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David Weisberger

Is There a Dark Pool Witch Hunt Going On?

In today's guest commentary, RegOne's David Weisberger takes a look at the evolution of dark pools and the modern day witch hunt that surrounds them.

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It was a good compromise

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The SEC should start over

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S3 Debuts Best Execution Tool for Canadian Brokers

The new trade analytics suite marks the firm's foray into international transparency and reporting.

Euro Unbundling Reforms Will Hurt Equity Research Provision and the Buyside

The recent spate of equity market reforms to unbundle commissions or separate research payments from trades, looks to have more negative effects than positive, according to a recent research piece from Greenwich Associates.

Buyside Algo Trading Volume Falls Amid Commission Wallet Contraction

For the first time in five years, algorithmic executions by buysiders have declined as commission spend has dropped off.

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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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