Commentary

Tim Quast

Lava Cools As Citi Exits ECN Business

As dark pools move into the regulatory light, the real money is in aggregation, not in equity fragmentation.

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Do you expect more ECNs, like LavaFlow, or dark pools to close up due to regulatory pressure?



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Top 2014 Trends: Is This The Last Year of Dark Pools?

Prosecutors and regulators shine light into dark pool waters - what does this mean for the year ahead?

IEX Adopted Kx Systems’ KDB+ For Its Data Platform

The fledgling exchange adopted the Kx Systems solution - back in October 2013, it can be revealed now.

Top 2014 Trends: Waiting for Volatility

In a survey, two thirds of respondents said that historically low volatility levels had made investors either “too complacent” or “much too complacent.”

Articles

Once Burned, Twice Shy

Continued adoption of electronic FX trading is increasing demand for performance measurement while providing the necessary execution data to calculate it.

Mixing Soft Dollars and Bitcoin?

A proposal to use the virtual currency for brokerage fees could be too tempting for those in the financial arena.

Buyside Can Now Grade Its Brokers

The buyside can now grade the performance of its brokers, evaluating how the services they provide-such as research, management access or execution-stand up to one another.

EZE Adds TCA

Order and execution management systems vendor Eze Software Group will incorporate Markit's transaction-cost analysis product into its OMS.

Levinson TCA via Charles River

Institutional brokerage S.J. Levinson & Sons and vendor Charles River formed a partnership to distribute Levinson's transaction-cost analysis software through Charles River's trading and portfolio management system.

ConvergEx Offers Real-Time TCA on Child Orders

ConvergEx Group has begun to offer clients detailed transaction-cost analysis in real time for every child order sent, not just the initial order.

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