OpenMarkets announces agreement with Agility Applications to support growth agenda

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Digital trading platform OpenMarkets has announced an agreement with Agility Applications (Agility) to provide a suite of technology solutions and services centred around comprehensive data management infrastructure, APIs and middleware. Agility, which is part of the HUB24 group, provides a broad range of market-leading data integration, technology solutions and delivery services to brokers and wealth […]

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OpenMarkets appoints Chief Technology Officer

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Australia’s most connected digital stockbroker OpenMarkets has announced the appointment of Dr Robert Lang to the new role of Chief Technology Officer, bolstering its strong IT team. Dr Lang – who was CEO of Auggd, a leading provider of augmented and virtual reality platforms and solutions before taking this role – brings impressive credentials to […]

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OpenMarkets adopts Bloomberg EMSX for Global Equity Liquidity and Execution Services

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Digital brokerage platform OpenMarkets has taken a crucial step to open up its platform to overseas investors after integrating with Bloomberg’s global multi-asset trading platform, Execution Management System (EMSX). The agreement with Bloomberg, announced yesterday by OpenMarkets Chief Executive Officer Mr Andrea Marani, will provide OpenMarkets access to the largest community of buy-side traders and portfolio […]

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CPD: The ETF landscape of the future

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Australian investors continue to pour money into ETFs, with September breaking yet more records in terms of inflows and total ETF market cap. In this article, OpenMarkets examines the stellar rise of ETFs since humble beginnings, and looks at some of the next generation ETFs emerging in Australia and overseas. Financial advisers, brokers and investors […]

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CPD: The future of options strategies

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Although the Australian options market as we know it commenced operations in February 1976, options of some form have been around for many hundreds of years. However, new margining requirements will potentially impact the future of options trading in Australia. In this article, OpenMarkets examines options trading – past, present and future. The Australian Options […]

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CPD: The importance of Pre-open Pricing

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Managing an orderly market and ensuring that share prices cannot be manipulated are essential to the smooth operation of securities exchanges globally. In Australia, the securities exchanges operate from 10:00am through to 4:00pm, however there are periods before and after during which buy and sell orders can be placed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). […]

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CPD: Margin lending – the basics

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Margin lending is a form of gearing whereby investors borrow money to invest in shares, exchange traded products (ETPs) and managed funds. There are good reasons to use margin loans, but it is not without its risks. In this article, OpenMarkets examines the basics of margin lending – what it is, how it works, the […]

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CPD: Client first – ethics in the post FOFA world

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For most people, the concept of acting in a client’s best interests, the requirement to behave fairly and ethically in the provision of financial advice, is indisputable. OpenMarkets examines the ethics that underpin the provision of advice and execution in listed securities. Ethics can be defined as a system of moral principles, the rules of […]

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CPD: FinTech zeitgeist opens door to exchange traded fixed income

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Fixed income investments have long held a central role in a diversified portfolio. Whether government or corporate bonds, or shorter-dated bank bills, fixed income is an important source of income and diversification for investors. Direct investment has traditionally been the domain of professional investors; however, recent Fintech developments have brought direct investment in fixed income […]

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CPD: The rise and rise of Exchange Traded Products

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Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) have proliferated in the Australian (and global markets). They became more prevalent in the Australian market following the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and today have more than $24 billion assets under management, up 24% over the year ended 30 September 2016[1]. In this article, OpenMarkets examines the stellar rise of ETPs, […]

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