Category: Algomi

Algomi news – the effect of regulation on the market

The arguments in favour of regulation of the financial market all revolve around safety and creating a fairer environment for everyone to work in. Making sure everyone adheres to the same rules goes some way to levelling the playing field. Those who argue against stricter rules cite the rising costs of compliance, increased illiquidity in the market as companies narrow their portfolios to less risky options, and difficulties concerning leakage of key information as a result of more detailed reporting requirements.

In order to survive, the market must be able to encompass greater regulation as well as the new challenges that this presents. Fortunately, once the solution to a problem becomes a highly prized commodity, the natural behaviour of a healthy business environment is adaptation. The first companies to provide ways to surmount current problems will be the most successful and this motivation drives innovation.

Algomi news – a good example

A good example of the above is the way that Algomi’s software solutions help users to be compliant with Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID ii) – the EU legislation that regulates firms who provide services to clients linked to ‘financial instruments’. At the same time, Algomi provides them with a higher standard of data for trading.

Regulation often requires transparency so that the journey of any trade can be traced from its genesis to the final transaction. A program like Synchronicity from Algomi shows the initial investigations and the ongoing trail up through to the eventual sale. All of this can be presented for compliance purposes. However, while the trader is in the initial stages of exploration, confidentiality is maintained. The overall result is an ingenious adaptation to increased regulation.

Algomi news – will deregulation help?

While the conversation about regulation and illiquidity in the market has been long, there does not seem to be an increase in the volume of players calling for deregulation. This is probably because the market has already adapted and shown that it can do so. This includes development of financial technology, diversity, and a shift in focus. Changing the landscape again now could mean as much disruption as that caused by the original regulations.

People power – the greatest asset in the bond trading market

How many tasks does the average trader complete in a day? How many of those can be automated to save time? The answers to these questions vary from company to company but it’s safe enough to say ‘a lot’ in each case. This is where up and coming software solutions come in, such as Honeycomb from Algomi. News can be alarmist and some reports have suggested that technology intends to replace the human factor in trading.

From the point of view of Algomi, news like this fundamentally misunderstands the intention of the products they are bringing to the marketplace. The more tasks that are automated and the more data crunching that goes on using their specialised algorithms, the greater the liquidity in the market, sure, but there are other benefits. If much of the generic grunt work is taken up by programs like Honeycomb, traders are free to become even more specialised and devote their energy to innovative manipulation of the higher level of data perception that Algomi products provide. That’s on top of saving time – another valuable and underestimated asset that all companies could use more of.

A computer program is supportive but it cannot accurately conceive of all the nuances of risk involved in a trade. It can only track patterns that have already been conceived of because it needs to be programmed in advance to do so. A trader has the necessary creativity to find new avenues and opportunities. This power is the driving force of the future.

Where does Fintech Web News come in?

Another fuel for the creativity of traders is information. Of course, the mainstay of this is figures but the landscape is made up of more than this. Knowing what is going on in the financial world is empowering for traders and adds that extra dimension.

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