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MiFID II Reaches Across the Pond: Is This the Calm Before the Storm?

Despite the view that MiFID II is a European regulation, US investment managers are experiencing disruption as they align their research payment and execution practices with the influential standard.

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As the SEC Tick Pilot is soon to expire, in your opinion, was it a solid fact finding mission or folly?



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OCC Enhances Resilience with Regulatory Approval of Recovery and Wind Down Tools

In this shared blog, OCC discusses how its recovery tools and proposed recovery and orderly wind-down (RWD) plan can help successfully manage extreme market disruptions in future financial crises.

OCC Cleared Contract Volume Up 10 Percent in August

Equity options volume is up 17 percent in August and up 22 percent year-to-date.

Vestmark Announces Options Trading and Risk Management Capabilities

The latest VestmarkONE module enables advisors to scale options trading by eliminating the need to trade options account by account.

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CBOE Set to Trade Weeklies

The Chicago Board of Options Exchange has set an April 10 date for the trading of options with a weekly expiration date.

Anatomy of an ETF Challenger

Warburg Pincus is acquiring asset manager Source with eyes for more growth down the road in the ETF market space.

A Bright Future For Swapping Futures

While no one expects swaps futures to take over the OTC swaps market, a movement of 5 percent of the massive OTC swaps volume would be a huge win for futures market.

The Big Data Edge for Hedge Funds

The term "big data" has been around for some time, but questions remain exactly how hedge funds and other buysiders exploit the vast stores of data that has never been available to them in the past, which continue to grow each day.

Game Time

With 17 newly minted swaps execution facilities now live, and looming regulatory deadlines that will push more trading to SEFs, 2014 is expected to be the year the industry redesigned by the Dodd-Frank Act begins to really take shape.

CBOE Bets On Volatility Trading

Leveraging the popularity of its CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the Chicago Board Options Exchange closed 2013 with a spate of activity that has included introducing several new volatility products and expanding its trading hours to accommodate European trading.