In this issue: Fast forward
VOL 4 | EDITION 2 | 2017
The pace and scope of change in our industry continues to accelerate and expand to touch nearly every aspect of business. In this issue of Exchange we invite our readers to explore a Fast Forward world with insights on a range of topics about the road ahead, such as Google’s “big bets,” US equity trading trends, NAFTA, MiFID II, Know Your Customer, Modern Slavery and more.
Emotional conviction and big data can both drive decisive action … but which provides competitive edge? Dr. Julian Birkinshaw and David Craig discuss.
Countries are working to find answers for billions of individuals worldwide.
Thomson Reuters Labs analysed 25 years of commodities trade data to understand the scale, impact and utilization of NAFTA.
Google Chief Economist Hal Varian shares insights on the company’s success, biggest bets, big data, partnerships, and where the global economy is headed.
As financial institutions face regulatory growth around the world, firms struggle to find a strategic and harmonized process to comply with each regulation.
Though competitive pressure and market realities play a role in the service models that firms adopt and employ, trading customers still prefer high touch – for now.
Also in this issue
A new Thomson Reuters survey reveals the key issues as organizations prepare to meet the complex demands of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II).
Of all the new incoming regulations, few will have a greater impact on financial institutions' trading business that Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB).
In response to the increased regulations, industry participants continue to seek advances in technology to enhance and expedite compliance with KYC requirements.
Despite the introduction of national legislation to address the domestic and reputational implications of modern slavery in business, companies will need to also exercise more prudent judgement.
Thomson Reuters Eikon Auctions app brings sophistication, automation and transparency to FX auctions in emerging markets.
The successful platform should partner with best-of-breed technology providers to deliver workflow support, rather than seeking to deliver everything out of its own toolbox.
An industry-wide focus on best execution and Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) should lead to a more informed buy-side.
The structure of the FX market won't change overnight, but the implementation of the FX Global Code and MIFID II will drive a gradual evolution.