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Matthew Streeter

De-risky Business: A Tale of Two Funds

Integrated risk tools are the cornerstone for better trading decisions inside hedge funds.

Traders Poll

Boston Fed President Rosengren said broker regulation needs a “major re-examination” to prevent funding shortfalls during a crisis. Do you agree?



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Caplin Systems Launches FX Mobile Trading App

Caplin Systems, an e-distribution specialist and vendor of single-dealer platform (SDP) technology, launched Caplin FX Mobile. Built in HTML, the new app enables a bank's institutional clients to monitor and manage their currency orders via their smartphones and tablets.

EXCLUSIVE: Up-to-Date OMS Is a Necessity in Today's Trading Markets

In an exclusive to Traders, SunGard's Beau Alexander examines the sellside's cost-cutting and subsequent neglect of its order management system technologies. The end result of having outdated technology, he argues, could be a loss of market share amid an already shrinking commission pie.

Exegy, TMX and FIF Launch Real-Time Message Data Service

Exegy, TMX Datalinx and the Financial Information Forum (FIF) announced today the launch of the first Canadian website to track real-time market data messaging rate.

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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.

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