Author - Robin

x Days of Isolation – Day 03: Swiss Watch

by Mark Montgomery, big xyt Day 3 – Swiss Watch The chart today shows the changing market share of European Equity trading venues during 2020.The highlighted line is the focus of the following observations. Last Summer when Swiss non equivalence was announced, overnight competition from MTFs was outlawed and the SIX...

Read more...

x Days of Isolation – Day 02: Mind the Gap

by Richard Hills, big xyt Day 2 – Mind the Gap: Close to Open price movements SUMMARY In this article, we look at the difference in price between two major benchmarks, the Previous Close and the Open – the ‘overnight gap’.  The equities market is only open for around 8 hours a...

Read more...

big xyt announce executive team strategic hire

Richard Hills joins as Head of Client Engagement London, Frankfurt 24th March 2020 – big xyt, the independent provider of market data analytics, is pleased to announce Richard Hills has joined their executive team as Head of Client Engagement. Working alongside Mark Montgomery, Head of Strategy and Business Development, Richard’s appointment will...

Read more...

x Days of Isolation – Day 01: The Orderbook Strikes Back

by Mark Montgomery, big xyt Introduction During these unprecedented times we do not underestimate the professional and personal challenges that everyone is facing. There are far more important things to be doing in the community than looking at a screen.  However, data and data analytics is playing a critical part in providing...

Read more...

Kepler Cheuvreux implements big xyt analytics

Combining TCA and sophisticated quantitative modelling Frankfurt, London, 27th February 2020 – big xyt, the independent provider of market data analytics, is pleased to announce that Kepler Cheuvreux, a leading independent European financial services firm specialising in research, execution services and advisory services, is implementing their award-winning Execution Analytics including...

Read more...

Our favorite Stories from 2019

Sharing a few of OUR FAVORITE STORIES FROM 2019 with you! As we set forth into a new decade with 20:20 vision, we thought it would be appropriate to share some memories and developments from an award winning year for big-xyt in 2019. Most, if not all of these enhancements germinate...

Read more...

12 Days of Trading – Day 2 of 12: Alternative Closing Mechanisms

MiFID I opened the door to exchange competition in Europe. Whilst the central limit order books of the exchanges have seen their monopolies challenged, one area has remained the domain of the primary exchanges. However, with increasing focus on closing auctions driven by passive investing and ETFs, it is...

Read more...

12 Days of Trading – Day 1 of 12: Impact on Liquidity for the LSE Stock

Liquidity on lit order books is driven by pre-trade transparency. Therefore, tighter spreads or deeper visible liquidity can lead to market share growth on one venue at the expense of another. Alternative mechanisms also play their part in particular circumstances. Take the example here where major news on two occasions throughout the year caused...

Read more...

How price movement measures can inform execution decisions

By Mark Montgomery, Strategy & Business Development, big xyt For participants in the European equities markets, the use of smart measures around price movements before and after each trade can help to better inform execution decisions, and therefore optimise and improve execution quality. By capturing every tick in the market for...

Read more...

Leading financial institution switches TCA provision to big xyt, enables development of next generation execution analysis

Case Study The Client One of largest financial companies and a major provider of institutional banking, investment management and broker services. Long-standing experience of trading electronically in European equities, offering a market-leading suite of algo execution and analysis tools to its clients. The Challenge Although the client was already using a white-labelled transaction...

Read more...