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David Weisberger
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Are Speed-Bumps, Market Structure's "Back to the Future?"

Guest commentator David Weisberger examines the validity of the latest iteration of the speed bump as put forth by CHX and wonders if it is a step backwards.

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SEC’s Piwowar Wants Exchange Fee Pilot Enacted

The exchanges might be losing or seeing a critical source of revenue trimmed, if the Securities and Exchange Commission’s acting head has something to say about it.

When was the last “Air Raid”? (Or: Why wait to eliminate the Order Protection Rule?)

David Weisberger of Exquam looks at the history of how the Order Protection Rule came to be a part of Regulation NMS and why he feels it's time to eliminate it.

Baymarkets Launches Clarity Platform for RegTech Solution Delivery

Baymarkets announced its new Clarity system - a platform for agile development of client specific solutions aimed at institutions active in the Financial Markets, such as banks, brokers, exchanges & trading venues and clearing houses.

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.