Commentary

David Weisberger

What Should the Tick Size Pilot Be About?

With the debate about 'a 'trade at' proposal in the Small Tick Pilot program raging on, one executive talks about what should be in the actual pilot and what its goal should be - widening spreads or better relating tick sizes to prevailing spreads.

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Barclays Executives Identified in New Dark Pool Complaint

Several Barclays Plc executives were aware that the bank was falsely representing how algorithms in its dark pool worked and how client orders were routed, according to an amended complaint prepared by New York’s attorney general.

Fidelity, BlackRock and Other Fund Managers Set to Launch New Dark Pool

Several buyside firms, including Fidelity Investments, are looking at launching their own equity dark pool. And it could be launched within days, according to several media reports.

UBS Pays Record $14 Million Fine For Dark Pool Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a subsidiary of UBS with disclosure failures and other securities law violations related to the operation and marketing of its dark pool.

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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