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NEW YORK – February 27, 2017 – Today, InvestOps and SimCorp released their findings from the 2017 benchmarking report, titled – “Optimizing Front to Back Office Investment Operations.” The report explores the compression of the front, middle, and back office and how this is redefining data and investment management systems.


This new report is based on a survey of 100 Heads of Investment Operations based in North America. The research prioritized buy side firms, including asset management firms,

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by Kiki Pentheroudaki 

We have discussed the historic development of automated trading and how regulators are pushing high-frequency traders to become market makers. We now want to look at further ways to regulate automated trading under MiFID II.

The impact of high frequency trading (HFT) flow on markets will also see continued attention from market participants and regulators alike. In 2012, significant regulatory attention focused on HFT, such as provisions in the European Parliament's version

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MiFID II – Trade Automation, Part 1

by Kiki Pentheroudaki

MiFID II is intended to regulate the use of automated trading to ensure a level-playing field for all market participants. In a two-part overview we will provide you with insight into how regulators are thinking. Part one focuses on the history of automated trading and MiFID’s proposals around market-making for high-frequency traders.

Automated or algorithmic trading is used by a wide range of market participants. Profits from high-speed trading in American stocks were ca. $1

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MiFID II is coming – are you prepared?

After EMIR, Basel III and Dodd Frank, MiFID II is now on the horizon. Are you keeping up with the latest regulatory developments in the market?

Alarmed by the impact of the latest financial crisis, regulators globally have released a set of new regulations. While most financial institutions are already working diligently on the implementation of EMIR, Basel III and Dodd Frank, the change in the EU Council presidency to Ireland and the current consultations around MiFID II give further incentives

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Despite the current economic turmoil, we have recently witnessed a frenetic race for ultra low latency, privileging speed over costs. But now the reality of these decisions is catching up and trading institutions are finding that the fastest is not always the strongest – much like the hare and the tortoise.

Being lean and controlling costs is a new priority for banks, focusing on their core business. We are seeing major changes in strategy, with organisations moving away from the extremely risky

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