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Lesli Fairchild
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What Next for Traders Saying Goodbye to AOL Instant Messenger?

In this exclusive to Traders Magazine, Lesli Fairchild discusses how the DEC 15 shutdown of AOL Messenger will affect traders and what alternatives are out there.

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FIX Industry Panel: Tech Versatility Must Rise with MiFID II, CAT’s Wild Arrival

FIX Trading Community has shared with Traders Magazine some of the highlights from its recent confab in New York. This winter’s regional meeting raised fresh questions as the industry stares down twin-barreled trade reporting mandates on both sides of the Atlantic—MiFID II and the CAT.

Eze Software, MSCI Partner Roll Out Real-Time Factor Analysis

Now integrated into Eze's system, MSCI’s factor indexes and analytics models can help investment managers understand portfolio movements and market risk, enabling them to build portfolios based on objectives and risk tolerance.

R3’s DLT Corda Now Available Amazon Marketplace

AWS customers can now build and deploy applications for finance and commerce on Corda.

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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.

New Blood

Fresh-faced yet experienced graduates are entering investment firms in strong numbers. Traders looks at this crop of bright young things and the new skills and placing new demands on the buyside.

The New Topic

Some unintended consequences from the credit crisis of 2008 and the regulations that followed have come to light. Also, buyside firms are gathering their traders to rate the research and execution services from the sellside in relentlessly thorough scoring sessions.

A Clear Answer on HFT

High-frequency traders and supporters claim that HFT is helpful to the equity market. The data presents a starkly different story.

Better Data Emerges After Rules Battle

Once the fight for new regulations settled down, an unintended victor has emerged: the data and data systems used by today's traders.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Over the past year, the liquidity in emerging currencies grew in fits and starts quarter to quarter. Traders asked FX veterans for their outlook on the next 12 months.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY GALLERY: New York GMST World Markets Launch Party

In this week's Flashback, Traders Magazine goes back to December 2000 and the New York GMST World Markets Launch Party.

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