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Joanna Fields
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Navigating Cybersecurity on a Stretch of "Regulatory Rapids"

In this shared commentary, Aplomb Strategies writes that when considering a firm’s governance structure, a holistic approach makes the most sense.

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Growth in Low-Touch U.S. Equity Trading Stalls at 33%

Just as the death of the human trader was over-publicized, so was the pronouncement that low-touch trading was going away too. But what is the state of low-touch trading in the current market structure? And how will upcoming regulations, such as MiFID II affect trading.

SEC Names JPMorgan's Redfearn as Director of Division of Trading and Markets

Wall Street sees one of its own named to one of the regulator's top watchdog positions.

Traders Put Biggest Priority as Finding Alternative Sources of Liquidity

In a report shared with Traders Magazine, WBR Digital said that finding alternative methods to source liquidity was highlighted as the biggest priority in the 2017 WBR Digital & Equities Leaders Summit. But there were other areas highlighted too.

Alt Data Integrates on Trading Desks

Seamless access is coming to an EMS near you.

Mizuho Americas Adds Program and Electronic Trading Desk

Mizuho Americas announced the establishment of Program Trading and Electronic Trading to complement the equity offerings of its securities division. It has also named the group's new heads.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: At The Speed of Light

Where have yesterday’s automated market makers gone? Did they just disappear like the dinosaurs? Or have they evolved into something else – high-frequency traders? Today's Flashback Friday looks back at the history of market makers.

OTC Exchange Lands DV Trading as Liquidity Provider

DV Trading, a leading market maker, will support Foreign Exchange liquidity provision in relevant currency pairs on OTCXN’s network.

Object Trading Selects BSO to Enhance DMA Platform

In addition to the underlying interconnectivity between the eight data centres providing co-located DMA to the world’s largest exchanges, including ICE, CME and Eurex, BSO will also provide network infrastructure management.

XTX Markets to Opt In as a Systematic Internaliser

XTX Markets announces it intends to opt-in as a Systematic Internaliser (‘SI’) following the implementation of MiFID II.

Deutsche Bank Exposes Code to Public

The German bank has decided to share over 100 lines of code in a bid to help create a industry standard for trading.

Navigating Systematic Internalisation

In this guest blog from Vela, tracking and accessing liquidity in the post-MiFID II landscape will be challenging is examined, particularly under the revised Systematic Internaliser (SI) regime.

ITG Announces Partnership to Form Matrix Holding Group

The venture is expected to launch in Q1 2018, subject to receipt of required regulatory approvals and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Rethinking Pre-Trade: Brokers re-write the rules of pre-trade cost analysis

When evaluating the trade process, the brokers and now independent vendors are carefully helping the buyside dissect each piece to see where the best value, highest alpha and least amount of risk lay. But one thing remains – the importance of performing a thorough pre-trade examination.

Citi and Goldman Sachs Lead US Fixed Income Share Leaders

The vast majority of fixed-income trading volume and revenue is still captured by the six dealers that make up the list of the 2017 Greenwich Share Leaders - starting with the largest brokers.

The End of an Era?

Has the day of the high-frequency trader and his hyper fast strategies seen its last days? Or will he evolve into something else and live to trade another day?