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Bill Harts

Modern Markets Shares Minutes from Meeting with Members and Others

Modern Markets Initiative shared with Traders the comings and goings at a recent meeting they had recently conducted with some of its member firms and the staff of a prominent national opinion leader. MMI said that it was surprised at how much basic misinformation about HFT persists and shared the conversation right here.

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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.

Liquidnet Announces Next-Gen Block Algorithms

Block-trading venue Liquidnet announced the U.S. launch of its Next Gen Algos suite. The venue in a release said the algorithms are targeted at helping the execution of blocks trades, those in size of more than 10,000 shares.

J.P. Morgan Launches Aqua Algorithm to Help Buyside Find Blocks

Looking for that elusive block trade but want to go through a bulge bracket broker? Then check out JP Morgan's latest block algorithm that taps block trading venues.

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.

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