European, U.K. and U.S. asset managers no longer have the luxury of time to address the changes necessary to be MiFID II compliant with implementation less than a year away... 
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AI is now being utilized in finance, with applications related to fraud detection, credit scoring and robo-advising. To date, most of these are focused on retail rather than institutional applications, but this is rapidly changing...
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Institutional investors in 2016 increased budgets to fixed-income trading desks in preparation for shifts in the interest-rate environment, and continued to ramp up IT budgets to keep pace...

Have Emerging Markets Emerged?

Greenwich Report
February 2017 By: William Llamas
In Q4 of 2016, Greenwich Associates conducted 181 online interviews across North America, Europe and Asia to bring clarity to the commission rates firms pay for equity trades. The result is a truly comprehensive view across 77 MSCI-defined developed...
Global fixed-income electronic trading rose 1% on a volume-weighted basis in 2016 compared to the previous year, with 46% of investors trading at least some of their volume electronically. In 2016, Greenwich Associates interviewed 3,650 fixed-...

Trading the Auctions

Greenwich Report
February 2017 By: Richard Johnson
The exchange-operated opening and closing auctions or “crosses” are becoming an increasingly important part of the trading day...

Alternative Data for Alpha

Greenwich Report
January 2017 By: Kevin McPartland
The buy side today has access to data and information that would have been unheard of 20 years ago. Whereas in the past they relied primarily on research and information from their sell-side trading counterparties, today they have as much, if not...
Three global brokers are pulling away from the pack in the Asian equity research/advisory business—a break from historical patterns characterized by a more gradual slope among major competitors.
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