Repost – Exchange Traded Derivatives in an Automated World

A repost from the Blog The Bull Run. Worth the read, especially this paragraph:

The potential benefits of outsourcing middle and back-office functions to assist in the ETD trading process have been well documented over the years. However, the financial crisis and changing regulations that are still being discussed have forced financial services firms to reassess their operations and outsourcing plans. It is no longer just about cost savings and flexibility, but also about complying with regulations and improving competitive positions in difficult business conditions. Those that adopt new, more sophisticated and automated solutions can differentiate their offering from their competitors.”

Exchange Traded Derivatives in an Automated World.

via Exchange Traded Derivatives in an Automated World.

Data Analytics as edge: Part 1

The subject of Data Analysis is becoming increasingly important. Not least for Economics, Management and Investment issues.

Here at the Edge we will strive to stay up to all incoming news, innovations, issues and developments in this area.

The link below refers to a three part introduction to Data Analytics. The main emphasis is on Statistical Computing, the learning of languages and computing packages such as R and RStudio. It is promising and in the spirit of open access and collaboration.

We will certainly come back….

via Data Analytics for Beginners: Part 1.

The Alpha Interface Blog

Recently I stumble upon, do not confuse here with a social media site, with this blog from a LinkedIn Financial Engineering Group member of which I’ve got the privilege to be a member and was impressed. Jeff Mishlove is a PhD in Finance and Financial Engineering and is an advocate of a Scientific approach to Investing and trading.  It is quite interesting the Blog that presents us with Jeff’s books on the subject called The Alpha Interface.

We can also find books and references to other authors in these fields like David Aronson and his Evidence-based Technical Analysis and a very promising subject for the future of Scientific and Technological based Investing and trading like Machine Learning for Algorithmic Trading of Financial Instruments.

The Blog is filled with posts featuring videos (the one below from the blog) with Jeff explaining the concepts that structure The Alpha Interface, and talking with David Aronson and contributors.

A terrific contribution to the world of Algorithmic Trading which certainly will please all the enthusiasts as well as providing an opportunity to learning, comment and feedback with the experts and experienced.

http://www.alphainterface.com/2013/09/28/scientific-approaches-to-building-trading-strategies-part-1-of-4-3/

Single-Dealer Platforms evolve and remain relevant

Excellent blog on trading platforms, dealing in the markets and the modern era of Digital Investment Management!

SingleDealerPlatforms.Org

The evolving global regulatory landscape is fundamentally changing how banks operate, the returns available, the business lines and markets in which they can effectively compete, and the way in which they interact with and service their clients via their Single-Dealer Platforms.

For example, under Dodd Frank, standardised swaps trading with clients will migrate from OTC bilateral trading, over to regulated venues such as SEFs. This will see the value proposition and revenue generated for banks likewise shift from a

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