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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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Trading Technology: Neptune Integrates with Fidessa's Buyside OMS

– The open standard utility is now connected to its first OMS provider – it offers the buyside greater access to liquidity through best of breed price discovery tools.

On the Move: Instinet Europe Names Richard Parsons CEO

– Parsons will succeed current CEO Adam Toms, who is stepping down to pursue other interests.

At Swinging Wall Street Parties, the Feds Are Now on the Prowl

– Regulators mingle at bond conferences for tips on wrongdoing. Possible downside: SEC Officials lured to jobs in finance.

Object Trading Platform Goes Live at TMX Group’s Co-Location Center

– This expansion is designed to allow both the buyside and sellside access liquidity.

Trading Technology: IPC Connects to Institutional FX Market, HotSpot

– Hotspot provides an independent, transparent ECN marketplace structure to institutional foreign exchange trading, according to company claims.

A Computerized Trader Just Beat Banks in Top Currency Ranks

– XTX is the first electronic specialist to break into top five, Deutsche Bank was the biggest currency trader until 2014

An Industry Is Falling Out of Love With Hedge Funds

– Insurers free up capital by switching back to fixed income. Goldman, BlackRock highlight benefits of hedge fund holdings

Scenes from the Boston STA at Fenway Park

– Brokers, traders and members from financial services firms gathered at the 2016 BSTA Annual Conference that took place on May 19, 20 and 23. Traders presents photos from the gathering at Fenway Park.

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Bitcoin, Algos and Dark Pool Fines: The Traders 2016 Outlook

Our editors look at the news stories and trends from last year that will have the biggest impact in the coming 12 months. It was a year of eye-popping fines, slipping trading volumes, and new technologies for Bitcoin and more. 2016 will be quite a year.

Buyside Profile: A Radical Fixed-Income Method

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.

Blockchain Adoption Seen As Early as Q2 2016, Tabb Reports

Like a runaway freight train, blockchain technology is coming to the financial markets, including equities, as soon as early next year.

Three Firms Remain in Running to Build U.S. Consolidated Audit Trail

The U.S. equity markets self-regulatory organizations have created a short list of three finalist firms who will build the much anticipated stock market consolidated audit trail.

A Celebration of Excellence: How Women Have Changed Wall Street

The fifth annual Traders awards celebrate the achievements of women in the US capital markets and the stellar work they do as mentors & leaders.

Overstock.com Registration Statement Covering Digital Securities Declared Effective

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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