Craig Viani

Lights Out In The Dark: Goodnight Vortex

ConvergEx announced last week that it was euthanizing one of its two dark pools, VortEx. Guest commentator, Craig Viani, one of the dark pool's co-founders, muses about the passing of the ATS.

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HFT Latour Trading Settles with SEC Over Market Structure Rule Charges

– No matter how fast a trader you are, sometimes it is simply impossible to outrun the long arm of the law. Just ask high-frequency trading firm Latour Trading, which has opted to settle charges that it violated market structure rules brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Get the details, here.

Fast Flows Boost Risk of Mutual Funds Mimicking Hedge Funds

– U.S. regulators fretting that asset managers aren’t prepared for the Federal Reserve’s liftoff or another event that might trigger market turmoil may have found their problem child.

LSE to Proceed With Link Plan Delayed by Swiss-Franc Shock

– London Stock Exchange Group Plc will take a major step forward in its policy of giving more choice to customers when it starts a link with European Central Counterparty NV later this month after overcoming regulatory scrutiny in the aftermath of the extraordinary volatility in the Swiss franc.

KCG Reorganizes London Sales Staff as Four Said to Be Departing

– KCG Holdings Inc. is reorganizing its London sales staff following the arrival of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive Rob Crane at the brokerage and automated trading firm. Four sales staff are planning to leave.

STA MEET 2015: Highlights from Day 2 of the 82nd Market Structure Conference

– Traders presents notes and highlights from the second day, October 1, of the Security Traders Association 82nd Annual Market Structure Conference. These notes were compiled by STA partners at Williams & Jensen.

BATS Launches ETF MarketPlace, Will Pay Issuers for Listings

– Call it a case of payment for listing flow, akin to payment for order flow in the equities market. BATS unveiled its ETF Marketplace and its unique feature of luring in listings.

SEC to Hold Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee Meeting on October 27

– The Securities and Exchange Commission's second Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee meeting is set for October 27, beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET. Check out the agenda right here.

There's HFT in Treasuries Trading? What's Next, Computers in Phones?

– In its latest blog, Modern Markets Initiative discusses how the presence of high-frequency traders is not a surprise in other asset classes as some might be led to believe.

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How Secure Is the Buyside?

It was a ploy as brazen as it was ingenious. A team of rogue traders from the U.S. teamed up with clever hackers and traders in Ukraine to break into the servers of major media firms. See how this latest cyber attack could spell trouble for the buyside.

How Will T+2 Settlement Change the Landscape of European Central Securities Depositories?

The European Union reached its latest milestone in creating a single capital market union when four European central securities depositories (CSDs) went live on the TARGET2-Securities (T2S) settlement engine in late June. See what the effects are right here.

ALGO UPDATE: Liquidnet and IEX Create Dark Strategy

Liquidnet, the equity block trading pool, and IEX, the buyside- sponsored ATS that wants to help the buyside avoid predatory traders and find the elusive block trade, have joined together to create a new algorithm that will help the buyside find liquidity.

How ETFs and Other Factors Are Setting Equity Prices in the Marketplace

For the first time in history, dollar volume in ETF trading has topped US GDP. Guest commentator Tim Quast examines the explosion in ETFs and how they and other aspects of market evolution are changing what sets stock prices.

Traders Meet Brokers At The Carolina Security Traders Association Summer 2015

Brokers, traders and members of financial services firms gathered in North Carolina to swap stories, network and celebrate the U.S. capital markets. Traders presents Part Two of our CSTA slideshow.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: ITG Gets New CEO, Triad Hires Sales Pro, DB Shuffes Equity Pros

In today's Traders On the Move, aside from ITG getting a new chief executive, Deutsche Bank shuffled its top equities execs in its trading group and a former UBS head joined Deutsche Borse. Triad hired a new sales head and see which senior trading head left BlackRock.

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