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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Complexity of U.S. Options Markets Requires Advanced Order Routing, TABB Reports

– As the options market continues to grow in terms of trading volume and complexity, the ability to execute orders will get increasingly difficult and require the buyside to conduct more research and more advanced order routing strategies.

McKay Launches Ultra Low Latency Microwave Routes between London and Frankfurt

– Trading fast is about to get faster in Europe thanks to a new hyper-fast trading network that uses next-generation transmission technology.

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.

Nasdaq Closing Cross to Calculates U.S. Russell Indexes for Annual Reconstitution

– At the end of trading Friday, when the entire family of U.S. Russell indexes was reconstituted, Nasdaq OMX closing prices were used.

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.

Blythe Masters’s Blockchain Startup Makes Two Acquisitions

– Digital Asset Holdings LLC announced two acquisitions meant to help the startup run by former JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive Blythe Masters overhaul how Wall Street settles trades.

HFT Optiver Pays $17 Million to Settle Market-Manipulation Case

– High-frequency trading firm Optiver’s U.S. unit paid $16.75 million to settle seven-year-old lawsuits that alleged the company had manipulated energy futures contracts.

SEC Approves Tweeting by Startups to Test Investor Interest

– Trying to figure out how many investors might want to fund your small business? Go ahead and tweet about it.

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Highlights from the Current Issue

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management's Mike Bellaro Overhauled His Trading Desk. Here's How.

Bellaro's mission was clear - update his trading desk, deploy new technology and beat the competition. Traders gets an inside look at just how he did this and how it might help make DB bigger than Goldman Sachs.

An Inside Look at Luminex, the ATS Built By the Buyside

With Luminex, a collection of elite asset managers is creating a new buyside trading venue that is not-for-profit.

Celebs Hit the BTIG Trading Floor For Charity

Global brokerage firm BTIG raised more than $5 million for its Commissions from Charity Day 2015 thanks to Kristin Davis, Eli Manning, Hannah Storm, Lawrence Taylor, and other celebs.

After 45 years on Wall Street, Bank of America’s Sylvia Rocco Retires

Bank of America Merrill Lynch's senior trader and managing director Sylvia Rocco has finally decided, after more than four decades on the trading desk and floor, to leave the firm and the only job she has ever known.

Dark Pool Dilemma - 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.

SEC Set to Begin Debate on Order Protection Rule on May 13

The first meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission's newly formed equity market structure committee, set for next month, will focus on the so-called "order protection rule."

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