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Dr. John Bates

Anyone for Tea and Sympathy with Beleaguered HFT Firms?

Guest columnist John Bates wonders if anyone feels bad for the high-frequency trading firms that are now facing lawsuits, sluggish markets and regulators.

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Can Barclays Dark Pool Regain Its Near Top Ranking?

Barclays Plc will never recover its second-place ranking among U.S. dark pool operators because a lawsuit alleging it lied to customers has permanently damaged its reputation, according to Sanford C. Bernstein Ltd.

Wells Fargo Shuts Dark Pool on Volume Drought

Plagued by light investor demand and competition from other major alternative trading venues such as Crossfinder and Liquidnet, Wells Fargo the company announced late last week it was closing the pool.

What Dark Pool Problems and Spreadsheet Errors Have in Common

So what do dark pools, the bond market and spreadsheets have in common? Columnist Matt Levine takes a look at all in today's guest commentary.

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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