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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– Financial services professionals from Deutsche Bank, Standish Mellon, Barclays and other powerhouses lead the pack of finalists for the 5th annual Wall Street Women Award: A Celebration of Excellence.

BATS ETF Marketplace Nabs 4 ETFS from Arca

– ProShares, a provider of ETFs, will transfer four NYSE Arca-listed ETFs to BATS on or about December 15, 2015.

BATS Looks to Second IPO Attempt in 2016

– Hopefully, the second time around should be better for BATS Global Markets as it attempts to go public again.

ITG Continues Recent Hiring Spree at RFQ Hub

– The revamp and restructuring of ITG’s staff continues in full force, as the execution broker is now hiring for its Asian RFQ Hub division.

China to Ban Derivatives Funding for Stock Trades, CSRC Says

– The Securities Association of China will ban brokerages from offering financing for stock market trading using derivatives, the country’s securities regulator said.

After Career at UBS and Citigroup, Emmanuel Starts Hedge Fund

– Jeff Emmanuel is breaking into the hedge- fund industry after a career spanning equity research, deal making and investment banking at Citigroup Inc. and UBS Group AG.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: ITG Hires Blake as CEO of TriAct Canada

– See who ITG hired as its new CEO for its TriAct group as well as two new appointees for its Board of Directors. Also, Global Prime Partners has snagged a new head of Prime Brokerage from a bulge broker and which former Citi equity trading head left the broker to go to one of its clients.

Liquidnet Launches First Algorithm for Asian Traders

– Equity traders in the Far East can now have access to block trading house Liquidnet’s algorithms.

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