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Colt's Hutchinson Says US Firms Should Follow Europe's MiFID II Preparations

In a conversation with Traders Magazine, Colt Technology Services' Julie Hutchinson discussed the widespread ramifications of MiFID II on European securities trading. She also said that while only a Euro-centric regulation, US firms should take heed and prepare - soon.

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Aquis Technologies Joins with LiquidMatrix to Offer Trade Analytics

Aquis surveillance customers gain access to LiquidMetrix's trade cost analysis tools.

FPGAs Can Help Latency Sensitive Traders Achieve Better Executions

In this Q&A with Traders Magazine, Louie De Luna, Director of Marketing at ALDEC, talks about trading technologies such as Field Programmable Gate Arrays, software and latency issues and how his firm looks to help high-frequency and other speed-dependent traders in their quest to achieve best execution.

NEX Group Receives CFTC Registration for NEX SEF Limited

NEX SEF will allow customers to trade Non-Deliverable Forwards (NDFs) on the EBS Market platform. The new SEF is expected to have on-boarded customers and be live for trading in the second quarter of financial year 2017/2018.

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.

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.