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David Weisberger
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The False Dichotomy of Active vs Passive Management

Forward-thinking asset managers can rewrite the rules of management to provide hybrid portfolios that combine the benefits of both active and passive strategies by leveraging quantitative techniques.

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Buy Side to Brokers: 'Show Me Some Love'

The best way for a broker to prove their value to a buy-side trader is to simply pick up the phone and reach out. In other words, show the buy-side some love. Now.

ON THE MOVE: IHSMarkit Loses Pro; ITG Gets New Quant Research Head

In this week's On the Move, moves at the CFTC and an executive from Finra get things started while one 30 year market structure veteran departs IHS Markit to start his own firm. Also, a few moves at the brokers round out the week.

Instinet Adds Research Search Function to its CSA Platform

Instinet announced it is helping buy-side traders better manage their commission dollars and spend by adding two new tools to its Plazma online account management platform: Vendor Search and Credit Tracker.

ALGO UPDATE: BTIG Offers New Benchmark Market on Close Algorithm

Increasingly, traders are waiting until the final minutes of the day to trade. Liquidity is more plentiful. Spreads are tighter. That’s the motivation behind agency-broker BTIG’s newest algorithm – the benchmark market on close algorithm.

INTL FCStone Financial Ranks as Top International OTC Equity Market Maker

Florida-based NTL FCStone Financial ranked as the #1 market maker in 2016 for international securities traded over-the-counter, as well as ranking #1 by dollar value for approximately 2,500 securities, according to Bloomberg rankings.

ITG Launches POSIT & POSIT Alert for Thailand

Block trading is coming to The Land of Smiles. Thailand marks the 11th country in the Asia Pacific region and the 37th country globally where ITG's POSIT Alert block crossing is now available.

Robo-Advisory Maturing

The rapid maturity of digital-advice technologies will reach the highest strata of wealth management in 2017, according to industry analysis firm Aite Group.

Visible Alpha Acquires ONEaccess and Now Offers Sell-Side Content

Visible Alpha has purchased ONEaccess, a corporate access, resource tracking and broker valuation platform with more than 185 contributing sell-side firms and 150 buy-side client firms.

Even in Tick Pilot Stocks, Liquidity Comes at a Price

The Tick Size Pilot Program has resulted in increased liquidity for included small-cap stocks—but that comes at a price, according to the latest study from ITG.

ON THE MOVE: Mizuho Hires Pair of Pros as BTIG Lands Carley for FICC Unit

In this week On The Move, two brokers bulk up their desks with senior hires while the CFTC gets a new interim Chairman. Also, UBS loses its head of prime brokerage sales.

Convergex Prime Brokerage Services Added Over $1 Billion In New Client Assets During 2016

Convergex announced that in 2016, its Prime Brokerage business added new clients with a collective total of over $1 billion in assets.

Aperio Group to Implement Linedata’s Investment Management Trading Solutions

Linedata snags a new client for its financial management products suite.

Using “Market Randomness” for an Investing Advantage

In this contributed white paper from newly-formed brokerage tastyworks, the firm shares its thoughts on te differences between passive investing and active investing and how "market randomness" can be used to gain a trading advantage.

Clearpool Rebrands Itself and Launches New Corporate Identity

Clearpool unveils their new corporate identity with a new website and logo as part of a corporate rebranding initiative announced today.

ON THE MOVE: Northern Trust Hires Blackbourn; Invesco Adds Isaac

In this week's On the Move, two senior executives are appointed in Europe to lead their respective firm's desks while one New York-based clearing firm adds a business development head.

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