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Tim Quast
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We're All HFTs Now

In this guest commentary, author Tim Quast looks back at the history of HFT and how the market has evolved to where many firms now fit the definition of high-frequency trader.

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Nanoseconds for All?

UBS' Matt Senecal and Hyannis Port's Tony Amicangioli predict the spread of high-speed trading to asset managers

Come Together

The buyside wants its brokers to integrate their high- and low-touch traders into a unified coverage team. That's what institutional traders have requested, according to a consultancy.

Above the Fray

I.A. Englander Expands Into Prime Brokerage to Sustain its High-Touch Model

On the Move

Who's moving on the Street in equities and derivatives? Traders Magazine's OTM--On the Move --brings that info right here.

UBS Pushes into Nanoseconds

UBS is now offering its latency-sensitive customers a faster way to access the public markets.

Communication Gap

More than half the information technology executives admit they don't fully understand the needs of traders.

MSA Archer Now Linked to Triton EMS

The buyside now can save time getting its private client-or wrap-trades done, as two system vendors have streamlined the trading and allocation process.

Buyside Wants Algo Clarity

Make electronic trading easier to understand! That's what buyside wants from the sellside when it comes to algorithms, according to a new report.

Liquidity Managers

During a lunch with a bulge firm, Traders Magazine discussed a range of topics, but perhaps the most pertinent was the changing nature of the buyside-sellside relationship during these slumping times.

White Glove Service

For Lionel Mellul, the second time around opening a U.S. trading desk will hopefully prove the charm. The former co-founder and chief executive of now-defunct Momentum Trading Partners is looking to carve out a niche for himself by offering white-glove, high-touch service to a select clientele.

Flexing Their Mathematical Muscles

Two Sigma Securities is entering the wholesaling business. The firm is leveraging the technology infrastructure and trading expertise of its buyside parent, Two Sigma Investments, and is making inroads into the business of filling orders for retail brokerages with firm capital.

Taking Control of the Process

Traditional asset managers are growing more comfortable with foreign-exchange trading, and while many are dealing directly over the phone with large banks to facilitate their FX trading, some are crafting their own forex trades on electronic platforms.

Buyside Wants Algo Clarity

The buyside is looking for even more insight and control over its algorithms.

On The Move

Who's moving on the Street in equities and derivatives? Traders Magazine's OTM--On the Move --brings that info right here.

Citi Unveils Market Open Algo

Citi is providing buyside traders an algorithm designed to help them trade at the market opening and during the first 15 minutes of trading.