Commentary

David Weisberger

Does Exchange Fragmentation Really Hurt the Equity Market?

In today's commentary, RegOne's David Weisberger looks back at the "good old days" when there were two exchanges. He said this setup was not necessarily that good and, despite the fear of the unknown, technology and venue competition generally lead to progress.

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Given that there are over two dozen equity exchanges currently, would it be better to have fewer?




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Asset Managers Not Confident In Accuracy of Performance Data: Survey

In survey of asset managers that represent $22.5 trillion in assets under management, questions remain about the accuracy of their investment performance figures.

Ninety Percent of Institutions Use TCA to Find Alpha, Measure Trade Performance

Trade Cost Analysis (TCA) is among the top tools the buyside is using to improve its alpha generation - and trade effectiveness.

Abel/Noser Launches New Compliance Tool for Exchanges and Brokers

Brokers and exchanges are faced with constantly changing and increasingly demanding compliance requirements, so Abel Noser has announced a new suite of solutions designed to help these players stay ahead of regulations and regulators.

Articles

Structural Changes in Canada

More change is coming to the equity trading markets of the Great White North.

Omega ATS's New Lynx Venue Opens for Business

Canada's Omega ATS has opened its second trading venue in the Great White North -Lynx ATS. After receiving final approval and making all the tweaks and getting its trading technology in order, the new venue is officially open for business.

PDQ Opens New Institutional Desk

PDQ ATS is looking to get into the institutional trading business and has started an institutional equities group to get the buyside's business and its bigger trades. And it has hired two new ex-exchange pros to help get the new venture going.

The Dark Pool Rises

The dark markets have become so efficient that the costs of execution and market impact are lower than at the display markets, where take fees are highest and market impact is most significant.

Dark Pool Trade Size Down

Traders believe dark pools have entered a "mature phase" and use them to avoid "toxic liquidity" from high-frequency trading firms, but the size of trades in those pools is getting smaller. These are among a few findings from a new report published by market research firm Celent.

Fragmentation Stirs Ire

Industry professionals took the opportunity to gripe about the proliferation of stock exchanges at this year's Security Industry and Financial Markets Association market structure conference.

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