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Ronald Jordan
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Understanding Your Data is No Longer Optional

In this contributed article from Global Markets Advisory Group, the advisory discusses the importance of data and how organizations should augment existing skill sets and capabilities to add a data-focused perspective to their operating fabric.

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Do you expect SEC Chairman Jay Clayton to push for regulation in the cryptocurrency issuance and trading markets?

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The CFTC will push for regulation

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FCA Offers Advice and Opinions on Algo Trading

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is now weighing in on all things regarding algorithmic trading.

House Votes to Require SEC Subpoena for Traders’ Source Code

The bill, passed 271-145, applies to proprietary trading algorithms from broker-dealers, hedge funds, and other SEC-regulated entities. The Senate hasn’t scheduled a vote on the legislation.

Low-Touch Trading Need Innovation to Grow

The buy-side still values the human high-touch trading experience and has voted with its order flow – and now the low-touch platforms, after years of unbridled growth, are now faced with stagnant market share. They too now must fight for business.

Articles

BofA Trims Options Algo Suite

Rebirthed KCG Holdings is integrating Knight Capital's and GETCO's electronic trading groups and products and integrating them into a single trading platform.

Careful Speed Traders: ITG Unveils Anti-HFT Algo

Agency-only broker and technology firm ITG is now offering a new algorithm designed to thwart high-frequency traders and their strategies.

RTS Adds Build-Your-Own Features and Analytics to Algo Suite

RTS Realtime Systems is now offering traders an analytics package to its algorithmic trading platform that is aimed at increasing alpha capture and efficiency.

Instinet Helps MAKE Liquidity

The agency-only broker's newest algorithm is designed to assist the buyside's desire to provide liquidity to the market rather than take it.

Changing on the Fly

Rebirthed KCG Holdings is integrating Knight Capital's and GETCO's electronic trading groups and products and integrating them into a single trading platform.

KCG Chases Big Slice of Algo Business

KCG Holdings is looking to become a bigger player in the electronic execution business.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Becoming a Superpower-GETCO's Looks to Knight's Wholesale and Retail Businesses as Keys to Growth

In this week's FLASHBACK FRIDAY lookback, we revisit 2013 when market maker GETCO was looking to drive it business forward in a stagnant commission rate and highly competitive market making environment. In exploring its limited options, GETCO opted to purchase Knight. Seemed a like a good match – but was it?

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