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Gary Stone
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Challenges Begin for Implementing New SEC Liquidity Management Rules

A month after the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted the Investment Company Act rule 22e-4, fund managers are still digesting its implications.

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Brexit Bashing from Brussels to Backfire?

With political smoke signals from all sides pointing towards hard Brexit, Rob Boardman, European CEO of equities broker ITG, argues why it is not in Europe’s interest to cut economic ties with the City.

Fund Managers Find Little Value in Broker Research

Nearly two-thirds, 61%, of fund managers said they find little or no value in broker research, according to new research. This is not encouraging for current providers as new regulations will force the buyside to pay for research and assess its value.

The CFTC (Still) Wants Your Intellectual Property

Given today’s level of competition, market participants view source code as the key to their success.The firm of Crow and Cushman discusses the implications of Reg AT and how it affects traders.

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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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