Craig Viani

Why Hasn't Cognitive Computing Revolutionized Equity Trading

In this guest blog, Greenwich Associates' Craig Viani ponders why equity trading trails the technological progress made in other industries.

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TRADERS ON THE MOVE: ITG Hires Blake as CEO of TriAct Canada

– See who ITG hired as its new CEO for its TriAct group as well as two new appointees for its Board of Directors. Also, Global Prime Partners has snagged a new head of Prime Brokerage from a bulge broker and which former Citi equity trading head left the broker to go to one of its clients.

Liquidnet Launches First Algorithm for Asian Traders

– Equity traders in the Far East can now have access to block trading house Liquidnet’s algorithms.

CLS and Markit Offer Cross Currency Swaps FX Settlement

– Traders who execute trades in cross currency swaps can now clear a new way.

Dark Pool Warning Sounded by ECB as Europe Weighs New Rules

– New regulations designed to make trading more transparent may have the opposite effect by encouraging the emergence of so-called dark pools in fixed-income markets, the European Central Bank said.

Bond ETF Sales Surge as U.S. Ranks Last in World Debt Markets

– Investors are selling U.S. government bond exchange-traded funds at the fastest pace in 14 months as the Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates, helping make Treasuries the worst-performing sovereign market.

EU Needs 1-Year Delay to MiFID Market Rules, Commission Says

– A one-year delay of the European Union financial-market rules known as MiFID II is needed to allow banks and other companies to beef up their IT systems to comply with the law’s intense data-reporting requirements, according to a European Commission document.

IEX Pushes Back Against Attacks From Rivals NYSE and Nasdaq

– IEX Group Inc. is pushing back at rivals Nasdaq Inc. and NYSE Group, which have tried to block the dark pool operator’s aspirations of becoming an exchange.

ITG Launches POSIT Alert for India and Taiwan

– ITG is now offering its Asian clients and traders another venue in which to source block liquidity.

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