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Anne Plested
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Bottlenecks Ahead

Anne Plested, head of Fidessa's EU Regulation Change programme, has written a short blog arguing that although we should be thankful that ESMA have taken a pragmatic approach to moving things along, more bottlenecks could appear in the future.

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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.

10 Trends that Shook the Trading Desk

Glitches, order sizes, mergers, dark pools and a more powerful buyside. Our editors take a look at the top stories that had the biggest impact in a non-stop, ever-changing year.

What A Year

When Traders Magazine looks back at 2013 with some distance and a cooler head, we might see it as the year the markets grew accustomed to the turmoil on Wall Street and beyond. In fact, with all the drama, the capital markets chugged along almost as if the outside world did not matter.

Magic Number

How much is too much? Industry officials are starting to worry that the increase in off-board trading will lead to a deterioration in the quality of the U.S. stock market.

Dark Trading Deadline Looms

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is likely to publish a draft of a rule proposal requiring dark pools and internalizers to report their trading volume later this month or in November.

A New Trading Day

A New Trading Day

Coming Out of the Dark

New FINRA regulation would mandate dark traders report trading volumes and bring more transparency to the marketplace

Turning Warriors Into Wall Streeters and More

Here are this month's Editor's Picks for the best and most newsworthy stories covered by Traders Magazine online news. These stories appear in abbreviated form. To read full length items, please visit our wesbite at www.tradersmagazine.com.

More Disclosure Wanted

Buyside traders demand that the Securities and Exchange Commission press exchanges and dark pools for more trade information.

The Great Liquidity Search

Despite slow development, aggregation technology is now making greater strides toward helping investors achieve best execution.