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David Weisberger

A Look at H.R. 1216 - The "Maker Taker Conflict of Interest REFORM Act"

While a pilot program focused on the most liquid stocks is not a bad idea, guest commentator David Weisberger said the notion of price controls as a singular solution, is.

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Swaps Pioneer Masters to Lead Virtual-Currency Startup

Former senior JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive Blythe Masters is heading a crypto-currency startup that aims to overhaul the way traded assets are settled and recorded.

BATS Global Markets Closes HotSpot FX Purchase

It's official - BATS Global markets now is the bonafide owner of foreign exchange venue HotSpot FX from KCG holdings.

FXCM Aims for FastMatch, Lucid Stake Sale to Repay Loan

FXCM Inc., the currency brokerage nearly ruined in January by the Swiss franc’s surge, is seeking to sell its stakes in three trading businesses as it grapples with repaying an emergency loan.

Articles

Once Burned, Twice Shy

Continued adoption of electronic FX trading is increasing demand for performance measurement while providing the necessary execution data to calculate it.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Over the past year, the liquidity in emerging currencies grew in fits and starts quarter to quarter. Traders asked FX veterans for their outlook on the next 12 months.

The Right Tool For The FX Job

As FX trading takes off inside buyside firms, OMS vendors are addressing the specialized needs of trading foreign exchange.

Taking a Closer Look

Wary of competing algorithms, some heads of foreign-exchange trading desks are rethinking their high-frequency trading practices.

Increasing Volume & Opportunities

New trading venues, HFT and market volatility are fueling the asset class to the head of the pack. Here's why, according to Aite Group's Sang Lee.

Enter the Algo Upstart

Big brokers began offering foreign-exchange trading algorithms five years ago, and now all the major players have an offering. Now a vendor is hoping to upend the status quo with a suite of algorithms it claims will offer better execution.

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