In this final "Tales from the Dark Side," Greenwich's Craig Viani examines how venue proliferation has driven the need for algo aggregation, and brought to light the challenges in accessing non-displayed liquidity via an intermediary.
Is the approved SEC Tick Size Pilot Program meet your expectations for what it should be?
- It was a good compromise
- The SEC should start over
Deutsche Boerse AG is creating a joint venture with two Chinese exchanges to offer yuan-denominated instruments, giving European investors increased access to the worlds second-largest economy.
BATS Global Markets just beefed up its exchange trade funds (ETF) business, luring an NYSE executive to join its business.
Exchange-traded funds have gotten so big that they often influence trading in individual stocks, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said.
For years, exchange-traded fund trading volume surged. Now, its slumping too. Nasdaq, NYSE and BATS are now slugging it out with incentives, new order types and a new ETF-focused exchange to resuscitate trading.
The major exchange operators are in pitched battle to win market share and build up volume of trading in exchanged-traded funds.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is set to decide by Dec. 8 whether to approve proposals by the Nasdaq Stock Market and NYSE Arca to permit sponsors of exchange-traded funds to pay broker-dealers for making a market in their securities.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch plans to expand the number of exchange-traded funds traded by its ETF-specific algo. Known as ETF-aXe, the two-year-old algo currently trades 300 ETFs. The new editions could include funds that go beyond just U.S. stocks.
With the current volatility of the equities markets, investors know they need to have exposure to bonds, but they often desire the ease and liquidity of equities, which can be provided by exchange-traded funds. Customers want fixed-income safety and stock convenience, which has driven PIMCO-the don of bonds-into the world of ETFs.