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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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Who's Afraid of an IEX Exchange?

– Approval of IEX's application will shift the competitive balance among trading strategies in the stock market, with potential benefits for long-term investors.

Broadridge Financial Solutions Launches Global Channel Sales Initiative

– Ira Newman will lead the new program to allow financial service, technology and consulting firms to offer expanded solutions to clients

This Startup Wants to Change How Wall Street Shares Research

– CEO Blair Livingston says his service is tailor-made for modern investing because electronic trading has taken away the edge the fastest human traders once had, meaning access to the best knowledge and research is becoming more important.

Deutsche Bank Lures Hedge-Fund Money as Credit Concern Abates

– The prime brokerage gained client balances even as hedge funds suffered their worst withdrawals since the financial crisis.

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– Your trading firm's tried-and-true order management system is doing more than ever before.

Traders Tech: Misys Offers Risk Tools Via Pay-Per-Use Cloud Options

– Traders now have access to risk management and other tools via the Cloud through pay-per-usage fee model.

NYSE Joins Nasdaq Assailing Plan to Overhaul Trading Fees

– Speaking at a meeting of that group in Washington, NYSE President Tom Farley said that the Maker-Taker plan would take the industry down the wrong path.

Who Needs Hedge Fund Managers When Computers Do the Job?

– With margins not fattening in the foreseeable future, any hiring sprees will be a way off. It's more likely investments will be made in software before any further humans are added.

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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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