Commentary

Irene Aldridge

Insights: MiFID II and the End of Brokerages As We Know Them

Technology is certainly not only enabling the requirements of transparency, it is also leveling the field as far as investors are concerned, making broker-shopping easy, argues Irene Aldridge.

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Nasdaq Hints at Court Battle With SEC Over IEX’s Application

Exchange says courts would reject a recent move by regulators - Raises stakes in battle over IEX’s 350-microsecond speed bump.

Ex-Barclays Trader Lied to FBI, Changed Story in Libor Case

Mathew says his boss pressured him to mislead bank lawyers and he denies charges of conspiring to fix benchmark rate.

Top Currency Traders Warn White House Race May Echo Brexit Chaos

Campaign trail rhetoric foreshadows dollar volatility ahead - policies on trade, currency manipulation may weaken greenback.

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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.

In the CARDS

FINRA's use of broker data to protect investors is under attack: Are they protecting investors or covering for bad brokers?

Structural Changes in Canada

More change is coming to the equity trading markets of the Great White North.

SEC Approves BATS Merger

It's all but official now - BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge Holdings will become a unified company.

Buyside Welcomes FINRA Query

Institutional investors welcome the equities market regulator's probe on broker-dealer order routing methodology.

Beware of New Rules

Understanding the likely form of new rules-like Regulation SCI - is essential for traders and investment firms so they can prepare for their inevitable implementation.

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