Coping With Big Data

Coping with Big Data: CSTA 2018 Recap This past August, at the 2018 annual Canadian Traders Securities Association, TickSmith was invited to speak with industry titans on the importance of using big data technologies as financial firms accumulate more and more data. The panel was moderated by Patrick Mcentyre, Managing Director, Electronic Trading & Services [...]

2018-11-02T12:11:19+00:00October 25th, 2018|Blog|

How to Implement Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technology in Capital Markets

By Jimmy Huang Machine learning and artificial intelligence are exciting buzzwords right now, used frequently and perhaps inattentively at times to describe a sort of nebulous innovation that an organization is exploring. Often it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of modern trends and keywords rather than the applicability [...]

2018-10-15T15:27:30+00:00September 25th, 2018|Blog|

JWG RegTech 2018 Conference Recap

By Emilie Katavic We exhibited at the JWG 2018 RegTech conference last week. The audience included more than 200 senior-level attendees from top-tier banks and buy-side firms. All these executives came to the conference to learn more on how they can meet regulatory compliance and wanted more information on where to focus their [...]

2018-03-19T17:05:07+00:00March 19th, 2018|Blog|

Build vs. Buy: When it becomes obvious

By Emilie Katavic We’ve all heard it. It’s the age old ‘build vs. buy’ software debate. You (assuming you are a financial institution or a market maker) have a great challenge of deciding whether you should save money with a ready-to-go solution or invest in a costly and time-consuming yet customizable option. You [...]

2018-01-17T14:50:24+00:00January 17th, 2018|Blog|

2017 Canada FinTech Forum Recap

By Emilie Katavic We had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the 2017 Canada FinTech Forum. The conference is held annually by Finance Montreal and if you were not sure about attending or could not make it this year, we’ve got you covered!  It was a success and their biggest conference yet [...]

2017-10-20T17:11:01+00:00October 19th, 2017|Blog|

Make Shared Data the Cornerstone of your Architecture for FRTB

By Emilie Katavic & David Côté Calling all trading firms and banks... we’re here to help! As the Fundamental review of the trading book (FRTB) implementation deadline is drawing closer (December 31, 2019 to be exact), it is important for banks to understand what technological and business strategies they need to change in [...]

2018-04-10T11:51:44+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Transaction Cost Analysis: A TickSmith Breakdown

By Jimmy Huang For professional traders a surefire way to increase profitability is to decrease transaction costs. Management expense ratios or commission fees are examples of important explicit costs to take into account. These costs are fixed and involve relatively straightforward numbers. The difficulty lies in mitigating the implicit market impact and timing [...]

2018-04-10T11:09:43+00:00August 11th, 2017|Blog|