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Tim Quast
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We're All HFTs Now

In this guest commentary, author Tim Quast looks back at the history of HFT and how the market has evolved to where many firms now fit the definition of high-frequency trader.

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Principal Global Investors Selects Visible Alpha and ITG for Research Valuation and Payment Admin

PGI’s via Visible Alpha and ITG, can provide its clients with corporate access events, set up custom valuation frameworks for their interactions with brokers and research providers and oversee payment of these interactions.

Trade Informatics Analysis Supports SEC Tick Size Pilot Program

Vendor reports median implicit costs for the control group fell for first full 11 months of pilot.

IMP Joins the UnaVista Partner Programme as an Implementation Partner in North America

The two firms unite under the goal of helping their clients meet the January 3, 2018 deadline for operational and regulatory compliance with MIFIR transaction reporting.

Articles

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.