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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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BNY Mellon Struggles to Fix Tech Issues

The bank promised to be ready to process transactions for Monday’s opening bell but it might not make its deadline.

Overstock.com Buys SpeedRoute and Will Control of 2.5% of U.S. Equity Order Flow

A leading online retailer of consumer retail goods is now entering the equity trading universe - and about to control a portion of the order routing in U.S. equities.

After Broker Cutbacks and New Regulations, Broker Vote Draws Scrutiny

The buyside is reviewing its broker vote processes as the sellside has thinned its ranks and spending, along with brokers having to face new regulations.

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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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