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David Weisberger

Is Rule 606 Broken?

Is Rule 606 hopelessly outdated and broken? RegOne's Weisberger examines the regulation and whether or not it is outdated and fails to require disclosure of the vast majority of all routing.

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Is Rule 606 busted? Should It be fixed or scrapped altogether?



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European Dark-Pool Equity Trading Limits Won’t Work, Ferber Says

Limits on European dark pools will not work in their current form, according to the parliamentarian with a key role in implementing them. A survey from London Stock Exchange Group Plc suggests he’s right.

The New Breed of Algos That Hunt HFT Predators, Find Liquidity and Boost Transparency

In this gallery of Algo Updates, we look at the features that traders demand in their broker-provided formulas.

Block-Hunting Algorithm May Portend European Dark Pools’ Future

European policy makers want to make dark pools revert to their original purpose as places for trading blocks of stocks, rather than venues that break orders into tiny slivers. Algorithms may help turn that goal into reality.

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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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