BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Societe Generale are among the latest clients to join Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan in selecting Tradeweb’s Approved Publication Arrangement (APA) service.
Technology & software solutions
MiFID II aims to increase the accountability and transparency of the financial services industry and represents the latest in a long line of regulatory developments since the '08 global financial crash.
Colt Technologies is a private telecoms company owned by Fidelity. It delivers secure, on-demand services designed to meet the stringent requirements and speed of the financial markets. Among the more than 400 capital markets firms it supports worldwide includes 18 of the 25 largest global banks and 13 European central banks. With both sell-side and buy-side firms looking for reliable access to market data under MiFID II, having the requisite market infrastructure in place is a potentially daunting task.
Winterflood Business Services (WBS), has launched its fractional share dealing service, designed to trade and hold ETFs to four decimal places.
The firm writes that this service enables online investment services, robo-advisers, platforms, discretionary fund managers and financial advisers to fully invest into ETFs and ensure these instruments can be used effectively through model portfolios of all sizes.
WisdomTree Investments, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) and exchange-traded product (ETP) sponsor and asset manager, is teaming up with digital wealth management platform AdvisorEngine to provide adviser growth solutions through AdvisorEngine’s acquisition of Kredible Technologies, a technology-enabled, research-driven practice management firm designed to help advisers acquire new clients.
To investigate the extent to which technology is disrupting the financial services sector, KPMG recently partnered with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the Managed Funds Association (MFA) to determine how managers are responding.
Source has launched Europe’s first UCITS ETF focused solely on financial technology (fintech) companies. The company writes that fintech is one of the biggest growth stories of the century so far but, until now, there hasn’t been an easy way to get broad exposure.
ifund and fundinfo have launched Digital-Advisor, a cloud-based system for fund selection.
Euronext has selected Strategic Insight’s LiquidMetrix as the best execution analytics platform for its equity, ETF and derivatives products.
Third Financial Software has enjoyed another record year of growth, reports chief executive Stewart Foster, (pictured) and has almost doubled in size. Founded in 2008, Third Financial has gone from simple software to offering a software platform business and is now looking at the direct to consumer market.