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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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TORA Integrated Markit's TCA into its OMS/EMS

TORA announced a partnership with Markit to integrate the latter's pre- and post-trade transaction cost analysis (TCA) tools into the former's order and execution management systems.

Could New Regulatory Proposals Upend Euro Brokerage Business Model?

Although on the surface things seem relatively placid in the European equity industry, recent regulatory changes by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority related to corporate access could bring on sweeping changes to the brokerage industry.

KCG Said to Seek at Least $300 Million for HotSpot Unit

KCG Holdings Inc., the trading firm formed in the aftermath of Knight Capital Group Inc.’s near collapse, is seeking at least $300 million for its currencies unit, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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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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