Commentary

Craig Viani

Aggregation Aggravation

In this final "Tales from the Dark Side," Greenwich's Craig Viani examines how venue proliferation has driven the need for algo aggregation, and brought to light the challenges in accessing non-displayed liquidity via an intermediary.

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Quantlab Wins Speed Trading Code-Theft Trial Against Rivals

Quantlab Technologies Ltd. won $12.2 million in damages from rivals who used stolen high-frequency trading code to found SXP Analytics LLC.

Barclays to Pay $115 Million to Settle ISDAfix Manipulation

Barclays Plc agreed to pay $115 million to resolve claims it attempted to manipulate a key interest-rate benchmark two years after a Commodity Futures Trading Commission investigation was made public.

Division of Trading and Markets' Curley Set to Leave SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Peter Curley, associate director for clearance and settlement in the Division of Trading and Markets, is leaving the agency later this month.

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.

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