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Larry Tabb

TABB Group CEO Writes Levin, Disagrees on Ban of Payment for Order Flow

Larry Tabb, founder of TABB Group responded to U.S. Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, disagreeing with conclusions Levin shared in his July 15th letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, asking that she ban payment for order flow.

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Alpha Omega Advises Trading Desks Use FIX to Boost Post-Trade Efficiency

Cost cutting has become a fact of life everyday on Wall Street and especially in the equities markets where commissions have been stagnant for years. While staffing, broker lists and electronic pre-trade services have all been trimmed, now is the time to look at the post-trade side of things and use the FIX Protocol to do so, according to one vendor.

Wedbush Fires Back at Finra: "We Followed Your Rules and Guidance"

Wedbush Securities isn't going gently into that good night regarding the recent Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's complaint against the firm. In a statement provided to Traders by Wedbush, the firm said it respectfully disagrees with the assertions in FINRA's complaint that is failed to provide adequate market access controls and followed the regulator's guidance.

Watertown Golf Course Is Great Place for Stock Tips

Columnist Matt Levine takes a look at how stock tips, among other information, can be shared by two people anytime - especially when they're playing golf at the same country club.

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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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