Blog Category: Marketplaces

Building an efficient and fair commodities marketplace requires collaboration, and much less of the over-used term disruption

High-volume businesses dealing in homogenous commodities with stable supply routes can rely on traditional broker-led trading to achieve the best price.  But what about the other half of the commodities sector, whose products trade in smaller, more volatile differentiated segments, and for whom an irregular supply chain is a fact of life? The answer is […]

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If you want to go digital, don’t develop a strategy

One of the most intractable issues facing many companies is how to harness the power of the digital technology by developing a digital strategy. Typical questions that business leaders ask include: how much should we spend on our digital strategy, how long will it take to introduce, what will be the likely return on investment […]

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[White Paper] The Electronification of Markets & Financial Regulation

In anticipation of the impending implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFIDII) over the pasts few months we have provided some thoughts on our blog on how best to navigate the challenges, to maximise compliance while minimising the impact on the operational landscape. In the first article, we provided an overview of the […]

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Optimising your online marketplace requires the right online platform, an effective strategy, and patience

Marketplaces have existed since people first gathered in one place to trade items, and that basic characteristic of marketplaces—having to be located in a specific physical space—remained constant even as marketplaces developed in complexity over the centuries. But now that limitation is gone. Computer technology and the internet have freed marketplaces from their geographic restrictions, […]

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The Online Exchange Landscape: Regulation, Technology and Outlook Insights from Phil Bird, Perfect Channel’s CEO

This is a guest post by Patrick L Young, Chairman ‘Crossfire’ Panel at the 37th Burgenstock meeting hosted by The International Commodities & Derivatives Association This year’s conference looked at how the exchange, clearing and regulatory landscape is changing. In this post Patrick provides a synopsis of the Crossfire session which addressed a number of […]

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Satisfying global financial regulation with an online marketplace!

We recently provided an overview of the key capital market reforms of MiFID II on the OTC markets. With some accompanying suggestions to help begin the planning process of how to best structure business activities around the regulation. Following on this commentary, we provide some insights on how an online auction based trading system can […]

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B2B marketplace optimisation through analytics

This post was written by Alex Ioannides, our Director of Data Science & Market Design At Perfect Channel, our aim is to build and maintain optimal marketplaces for our clients. Our definition of an optimal marketplace is one where all buyers and sellers have confidence that they can always have access to ‘fair’ market prices whenever they need to trade. There are […]

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Disrupt or die: creating the elusive perfect market

Disrupt or die: creating the elusive Perfect Market

I have been helping to build B2B (Business to Business) marketplaces for six years now. My driving motivation has been to make business more efficient, reduce surplus or deficit and optimise markets for the participants, always aiming to create the elusive Perfect Market – a theoretical market in which buyers and sellers are so numerous […]

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