Craig Viani

Aggregation Aggravation

In this final "Tales from the Dark Side," Greenwich's Craig Viani examines how venue proliferation has driven the need for algo aggregation, and brought to light the challenges in accessing non-displayed liquidity via an intermediary.

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Incremental Order Flow Most Achievable Via High Quality, Liquidity Seeking Algos

– While the search for the elusive block trade remains very high on the buyside's "to-do" list, one consultancy said that incremental order flow is also desirable and can be had using high-quality and liquidity seeking algorithms.

On The Move Round-Up: The Most Notable Hires of May 2015

– New hires, promotions and appointments inside BTIG, Nomura, JP Morgan Chase, and other powerhouse firms for the month of May 2015.

Poised for Revolution, Currency Trading Gets Veteran Combatant

– Bats Global Markets Inc. is betting on a revolution in currency trading like the one in stocks 20 years ago. It began its crusade with a $365 million acquisition followed by a price war.

Sweden’s Antitrust Agency Sues Nasdaq OMX for Market Abuse

– The Swedish Competition Authority is taking legal action against Nasdaq OMX Group Inc., claiming the company’s Stockholm exchange abused its market dominance to the detriment of a competitor.

Finra Chief Blasts Labor Proposal for Stricter Broker Rules

– The head of Wall Street’s self-regulator blasted the Obama administration’s push to impose stricter standards on brokers who handle retirement accounts, saying the rule would make it difficult for smaller investors to get advice.

FBN Securities Selects SS&C's MarketTrader OMS

– The boutique institutional brokerage firm is going live on SS&C's institutional broker-dealer order management system.

QuantConnect and Traider Look to Help Quant Trading

– In a move designed to offer more traders electronic tools, QuantConnect and Traider Brokerage are working together to offer the former's open source algorithmic trading platform powered by the latter's API.

Wall Street Horizon Expands Corporate Events Research Dataset

– Wall Street Horizon, a provider of single-stock event research data for institutional investors and traders, has expanded its international dataset to help traders who use corporate events as part of their data analysis.

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Standish's Amy Koch Navigates the Bond Market's Liquidity Crisis

Despite doomsday media headlines warning investors about a looming liquidity shortage in corporate bonds, Amy Koch, managing director and head of taxable fixed-income trading at Standish Mellon Asset Management, sees no reason to panic.

A Step Closer to a Fixed-Income NBBO

Will a new FINRA pre-trade transparency proposal lay the ground work for establishing a consolidated tape for the corporate bond market?

REDI Grows Into Mature Startup - Part 1

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.

Buyside Profile: Polen Capital's Pick Takes It Slow

With Polen Capital's new Global Growth Equity Strategy, read how Julian Pick and his team are willing to wait for the perfect trading opportunity.

The Grand Bargain, or Grand Theft Auto?

With ICE's Grand Bargain proposal, it’s hard not to see the benefit to the legacy exchanges.

SEC Unanimously Votes HFT Firms Must Register with FINRA

After hinting at greater oversights, the SEC took its first step to regulating all high-frequency trading firms.

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