Hugh is a specialist in STP, automation/efficiency and outsourcing, in post-trade, clearing/settlement and treasury/payments. Before joining Colt in 2011, he worked both inside Financial Services for banks and brokers and for service providers to the sector.
A recent article caught my attention on the topic of FX markets regulation, lately a hot-button issue here in Europe. As Christian Voigt rightly pointed out recently on Fidessa’s Regulation Matters blog: “Although it is widely accepted that MiFID II will implement new regulation on algorithmic and high-frequency trading, that doesn’t seem to have stopped the [...] Read more
Trading based on social media sentiment has become a trending topic itself – with recent news stories showing both the negative and the positive impact social media can have on a company’s share price. Last week billionaire investor Carl Icahn caused a rise in Apple’s stock price after sharing his opinion that the stock was undervalued [...] Read more
With the ability to support trading speeds up to 50% faster than fibre, you could be forgiven for thinking that microwave is the ultimate tool for high-frequency traders. But in the never ending hunt for competitive advantage, plans are being drawn up to squeeze even more advantage out of microwave technology. One provider has proposed a [...] Read more
The Olympics, Hurricane Sandy and even the continued unrest in the Middle East have kept business continuity and disaster recovery planning at the top of the business agenda this year. Business continuity planning involves preparing for problems so that you can deal with them in a way that avoids, or at least minimises, business disruption. While [...] Read more
The news that EU regulators plan to implement a Volcker Rule style regulation has been met with understandable resistance. Banks across Europe are arguing that any rule which aims to curb proprietary trading, specifically those trades facilitated by customer deposits, would impact on market liquidity and ultimately curtail GDP growth. Much like the now repealed Glass–Steagall [...] Read more