Now in its 14th year, The Financial News Awards recognise excellence in trading and technology across the UK and EMEA financial services sector. Entries come from financial services institutions and technology suppliers who are paving the way in financial markets. We have been recognised for our MSX® platform, which we launched to enable financial institutions to better analyse their data, business models and client-trading behaviour in order to improve market share and profitability.
The creation and ongoing development of MSX® has proven to be particularly timely; as banks and other financial institutions continue to face strong headwinds in FICC markets such as spiralling operational costs, mounting regulatory requirements and an ever changing technology landscape. As result, a growing number of market participants are turning to new digital technology to develop a competitive advantage.
Over the last 12 months, we have integrated predictive analytics on the MSX® platform, enabling institutions to more accurately determine future market activity based on sophisticated algorithms. This enables users to pre-empt market developments rather than simply react to them. For example, MSX® evaluates the likelihood of a client defecting based on historical trading patterns, enabling banks to pursue a proactive rather than reactive strategy to ensure client retention and growth. We have also recently expanded our services from fixed income to include currencies and ETF coverage, enabling a user to analyse trade flow across multiple markets simultaneously.
The Financial News Awards judging panel will announce the winner at a gala dinner on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 at the V&A Museum, London.