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Financial News has presented its 13th annual list of women making their mark on the financial services industry in Europe. Vicky Sanders, Head of Investment Analytics Sales and Co-Founder of RSRCHXchange was named on the 100-strong list, which recognizes women who are influences within their company or industry, with the capacity to shape their business over the next year.
As Sibos 2019 approaches, leaders in technology and asset servicing talk to Funds Europe about the issues likely to be discussed at the conference in London. Tom Doris, Chief Data Scientist at Liquidnet, says when it comes to improvements in trade analytics, AI can help track the relationships between points of evidence, hypothesis testing, and speeding up the data analysis cycle.
Brummell has released its annual ‘Inspirational Women in the City’ listing, celebrating 30 women who are exceptional leaders in their respective fields. Rebecca Healey, Global Head of Market Structure at Liquidnet, and Vicky Sanders, Co-CEO of RSRCHXchange, both made the list. Brummell said that each woman on the list is an example of how determination and drive are at the core of business success.
Seth Merrin, CEO of Liquidnet, talks to Financial News about the growing uncertainties within the trading industry. Low interest rates and geopolitical concerns have increased pressure on big banks, with severe margin compression for both buy-side and sell-side institutions. However, Liquidnet has gained market share since the introduction of MiFID II.
The Evening Standard considers how much life in the City would change if shorter trading hours were implemented. Rebecca Healey, Head of Market Structure + Strategy, EMEA, at Liquidnet, comments on how work hours in the City have evolved, and how shortening them could concentrate liquidity, reducing overall costs.
TechTarget discusses the rise of automated machine learning, and which of these various platforms can help businesses improve. Evan Schnidman, CEO of Prattle, says that enterprises are looking to augment data scientists’ work through streamlined autoML platforms.
Despite a slowdown in Europe's equity markets in July, dark trading has reached its highest level under MiFID II, accounting for 9.6% of all on-exchange activity. Liquidnet enjoyed a particularly strong month, with total notional daily volumes of €454m, its third-highest total since January 2017.
The WSJ discusses the uncertainty surrounding a possible recession, and whether the trade war’s role will be more significant than the Fed’s. Prattle, in analyzing earnings calls over the last year, found that trade was mentioned 2.6 times more than the Fed or interest rates.
Adam Sussman tells Traders Magazine that there are enormous benefits to AI when used properly, despite the fact that only 10% of Portfolio Managers are using it in the investment process
Liquidnet's Natasha Shamis, Global Head of Product, winner of the 'Rising Star' award at the '2017 Women in Finance Awards', sits down with Markets Media to talk about her background, her current projects, and women in finance in general.
FlexTrade discusses the uncertainty asset managers in the US are facing around competing with global firms that adopt MiFID II rules. Sandra Delmore, Global Head of Commission Management at Liquidnet, says that unbundling may affect the ability of smaller firms to compete against larger asset managers.
Markets Media breaks down a Liquidnet report, which details that although most asset managers are using both structured and unstructured data, fewer than half are seeing any impact from AI on their investment processes. Liquidnet talked to 42 industry participants to discuss how they are changing their approach to data and technology.
The FT reports on EU market regulations, which have restricted Wall Street firms from trading freely across Europe, forcing fund managers to turn to specialist trading platforms like Liquidnet. Dan Mathews, Co-Founder of data company BestExHub, says it’s notable that firms like Liquidnet are being mentioned more than traditional brokers.
The Wall Street Journal discusses trade-data aggregator Algomi’s new feature to allow clients to trade directly on Liquidnet’s platform. Constantinos Antoniades, Global Head of Fixed Income at Liquidnet, say that speeding up logistics will give traders more time to develop trading ideas.
The Trade reports on Liquidnet’s recent acquisition of NLP leader Prattle, whose analytics predict the market impact of publicly available content and inform trading strategies. Brian Conroy, President of Liquidnet, says that Prattle will help asset managers discover insight from the vast amount of unstructured data in the capital market space.
Waters Technology reports on Liquidnet’s plans to build out a platform which will use AI to adapt to individual users and thereby predict recommend actions and trading preferences, similar to the model used by streaming services.
Seth Merrin, CEO of Liquidnet, discusses how fund firms overlook the value-creating qualities of the trading desk, concluding that in this competitive world, no form of potential alpha generation should be overlooked.
The FT reports on Liquidnet’s acquisition of RSRCHXchange, an investment research distribution platform, which will allow Liquidnet to provide a new level of research and analytics to the investment process. Brian Conroy, President of Liquidnet, says the purchase reflects the growing role of technology in investment research.
Banks are trying to help facilitate direct electronic trading with their clients, forgoing the need for electronic marketplaces. Constantinos Antoniades, Global Head of Fixed Income at Liquidnet, discusses the extent of the threat to electronic marketplaces.
The FT debates the initial reception of MiFID II, using research provided by Liquidnet’s Rebecca Healey, Head of Market Structure & Strategy, EMEA, and discusses how, more than a year on from implementation, calls to amend it are growing louder.