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Irene Aldridge

Insights: MiFID II and the End of Brokerages As We Know Them

Technology is certainly not only enabling the requirements of transparency, it is also leveling the field as far as investors are concerned, making broker-shopping easy, argues Irene Aldridge.

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Bond trader Zachary Chavis of Sage Advisory is trading more with fellow buyside traders than with the traditional broker-dealer counterparties. The reason: deeper liquidity and tighter control.

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In an exclusive interview with Traders, Overstock.com chief executive officer Patrick Byrne told Traders that the Securities and Exchange Commission has declared Overstock’s registration statement covering the issuance of digital securities effective.

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