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No SEFs please, we’re bankers …

Despite the impending deadline, most firms are still not ready for the US SEF rules

Most banks are still not ready for the arrival of Swap Execution Facilities, the new category of trading venues created by the Dodd-Frank act in the US to handle OTC derivatives. Worse still, market participants are almost universally negative about SEFs, according to a new paper by research house GreySpark Partners.

Fragmentation drives OMS-EMS integration

Integrated OMS/EMS systems are more efficient, says GreySpark

Capital markets participants are increasingly turning to combined execution and order management systems that include tools for algorithmic and basket trading strategies in multiple asset classes, according to a new report by consultancy GreySpark Partners.