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The Periodic Table

Fidessa's Steve Grob has written a response to Marcus Ferber writing to ESMA condemning periodic auctions. The blog strongly criticizes Ferber's approach, and looks at the problems behind the "lit is good and dark is bad" attitude.

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Investors Pull Cash from ETFs in March

– Investors were keenly aware that exposure to exchange-traded funds might hurt them amid increased volatility and pulled cash out of them last month. The heightened volatility during the first quarter marked the worst quarterly return for global equities since Q3 2015, according to SSGA.

OCC Continues To Clear the Path for the Exchange-Listed Options Industry

– In this shared blog from Options Clearing Corp, the firm explains its new cash clearing fund requirement - a measure that requires our clearing firms to collectively deposit and maintain $3 billion in cash our clearing fund.

The Periodic Table

– Fidessa's Steve Grob has written a response to Marcus Ferber writing to ESMA condemning periodic auctions. The blog strongly criticizes Ferber’s approach, and looks at the problems behind the “lit is good and dark is bad” attitude.

Access-Fee Pilot: Fewer Fees, More Fragmentation?

– The access-fee pilot proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may increase fragmentation in the equity markets as Cboe Global Markets considers launching two additional order books to offset the pilot's fee caps and prohibitions.

Noble Bitcoin Announces Insured Cryptocurrency Storage

– he insured cold storage offering is available to Noble Bitcoin clients and requires that assets be securely held in the International Depository Services Group depository in Texas.

Pragma Securities Commits to FX Global Code

– Pragma announces it has committed to adopting the principles of the foreign exchange (FX) Global Code as a Market Participant.

CDCC Launches Direct Clearing for Canadian Buy Side Firms

– This new direct-clearing model was developed in close consultation with a broad group of stakeholders from across Canada's investment industry, including clearing members, public pension funds and securities regulators.

Demystifying Algorithmic Trading in the Forex World

– After decades of being used to trade equities and equity derivatives, and as institutional money managers move away from equities and into new asset classes such as forex, can algorithmic trading strategies be as thoroughly incorporated?

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