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Victor Yodaiken

NYSE Halt Shows the Industry Needs a New Approach to Time

The SIP regulation which went into effect on July 11 further draws more attention to the centrality of time synchronization for data integrity in financial markets.

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Modern Markets Initiative Asks, What’s in a Name?

– In its latest commentary, Modern Markets Initiative talks about HFT's perception and the newly issued report that coined the new term, PTF.

Clock Is Ticking for Decision on Landmark Insider-Trading Ruling

– Time is running out for the U.S. to ask the Supreme Court to review a ruling that could lay the framework for how insider trading will be prosecuted for years to come.

Credit Suisse Hires McNeill as Americas Equity-Derivatives Head

– Credit Suisse Group AG hired Daniel McNeill of JPMorgan Chase & Co. to lead its equity-derivatives unit for the Americas, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

Goldman Fined $1.8 Million by Finra Over Inaccurate Trading Data

– Goldman Sachs Group Inc agreed to pay $1.8 million to resolve Financial Industry Regulatory Authority claims that one of its units submitted inaccurate trading information over a period of eight years.

The STA Chicago Fund Face-Off Hockey Tournament - Part 2

– It was brokers and traders as players from Bank of America Merrill Lynch vs. WEX and Garwood hit the ice earlier this month. No latency here in this Traders gallery.

Charles River Expands Asia-Pac IMS Ops and Growth with New Tokyo Office

– Why is Charles River opening a bigger office in Tokyo? Is business growing for the enterprise-wide, front- and middle-office investment management solution provider, which made its name as an execution management systems provider.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: KCG Gets CTO, HFT Firm Lands UBS Exec and Goldman Hires EMEA Leaders

– In today's Traders On the Move, KCG hired away REDI's chief technology officer, UBS lost a dark pool executive to an HFT making a splash in Chicago and industry veteran Peter Cocuzza lands sales gig at Global Liquidity Partners. Check out all this and more.

Blockchain’s Newest Fan Is Executive Who Upended European Stocks

– Peter Randall, known for helping unleash a new era of competition for European stock exchanges in 2007, is seeking to upend the status quo yet again. Take a look at how.

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Bitcoin Never Sleeps: How Pantera Capital's Dan Morehead Trades The Digital Currency

Bitcoin-focused hedge funds must deal with the challenges of long-term investments. And the trading is relentless.

Algo Update: Neonet's Capture Grabs Liquidity Anywhere

The firm’s newest algorithm, dubbed Capture, is the latest addition to its growing stable of software designed to help the buyside source liquidity.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: Schapiro Joins LSE, Jefferies Gets Low-Touch Head in Europe

In today's Traders On the Move, Texas-based CAPIS hires a senior trader for its fixed income desk, while ex-SEC Chair Mary Shapiro has been elected to the board of the LSE. Also, Jefferies has hired a new head of electronic sales.

Liquidnet and IEX Bring New Algorithmic Routing Strategy

Liquidnet, the equity block trading pool, and IEX, the buyside sponsored ATS that wants to help the buyside avoid predatory traders and find the elusive block trade, have joined together to create a new algorithm.

HKEx to Resume Closing Auction, Impose Temporary Price Limits

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. will reintroduce a daily auction to set closing stock prices and impose temporary price controls to limit extreme share moves.

KCG Rebrands and Relaunches its Dark Pool

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of its former self, KCG Holdings has rebranded and relaunched its dark pool website and the pool itself.

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