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David Weisberger

Is There a Dark Pool Witch Hunt Going On?

In today's guest commentary, RegOne's David Weisberger takes a look at the evolution of dark pools and the modern day witch hunt that surrounds them.

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Warren Says SEC Chairman’s Tenure ‘Extremely Disappointing’

– U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren railed against Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White’s performance, saying her tenure at Wall Street’s top regulator has been marked by weak enforcement and sluggish rulemaking.

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Marco Polo New World Launches Direct FX Markets Access

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With nearly two years since its birth as an independent fintech company, chief executive officer Rishi Nangalia and chief technology officer Josh Schubkegel recently sat down with Traders to discuss where the firm's been and where it's headed.

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