The FX Global Code – Is it enough?
24 Sep 2018
The case for Real Time Trade Surveillance in accordance with the FX Global Code By Rich Kiel The FX Global Code, originally released in May 2017, is a set of global principles of good practice developed to provide a common set of guidelines to promote the integrity and effective functioning of the wholesale foreign
Current trends in eFX: Data and analytics are the next arms race
27 Jun 2018
Today’s foreign exchange market is very different from what it once was reflecting a reliance by market participants on new types of data and analytics in pre- and post-trade execution. The current trend in eFX: is increasing reliance on data and analytics.
Use Case: Cobalt integrates Kx technology with next generation FX post-trade processing network
13 Jun 2018
Kx’s high performance time-series database platform kdb+ was chosen by FX post-trade settlement fintech company Cobalt to use as its primary data store. In addition, Cobalt is using several components of Kx for Flow, a white-label FX ecosystem. Flow’s market-neutral trading platform has built-in connectivity across the FX market and contains a series of intuitive HTML5 dashboards (GUI’s), configuration options, and reports, which all can be built to order.
Kx technology integrated into innovative blockchain trade processing platform
8 May 2018
By James Corcoran Blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies, has widespread applications both within the financial industry and more broadly in other sectors. Kx technology is known for extremely fast processing of large volumes of real-time data, and has been widely adopted by financial services institutions to get an edge when it comes to analytics and
The Silver Lining for Financial Services from MiFiD II Compliance
8 Dec 2016
New market structural reform rules are disrupting how financial institutions are doing business -- in a good way. Traditionally banks’ compliance departments have had the luxury of churning out reports to satisfy the regulators, and then filing them away. Those days are gone. Greater amounts of data, on more types of products, now must be analyzed and reported upon more quickly. This is forcing all operational areas, from the back-office to the front office, to upgrade their technology stack in response to the new regulatory regime. In the process, they are discovering a silver lining.