Larry Tabb, founder of TABB Group responded to U.S. Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, disagreeing with conclusions Levin shared in his July 15th letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, asking that she ban payment for order flow.
Boston Fed President Rosengren said broker regulation needs a major re-examination to prevent funding shortfalls during a crisis. Do you agree?
Buyside firms need to leverage technology to stop writing checks to HFT firms with clients money.
Cost cutting has become a fact of life everyday on Wall Street and especially in the equities markets where commissions have been stagnant for years. While staffing, broker lists and electronic pre-trade services have all been trimmed, now is the time to look at the post-trade side of things and use the FIX Protocol to do so, according to one vendor.
Columnist Matt Levine takes a look at how stock tips, among other information, can be shared by two people anytime - especially when they're playing golf at the same country club.
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.
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.
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.
High-frequency traders and supporters claim that HFT is helpful to the equity market. The data presents a starkly different story.
Once the fight for new regulations settled down, an unintended victor has emerged: the data and data systems used by today's traders.
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.