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David Weisberger

50 Shades of Compliance

RegOne's David Weisberger talks about the current conflict of interest in the current equity market structure where the exchanges can act as their own regulators.

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The Dirty Rotten Secrets of Today's Order Types

– RegOne's David Weisberger examines order types, conflicts they can cause and how achieve best execution in today's markets.

Flow Traders Said to Prepare IPO of Dutch High-Frequency Firm

– High-frequency trading firm Flow Traders BV is preparing for an initial public offering that could value the company at more than 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion), people with knowledge of the matter said.

Convergex Adds More Ex-KCG Employees by Hiring Palumbo, Draizen

– Convergex Group LLC has hired Nick Palumbo and Troy Draizen for its sales department, adding to the list of former KCG Holdings Inc. employees who’ve joined the broker.

Invesco’s Cronin Has SEC Playing Catch-Up on Making Market Safer

– Kevin Cronin, global head of trading at Invesco Ltd., wasn’t going to wait for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to protect his customers.

Trade Informatics' Anti-Gaming Solution Hunts HFT Predators

– TI Fact analyzes how your trade occurred and whether your brokers are allowing high-frequency traders into their dark pools.

On The Move: Former Fidelity Fund Manager O’Hanley Joins Unum Board

– The former head of asset management for Fidelity Investments who managed $1.9 trillion has joined the board of directors for insurer Unim Group.

Fortress Earnings Rise 1.7% as Credit Funds Realize Profits

– Fortress’s credit business, run by Pete Briger, earned 65 percent more in the quarter than a year earlier as its private equity-style credit funds sold assets and collected a share of profits for beating performance benchmarks.

On The Move: Diamond Joins Spectrum Group Management

– As Managing Director, the Gates Capital vet will oversee all marketing and business development for Spectrum.

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V2 Capital Pursues A Liquid Alternative

Last fall, Victor Viner, the founder and chief investment officer of V2 Capital, converted his hedge fund into a liquid alternative fund. Why? It's all about liquidity and the client's needs.

KCG's New Algo Catches Liquidity Based on Urgency

As part of KCG's continued push into the institutional trading side of the business, the well-regarded and historically focused market -maker has built its first brand new algorithmic trading tool - Catch.

The Chicago Stock Exchange Is Branching Out to Cater to the 'Underserved'

Call it the Rodney Dangerfield of stock exchanges - the Chicago Stock Exchange. Oft forgotten amid the happenings of its Goliath big brothers, this overlooked bourse is revamping itself and looking to serve those traders its bigger cousins overlook.

Should We Pity the Poor Beleaguered HFT Firms?

Making money in HFT is no longer as easy as it once was. And as the market grows tougher, so do the regulators. So, should the market feel bad for these so-called "liquidity providers?"

Instinet's Newport System Enters Broker OEMS Space

Brokers are about to get a new multi-function and unified trade management system.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: NYSE"s Mecane to Join Barclays, KCG Alum to Big Data Firm

Joseph Mecane, previously EVP at the New York Stock exchange, has joined Barclays bank in its equities division, while former KCG vet Ken Cutroneo joined Minetta Brook, a Big Data Intelligence company as sales director. See other hires in today's On the Move item, right here and now.

EBS Plans 2015 Launch for its New FX Liquidity Pool

Foreign exchange traders are getting a new liquidity pool where they can execute trades. EBS, ICAP's electronic FX business, announced EBS Select, an anonymous, segmented, bilateral liquidity pool to help grow and electronify the forex markets.

Ontario Securities Commission Approves the Aequitas NEO Exchange

The Great North is about to get a new stock market. Aequitas Innovations announced that the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has approved the creation of its Neo Exchange.

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Scenes from the 2014 Fall Conference of the National Association of Investment Professionals.

Lava Cools As Citi Shut Pool Down

As dark pools move into the regulatory light, the real money is in aggregation, not in equity fragmentation.

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