the uptake of algo wheels and the use of AI technology.
In every industry, data analysis is becoming a key competitive differentiator. Online retailers track users and clicks, shipping companies optimize logistics and in finance, just about every piece of information has a data value assigned to it.
Competition among order and execution management systems providers has always been fierce. In 2018, the buy side spent $1.4 billion on OMS and EMS, and nevertheless, competition is about to get even tougher.
By mining our historical data on dealer-client relationships, Greenwich Associates found that they are becoming significantly less stable over time and that the relative stability advantage held by the bulge-bracket firms is eroding. 
The average buy-side trading budget grew 8% year-over-year, to $2.73 million.
Greenwich Associates takes the temperature of the marketplace regarding important equity market structure regulatory developments including unlisted trading privileges, the Consolidated Audit Trail and the Transaction Fee Pilot.
Although a tumultuous 2018 ended up being an overall positive year for most leading Asian equity brokers, the industry enters 2019 facing profound questions about how changes in regulations and market structure will affect...
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