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Are Speed-Bumps, Market Structure's "Back to the Future?"

Guest commentator David Weisberger examines the validity of the latest iteration of the speed bump as put forth by CHX and wonders if it is a step backwards.

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CBOE Sells Livevol X Trade Execution Platform to Sterling Trading Tech

Sterling Trading Tech announced the acquisition of Livevol X, a trade execution platform for U.S. equities and options, from CBOE Livevol, a subsidiary of CBOE Holdings, Inc.

InvestCloud Launches Emerald for Robos and Hybrid Wealth Managers

InvestCloud has released Emerald, a new solution for Robo-Advisors and hybrid wealth managers that empowers them with an end-to-end solution for portfolio management, trading, accounting, payments and fee management.

Plato Partnership Completes Deal with Trade Informatics’ PLIA platform

Plato Partnership has signed a collaboration agreement with Trade Informatics PLIA to offer its PLIA counterparty risk assessment platform in Europe. The new platform will be called PLIAPlato as part of this deal.

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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