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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 each stock across all venues, we can see how a share […]

Uncovering a True Picture of Systematic Internaliser Liquidity

By Mark Montgomery, Strategy & Business Development, big xyt

When navigating through the complexities of European equity liquidity, one could be forgiven for wondering whether, for many market participants, the changes in regulation brought about since January 2018 through MiFID II have been a help or a hindrance. MiFID II was designed to introduce more transparency. But have aspects of it […]

Maximising double volume cap data

By Mark Montgomery, Strategy & Business Development, big xyt

The introduction of the double volume cap (DVC) mechanism as part of MiFIR has heralded a new era in European equity trading, limiting for the first time the universe of securities that can be traded on dark pools. Nearly eight months on from the first DVC suspensions, we can begin to assess […]

Identifying outliers in equity trading – why it matters

By Mark Montgomery, Strategy & Business Development, big xyt

Enormous volumes of data might be the lifeblood of quantitative analytics, but for the typical trader, dealing with data in any asset class can be complex, costly and daunting. With the explosion of data in recent years and the continuing appearance of new data sources, the challenge for practitioners is growing all […]

Boom in tick-data-as-a-service

By Robin Mess, CEO, big xyt

The rise of quantitative analysis is mirrored by a rise in demand for its fuel – data. With one feeding the other, investment firms and banks are increasingly reliant upon products and services that can be tested and proven in a way that for many markets was impossible ten years ago. As a result, the […]

Winning business by navigating through the new liquidity landscape

By Robin Mess, CEO, big xyt

MiFID II offers a fresh start for business relationships in capital markets. By reframing the way in which dealers and trading venues seek to manage and match client trades it is implicitly changing where buy-side firms choose to route and execute their orders.

A new framework

The new directive, and its sister regulation MiFIR, have established a […]