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Tim Quast

Lava Cools As Citi Exits ECN Business

As dark pools move into the regulatory light, the real money is in aggregation, not in equity fragmentation.

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Do you expect more ECNs, like LavaFlow, or dark pools to close up due to regulatory pressure?



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STA of Wisconsin Annual Conference Gallery

A selection of images from this summer's Security Traders Association of Wisconsin Annual Conference.

High School Trader: I Didn’t Trade $72 Million

Mohammed Islam admits the New York Magazine story was made up but the editors insist he is still launching a hedge fund.

On the Move: Scoria Hires Ex-SAC Manager Orenstein

Ted Orenstein has worked with Cohen for the past 12 years and most recently ran a portfolio worth an estimated $500 million to $1 billion.

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Demystifying Dodd-Frank

Commissioner Scott O'Malia of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is on a mission. He says the process of writing new over-the-counter derivative contract rules needs more transparency. Over the past year he has repeatedly called for more roundtables and public comment on how rules are written. Why is this important? Because these rules, among other things, will determine which OTC derivative contracts must go through a clearing process and which ones can continue to use the old bilateral, dealer-to-dealer model.

Stress Factor

Today's traders must manage their emotions in order to reach peak performance.

Instinet Promotes Kellner to CEO

Instinet Promotes Kellner to CEO

The Second Time Around

The Second-Term Mandate: A Q&A with Patrick Armstrong

Top 10 Trading Schools

Traders assembled a deep bench of judges to select the top U.S. universities that produce the most impressive candidates each year in the field of trading.

Mock Joins JonesTrading

A look at the financial industry's prominent hires, promotions and other notable happenings inside Wall Street's trading community.

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