Firms are discovering there is a strong business need for accurate real-time positional data across their organizations. Sapient's Duncan Cooper says access to such data would maximize investment opportunities and ensure that a firm can be fully invested. For some, an Investment Book of Records (IBOR) addresses that need.
Should ATS' be required to publicly disclosure certain information, such as order routing, order types, venue selection methodology, etc.
Companies seeking to push exchange- traded funds into the almost $6 trillion U.S. market for actively managed stock funds are starting to gain traction with regulators after a long delay.
The former ETF team at KCG Holdings is close to signing with Cantor Fitzgerald, according to Bloomberg.
KCG Holdings, the new company formed by the merger of Knight Capital Group and Getco LLC, parted ways with the leaders of its listed derivatives unit.
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.