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John Shay

Virtu Financial senior vice-president eyes move to the mainstream

April 1, 2016

Virtu Financial seems to have overcome the controversy surrounding high-frequency trading to achieve growing acceptance as an alternative market-maker at a time when bank dealers are shrinking. The company's senior vice-president, John Shay, explains its strategy.

Blockchain: less talk, more action

April 1, 2016

Last year saw the blockchain hype cycle reach its peak, and its disruptive influence on the global financial services industry continues to be the subject of much debate. But after a year of talking, how far has the industry progressed in turning potential into reality?

Is it API or die for banks?

March 1, 2016

Whether or not to fully embrace APIs... It is a bold question but one that many answer strongly in the affirmative. Joy Macknight investigates whether banks are truly ready to open up their applications to the world.

How to address the financial market liquidity challenge

October 26, 2015

Understanding the behaviour of different participants during a shock is an essential first step to improving the resilience of financial markets to sudden periods of illiquidity.

Bringing risks out of the shadows

Coming out of the shadows: regulating shadow banking

April 30, 2015

Increasingly confident that they have made the banking sector resilient to any future financial crisis similar to that of 2008, regulators are now turning their attention to shadow banking. But a very different approach may be necessary.

Amar Kuchinad

Electronifie looks to make all the right corporate bond connections

February 2, 2015

Electronifie's trading platform aims to address the problems of liquidity and a lack of transparency that the corporate bond market has grappled with. Jane Cooper talks to its chief executive.

MiFID Christmas present threatens bond market hangover

January 26, 2015

A sweeping overhaul to EU rules on bond market transparency could aggravate a liquidity shortage in secondary trading.

Sibos 2014

View from Sibos 2014

October 2, 2014

The Banker's editorial team report from Sibos 2014, where they talked to a range of experts about topics as diverse as regulation, competition and the evolution of new technologies.

Okan Pekin

New division builds on Citi's competitive streak

October 1, 2014

Citi launched a new division at the end of last year to combine prime finance, futures and clearing, custody, and fund services. Its global head, Okan Pekin, discusses why the change will put Citi ahead of its rivals and how it will enable the bank to win more business from hedge funds.

No trading please, we’re brokers

No trading please, we’re brokers

April 1, 2014

Brokers are outsourcing their dealing desks to other sell-side firms. Dan Barnes investigates what is left of a broker that does not trade.

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