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Dr. John Bates

Anyone for Tea and Sympathy with Beleaguered HFT Firms?

Guest columnist John Bates wonders if anyone feels bad for the high-frequency trading firms that are now facing lawsuits, sluggish markets and regulators.

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KCG Said to Seek at Least $300 Million for HotSpot Unit

KCG Holdings Inc., the trading firm formed in the aftermath of Knight Capital Group Inc.’s near collapse, is seeking at least $300 million for its currencies unit, people with knowledge of the matter said.

ITG Integrates Triton EMS with State Street's FX System

ITG's execution management system will now give the buyside access to the foreign exchange market, allowing traders to use the firm's EMS system to tap into State Street's currency book of business.

Big Banks Grab 53 Percent of FX Market Share, Can Climb Higher

Big banks are getting bigger - in the foreign exchange trading markets. But how big?

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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