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Data: From Big Chaotic to Smart Profitable

Matt Hodgson, CEO & Founder at Mosaic Smart Data discusses how FICC businesses armed with smart data are enabled to make the very best possible use of their data to derive more profitable business gains.

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MIFID II Fuels buy-Side Demand and Need for TCA

Institutional investors are pushing systems past compliance and into the search for alpha.

Buy-Side Frustrated With Fixed Income TCA

More than half of asset managers have seen no improvements in transaction cost analysis in fixed income despite more data being reported under MiFID II.

IHS Markit Grows OTC Derivatives Best Ex Valuation Services

Enhancement strengthens multi-asset coverage for transaction cost analysis.

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Structural Changes in Canada

More change is coming to the equity trading markets of the Great White North.

Omega ATS's New Lynx Venue Opens for Business

Canada's Omega ATS has opened its second trading venue in the Great White North -Lynx ATS. After receiving final approval and making all the tweaks and getting its trading technology in order, the new venue is officially open for business.

PDQ Opens New Institutional Desk

PDQ ATS is looking to get into the institutional trading business and has started an institutional equities group to get the buyside's business and its bigger trades. And it has hired two new ex-exchange pros to help get the new venture going.

The Dark Pool Rises

The dark markets have become so efficient that the costs of execution and market impact are lower than at the display markets, where take fees are highest and market impact is most significant.

Dark Pool Trade Size Down

Traders believe dark pools have entered a "mature phase" and use them to avoid "toxic liquidity" from high-frequency trading firms, but the size of trades in those pools is getting smaller. These are among a few findings from a new report published by market research firm Celent.

Fragmentation Stirs Ire

Industry professionals took the opportunity to gripe about the proliferation of stock exchanges at this year's Security Industry and Financial Markets Association market structure conference.