Technology now comprises a big part of today's trading landscape, perhaps most of it. Beyond just automating what used be to manual tasks, technology has encroached well into the "thinking"; parts of a trader's job. The key question for firms is where to draw the line. How much of the human touch should they outsource to machines?
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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' assets under management and their appetite for investments, including equities, is expected to grow this year.
After several months of reorganizing, KOR Trading has again stepped out into the consultancy business.
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
Agency-only broker and technology firm ITG is now offering a new algorithm designed to thwart high-frequency traders and their strategies.
By taking control of its commissions and judging the research it receives, the buyside increasingly is using its broker vote to decide which brokers to trade with and how much to pay. It's a whole new competition, and the brokers are eager to please.
Four years ago, JPMorgan found itself behind in the electronic trading game. That's not the case anymore.
While no one expects swaps futures to take over the OTC swaps market, a movement of 5 percent of the massive OTC swaps volume would be a huge win for futures market.
Abacus Group and Global Relay have partnered together to offer integrated message archiving, monitoring and compliance services to the buyside.
xCelor is now offering Layer 1 network switches with a port-to-port latency of two to four nanoseconds.
Redline Trading Solutions announced the release of a new high-performance protocol converter bridging its InRush 3 market data ticker plant to OpenMAMA-based trading applications.
REDI Global Technologies LLC, provider of the REDIPlus execution management system, announced today that Credit Suisse's Advanced Execution Services (AES), has joined REDI's broker-neutral platform.
In 2006, energy trader Brian Hunter was a star inside Amaranth Advisors, but a series of risky and ethically challenged trades brought the Connecticut hedge fund to its knees. In Scott E.D. Skyrm's forthcoming book "Rogue Traders"-his follow-up to "The Money Noose"-the author, a former trader, takes us inside the world where betting on the weather can bring down the house.