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Citrix in 2023? Surely, a relic of the trading systems of the past?

In Blog by Abdullah Hiyatt

Last week, in a city café, opposite me, the Head of Trading from a well-regarded asset management firm. As our conversation flowed, he revealed an unexpected detail that their buy-side EMS trading front-end, is still humming on Citrix. “Citrix? Now that’s a name I haven’t heard in this context for a while, that was late 1990s and 2000s” I mused, …

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Best execution in fixed income trading -Rhetoric or reality?

In Blog by Abdullah Hiyatt

The obligation to achieve ‘Best Execution’ in the trading world is clear, but is this just a matter of rhetoric for many fixed income buy-side firms, or is it a tangible reality? As we dive into the specific challenges of executing trades in bonds and derivatives, we question whether the traditional methodologies stand up to scrutiny or if there’s a …

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Understanding SaaS and how to make the right choice

In Blog by Abdullah Hiyatt

At the heart of digital transformation lies Software as a Service, or SaaS. A term that, despite being ubiquitous, is often shrouded in mystery for many. Today, let’s lift the veil and explore how SaaS solutions are shaping the future of businesses. What is SaaS? As a model of software delivery, SaaS lets vendor hosted applications remotely and avail them …

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Is your EMS integration as simple as it could be?

In Blog by Abdullah Hiyatt

In the fast-paced world of electronic trading, an effective EMS plays a pivotal role in helping buy-side firms streamline their trading operations, make informed decisions, and swiftly respond to market changes. EMS integration, if done well can be the critical edge that transform a trading desk from being just another player in the competitive financial market to being a market …

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Do you use an EMS? Are you getting the most out of it? Key considerations for buy-side firms.

In Blog by Abdullah Hiyatt

There is a significant buzz about buy-side trading technology. A notable point is that nearly two-thirds of asset managers do not currently leverage an Execution Management System (EMS) for fixed income trading. But what about the limitations and challenges with a buy-side EMS? The buy-side has been long constrained by rigid, monolithic systems that are not only hard to innovate …

The TRADE: With the basics covered, it’s all about innovation in the EMS space

In Industry Insights by Philippe Miguet

I’d add that an EMS, a construct of equities order staging and routing, designed to support workflows required 20 years ago is not suited or fit for purpose to meet the gaps buy-side traders have or even to address the future trading landscape and demands. That is why THETA is launching Apollo – a purpose built digital multi-asset multi-channel trading …