In The Media

  • Europe saw a record amount of block trading activity last week as restrictions on dark pool trading under MiFID II continue to drive large-in-scale (LIS) trading.

    Statistics from Fidessa show that for the week ending 12 October a new record was set for value traded in blocks on all venues in Europe of €8.1 billion, beating the previous record set in May of €7.3 billion.

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  • The Trade | September 11, 2018

    Over the past two years we have seen significant growth in the relative share of Market on Close (MOC) auctions around the globe. In some of the larger developed markets, the closing auctions can now account for as much as 20% of volume traded (1). The growing trend towards using the closing facilities, spurred by the continued growth of passively invested funds and the relatively low cost for liquidity at the close, leads to a number of important questions about how to best interact with this volume.

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  • When the first Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) was introduced in 2008, it was expected to usher in a new era for buy-side equity traders where the playing field was levelled, fees were drastically reduced and investors were the ultimate beneficiaries.
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    In reality, very little changed for buy-side traders.

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  • Bloomberg TV | July 06, 2018

    `Bloomberg Markets: Rules & Returns’ explores the implications and opportunities of the markets by drawing on Bloomberg’s own in-house editorial expertise and industry figures who are on the front lines.

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  • An eventful week in the stock market ended with a bang for trading desks as FTSE Russell reshuffled its equity benchmarks.

    If China-U.S. trade tensions and bank stress tests weren’t enough, Friday saw share volume explode at the close as managers traded in and out of stocks affected by the changes. For the broader Russell 3000 index, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc and Roku Inc. are among the additions, while Delphi Technologies Plc and Ensco Plc will be cut, according to data provided on the index provider’s website.

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