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Tim Quast
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We're All HFTs Now

In this guest commentary, author Tim Quast looks back at the history of HFT and how the market has evolved to where many firms now fit the definition of high-frequency trader.

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– By combining SimCorp and TS’s respective expertise and products in the order and execution management system (OEMS) space, the alliance delivers cross asset coverage to the global buy side, in one seamless and tightly-knit solution for use across the entire investment and trading lifecycle.

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– In this week's look back, Traders Magazine remembers when stocks were quoted and traded in fractions. While many were intrigued by being able to trade in cents, brokers were concerned about their livelihood - and justifiably so.

CAT Takes Shape

– Long-pondered audit trail will soon be a reality.

Options Market Plugs Away

– For exchanges, trade handlers and technology providers, the U.S. options market recently has been the equivalent to a three-star restaurant review on Yelp: the meal was okay, it had its moments and there was no big problem, but overall it wasn’t anything to get excited about.

Clock Ticks on EU Privacy Regulation

– The new rule will have a massive impact outside of the EU.

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