In The Media

  • Investor's Business Daily | April 29, 2016

    After crawling ahead at just a 0.5% annual pace in the first quarter, the slowest in two years, the American economy is due for a bounce — but how high?

    The jury is out whether the economy has simply hit another speed bump or is facing a more fundamental slowdown, but some details in Thursday’s Commerce Department report point to the latter.

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  • Financial News | April 26, 2016

    When asked to name a financial technology company, ITG might not be the first institution that comes to mind. But that is how the agency brokerage’s recently installed chief executive wants the firm to be known. In fact, Frank Troise believes ITG was a financial technology company long before the term came into vogue.

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  • The Canadian market has long been compared to a game of Lego played by a group of 9-year-old boys: It’s all about the blocks, and the big guys dominate. But the past few years have seen a continued decline in the relative market share of block trading, and recent structure changes have greatly altered the nature of downstairs markets. ITG offers an updated look at the evolving nature of Canadian equity trading.

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  • With the ink barely dry on the MiFID II Delegated Acts, Aoife Carey of equities broker ITG explains the administrative headache now facing fund managers when paying for research. When it comes to the regulation of European financial markets, always expect the unexpected. A matter of weeks after the long awaited MiFID II implementation date was confirmed, market participants received the news of the Delegated Acts last Thursday – which outline how fund managers should pay for research.

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  • TABB Forum | April 04, 2016

    Transaction cost analytics often are used to gain an understanding of best execution in the foreign exchange market, but what data is critical for effective TCA? To understand their execution quality, says Jim Cochrane, managing director, analytics, ITG, firms need a complete picture of the bid-offer at the time of execution, which requires a host of data inputs into the possible execution venues. Speaking with Terry Roche, TABB Group’s principal and head of fintech research, Cochrane discusses the changing sell side-buy/buy-side relationship as the banks move to an agency model; the spread compression that has resulted from banks providing access to market data to their clients that previously wasn’t available; the tools the buy side needs to ingest, analyze and act on the newly transparent data; the importance of accurate time stamps; and how firms can use all of this new insight to improve performance.

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