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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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Debating Market Data

The Investors' Exchange launched the latest salvo in the fight between exchange operators and clients over market data access fees.

The Rise of the 'Federated' Desk

As more asset managers adopt centralized trading desks in the name of efficiency, they could be robbing Peter to pay Paul.

ALGO UPDATE: Pragma Enhances Pairs and Block Trading

Pragma Securities has recently unveiled new block trading and pairs capabilities for the Pragma360 Suite for equities, namely the Pairs 2.0 algorithm and the release of conditional order inclusion and functionality in its algos.

Traders Like Trump

The election of a non-establishment U.S. president and a healthier de-levered consumer are expected to push the economy and stock market higher this year.

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.

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.

Is the Maker-Taker Pilot DOA?

In this guest commentary, FlexTrade reports that after more than a decade of debate, regulators are poised to finally act on a pilot for maker-or-taker pricing.

The Stock Trader’s First Commandment

Nicholas Colas,chief market strategist at Convergex, a global brokerage company based in New York, says that "thou shalt not short a new high” might as well be the stock trader’s first commandment. However, that doesn’t mean go along with every rally, even as one as powerful as the one we have in US stocks right now.

Auction Imbalance Data Affects Traders

Nearly three of every four traders are watching real-time trading imbalance data and add that it can influence how they trade into the close.

Legg Mason Plans New ETF - ClearBridge Fund

Legg Mason has filed for an actively managed ETF sub-advised by one of its affiliates, ClearBridge Investments.

Bats Connects to Buy Side

In Europe, asset managers will have direct access to trade blocks on the exchange.

Making MIFID II Manageable

In this contributed article, Nasdaq authors examine the trade reporting obligations under Mifid II, particularly as it relates to ARMs and APAs.

How Has Currency Affected Portfolio Risk?

In its new survey, “FX Trumps Correlation,” Axioma takes a look at how currency effects dominated portfolio risk in the aftermath of the US presidential election as well as other major market events in 2016, such as Brexit and the Fed rate hike.

U.S. Managers Eye Unbundling

MiFID II's research unbundling requirement is having a noticeable effect on the other side of the Atlantic as many US asset managers look to purchase broker research directly instead of through commissions.

Tick Pilot Delivers Early Results

With four months of Tick Pilot's 24-month duration completed, the pilot's winners and losers are clear to see, according to a recent presentation made by the Securities Traders Association.

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