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Ian Domowitz

Liquidity "Crisis" Presents a Strategy Opportunity

Liquidity is out there, but the cost of liquidity has moved up and that’s made life difficult for people trying to be nimble in the markets.

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Mawer Investment Management Adopts Markit TCA

The Canadian investment management firm will use the analytics solution for its operations.

Broker Commissions for US Equity Trades Remain Flat at $9.65B: Report

A new Greenwich Associates survey reveals that e-trading volume has increased as well.

Loeb Hedge Fund Lowers Fees for Slumping Third Point Reinsurer

Management fee will be 1.5%, down from 2%, in five-year pact. Reinsurer trades for less than 2013 initial public offering.

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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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