Commentary

Annette Nazareth and Jeffrey T. Dinwoodie

The Marketplace Awaits Regulation SCI

Davis Polk's Annette Nazareth and Jeffrey Dinwoodie review Reg SCI, its implications, costs and how the rulemaking may be an interesting window into the SEC's future steps in market structure.

Traders Poll

In light of the recent job cut announcements from Liquidnet and KCG, are there more layoffs to come to the brokerage space?



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Linedata Targets Hedge Funds with Upgraded Compliance Suite

Linedata has unveiled the latest version of its Global Hedge platform, which includes pre-trade compliance, data management and enhanced regulatory tools for hedge fund managers.

UTP SIP Committee Selects NASDAQ as Administrator

The UTP Securities Information Processor (SIP) Operating Committee has selected NASDAQ as the UTP SIP Administrator.

Citi Launches Total Touch Equities Trading Offering in Europe

Just like in the U.S., Citi is launching Total Touch, its block equities offering designed to make it more efficient for institutional investors to execute block trades in the European market.

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.

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