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Seize the day!

Following on to my previous post, “Solutions to Our Problems are Rooted in Our Past”, where I drilled down into a specific business case on how Server-interop solutions provide an opportunity to solve the fundamental underlying issue of the traditional siloed technology.
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Looks like it isn’t a case of all-to-all or nothing just yet.

As I travelled into London this morning to look for new office space with Peter Holmgren, I came across a recent post from Tradeweb providing their latest insights on the uptake of all-to-all trading.
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The Solutions to Our Problems are Rooted in Our Past

Today businesses need to operate across these silos to meet client demand for more sophisticated, cross-asset trading solutions.
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Continued Growth of Electronic Corporate Bond Trading

The growth in Corporate Bond Electronic Trading continues...
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Electronification pushes the need for more flexible systems

On my way into one of my first face to face client meetings in a very long time, I read through an interesting report in The Trade (US outpaces Europe in electronic bond trading growth, report finds (thetradenews.com).
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All-to-all’s well that ends well?

There are clearly differing views regarding the emergence of all-to-all trading...
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The importance of our Partner Community

I’m five weeks into my new role at valantic FSA and it’s clear that regular interaction with our partner community is key.
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Adoption of repo Electronic Trading Workflows continues at pace…

Adoption of repo electronic trading workflows continues at pace with Tradeweb seeing a 53% increase in year on year average daily volumes traded in repo
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valantic FSA strengthens its international expansion

Andy Browning joins as Head of Electronic Trading as valantic FSA accelerates the roll out of its next generation Electronic Workflow solutions for the Electronic Trading Community.
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Low Code and Post Trade. Driving Efficiency in Post Trade Operations.

Adopting electronic trading in fixed-income has accelerated as firms see the advantages of workflow automation, not only in improving their own efficiency but in the quality of their client services as well.
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Partnership between Overbond and valantic FSA

Overbond and valantic FSA partner to integrate Overbond’s pricing and liquidity scoring technology with valantic FSA’s eFICC trading solutions
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Change Is Never Easy, but Legacy Thinking Can Be as Much of a Problem as the Systems Themselves

One of the reasons there is so much legacy tech in our industry is down to a general fear that the new platform will either not deliver as expected or break a bunch of other systems.
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Enter The Matrix

One of the comments to my previous post was "how could we offer better prediction systems to allow traders to see possible outcomes before they happen". True, we may not be able to predict outcomes with 100% accuracy, but we are already close.
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Real-Time Data, Real-Time Monitoring, and a Real-Time Alarms

I got some great feedback from my last blog post on the potential for augmented reality in trading – thanks everyone for all the DMs. It did get me thinking a bit more about the data angle, and I came across a great quote from a book I am reading by John Rossman, Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader.
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Seeing Data in New Ways

One of the big ideas that wouldn’t leave me alone over Xmas was how, as an industry, we could turn the ocean of data into something even more visual and interactive which genuinely engages the playful, creative sides of our brains?
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“Vorsprung Durch Technik” – Progress Through Technology

According to the OECD, in December 2019, the global outstanding amount of non-financial corporate bonds reached USD 13.5 trillion.
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Why Fixed Income Trading Is and Isn’t Like Equities Trading

One of the reasons there is so much legacy tech in our industry is down to a general fear that the new platform will either not deliver as expected or break a bunch of other systems.
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