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Buy Side Using Tech to Extend Reach: Greenwich

Despite fears that electronic trading will eliminate jobs on buy side trading desks, recent investments in technology have not come at the expense of traders, according to a new report by Greenwich Associates. Rather, buy side institutions are using enhanced, integrated technology platforms to expand the reach of their human traders. The average number of […]

COVID Exposes Compliance Issues, Drive Spending on Surveillance Tech

Spending on trade surveillance technology has been increasing at an impressive rate and could exceed previous growth expectations as firms address weaknesses in compliance infrastructure exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by Greenwich Associates. Over the last decade, the trade surveillance technology market grew at a rate of 13% to 14% per […]

Corporate FX Hedging: Do Treasurers Have the Tools They Need

In this article, commissioned by Bloomberg, Ken Monahan, senior analyst, market structure and technology at Greenwich Associates, takes a look at the tools available to corporate treasurers when hedging their FX risks and asks, ‘do they have the tools they need?’ Corporations are among the most important customers of FX trading desks. Given that trade […]

COVID-19 Global Impact on Swaps Market Liquidity

Liquidity in the swaps market came under pressure as the COVID-19 crisis spread globally in late February into early March, then rebounded after governments and central banks intervened. To understand the nature of the crisis and the consequences of the official sector interventions, Greenwich Associates, in conjunction with ISDA, interviewed 172 buy- and sell-side swaps […]

Corporates Slow to Adopt Sophisticated FX Hedging: Greenwich

A surprisingly small number of the world’s largest companies employ sophisticated techniques designed to assess and manage their foreign exchange risk, according to a survey by Greenwich Associates. Companies use FX markets to hedge currency risks in the course of their businesses, however, Greenwich says, relative to banks and financials, their FX needs and strategies […]

Digital Assets Gain Favour Amongst Institutional Investors

In a survey released today by Fidelity Digital Assets, institutional investors are increasingly showing interest in digital assets, with almost 80% of the nearly 800 investors polled “finding something appealing” about the asset class. In the survey of 774 institutional investors across the US (393) and Europe (381), 36% of respondents say they are currently […]

Few Surprises Amongst Annual Greenwich Global FX Leaders

The massive spike in volatility due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a nearly unprecedented climb in the value of the dollar has left market participants scrambling for cover, notes Greenwich Associates in its 2020 Greenwich Leaders report. As they move to respond, large financial institutions are likely to turn first to dealers among the 2020 […]

Citi Top as Greenwich Sees Sell Side Investments Paying Off

Fixed-income dealers’ response to long-term challenges facing the industry could be working to the advantage of global investors, according to Greenwich Associates’ research. The firm says that as most banks around the globe face pressure to increase profitability, they are increasingly competing among a small set of dealers, new liquidity providers and, to some extent, […]

Crisil Buys Greenwich Associates

S&P Global-owned analytics company Crisil has bought market infrastructure research and strategy firm Greenwich Associates, the terms of the deal were not disclosed. Crisil says the acquisition will complement its existing portfolio of products and expand offerings to new segments across financial services including commercial banks and asset and wealth managers. It adds it will […]

Greenwich Claims 25% Increase in FX Algo Trading

A new report from Greenwich Associates claims that the adoption of algos by FX market participants has increased by 25% year-on-year. “As FX market participants adopt sophisticated pre- and post-trade analytics enhanced by artificial intelligence and machine learning, the potential benefits of algo trading are becoming clear, and hedge funds and real money accounts are […]