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Ronald Jordan
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Understanding Your Data is No Longer Optional

In this contributed article from Global Markets Advisory Group, the advisory discusses the importance of data and how organizations should augment existing skill sets and capabilities to add a data-focused perspective to their operating fabric.

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Do you expect SEC Chairman Jay Clayton to push for regulation in the cryptocurrency issuance and trading markets?

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5%

The CFTC will push for regulation

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CME Group Announces New Heads of Sales for Europe and Asia

CME Group announced it has expanded its international client development and sales efforts with two senior sales appointments in Europe and Asia.

Former SEC Branch Chief Jim Curtis Joins Dechert as Counsel in Washington

Leading global law firm Dechert LLP announced Jim Curtis has joined the firm as counsel in the corporate and securities practice group where he will focus on permanent capital. He is based in Washington, DC.

ON THE MOVE: Goldman Nabs Hibbert; Weingarten CEO at SageTrader

In this week's On The move, there is movement at the bulge brokers while one independent gets a new CEO. Other moves at CME, Citadel and FlexTrade punctuate a busy post-President's day holiday weekend.

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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.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Becoming a Superpower-GETCO's Looks to Knight's Wholesale and Retail Businesses as Keys to Growth

In this week's FLASHBACK FRIDAY lookback, we revisit 2013 when market maker GETCO was looking to drive it business forward in a stagnant commission rate and highly competitive market making environment. In exploring its limited options, GETCO opted to purchase Knight. Seemed a like a good match – but was it?

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