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Dr. John Bates

Anyone for Tea and Sympathy with Beleaguered HFT Firms?

Guest columnist John Bates wonders if anyone feels bad for the high-frequency trading firms that are now facing lawsuits, sluggish markets and regulators.

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SEC Examines Wrap Trading Practices

Is trading away from a sponsor a bad thing? Can best execution be achieved given the troubling problems of sponsor rotation? The analysts at CAPIS don't think so and say with the right tools trading away is OK.

Can Barclays Dark Pool Regain Its Near Top Ranking?

Barclays Plc will never recover its second-place ranking among U.S. dark pool operators because a lawsuit alleging it lied to customers has permanently damaged its reputation, according to Sanford C. Bernstein Ltd.

Goldman, BoA and Morgan Stanley Top N American Equity Derivative Brokers

Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley have all maintained their top 3 positions and rankings as the leading brokers of flow equity derivatives to North American institutional investors.

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Guide to Correspondent Clearing Firms

A guide to correspondent clearing firms as presented by Clearing Quarterly & Directory.

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.

Hedge Funds' AUM Appetite Seen Growing

Hedge funds' assets under management and their appetite for investments, including equities, is expected to grow this year.

KOR Opens Consultancy, Lobby Firm

After several months of reorganizing, KOR Trading has again stepped out into the consultancy business.

New Blood

Fresh-faced yet experienced graduates are entering investment firms in strong numbers. Traders looks at this crop of bright young things and the new skills and placing new demands on the buyside.

Instinet Promotes Kellner to CEO

Instinet Promotes Kellner to CEO

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