Craig Viani

Why Hasn't Cognitive Computing Revolutionized Equity Trading

In this guest blog, Greenwich Associates' Craig Viani ponders why equity trading trails the technological progress made in other industries.

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Scenes from the STANY International Reception Panels

– On November 12th, traders and brokers gathered at Bryant Park Grill outside adjacent to the New York Public Library to listen to thought-leaders discuss the impact of China in the global capital markets.

Asia Pacific Stock Exchange Rebrands Itself as Sydney Stock Exchange

– The Asia Pacific Stock Exchange (APX) is changing its name to Sydney Stock Exchange.

Deutsche Bank Names New Global Equities Head, Co -Heads of Prime Named Also

– Amid a global shakeup of its corporate workforce, Deutsche bank has named a new head of its global equities business.

Wedbush Securities Names Signorelli Head of Wedbush Futures

– Wedbush is bolstering its futures business and has hired a new head to run the group.

Currency Spoofing Is Said to Be New York’s Latest Target

– The New York attorney general is investigating possible manipulation in foreign-exchange trading, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Scenes from the STA Market Structure Dinner 2015

– The Security Traders Association held a gala dinner to honor the achievements of the STA, regional chapters of the organization and discuss the path forward for the trading entity.

Equities Industry Trade Size Hits Lowest Point in 10 Years

– According to Tabb Group's Equities LiquidityMatrix, month-over-month volume decreased 3% while year-over-year industry volume decreased 9%. Also, October 2015 had the smallest industry trade size in the last 10 years.

U.S. Futures Trading Volume Jumps 11% in Q3 2015

– U.S. futures volume continues it meteoric rise in the third quarter, leaping 11% percent from the second quarter’s levels.

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How Ethanol Prop Traders Vectra Capital Navigates Volatility

Riding the energy wave, there is plenty of opportunity in recent market surges and dips.

Traders QnA: Eyewitness at the Trading Revolutions - Part 2

What was it like when floor traders saw the move to electronic trading back in 1999? Marc Orenstein, a former traders for Bear Stearns and JPMorgan, tells us Part 2 of our Traders Q&A.

Traders Q&A: Eyewitness at the Trading Revolutions - Part 1

Traders speaks with Marc Orenstein, formerly of Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan, for his take on the early days of electronic trading, the rise of ECNs and what he misses about the trading desk. This is Part 1 of our interview.

ALGO UPDATE: Aqua to Dives Into Dark Water for Blocks

Looking for that elusive block trade but want to go through a bulge bracket broker? Then J.P. Morgan might have something for the buyside - a new algorithm designed to seek out blocks of stock and get a large order done.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: ITG Lands JP Morgan's Troise, Other Senior Execs

In today's On the Move, ITG makes a few power moves and deals a major blow to JPMorgan's electronic equities trading desk by luring one of its top and longest serving executives to head up its operations. the firm also landed other top talent and a local NJ-based firm grabbed a new sales pro.

Cowen Adds to Its Institutional Equity Sales and Trading Team

While many bulge firms are seeing their staffs shrink amid static commissions and tepid volume, Cowen is bulking up its equity sales and trading team.

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