This paper by Fidessa's Steve Grob looks at high and low touch trading in capital markets and how they are morphing to meet the practical realities of participants today.
Are you ready, financially or otherwise, for the upcoming slew of new regulations and mandates given by the market regulators
- Could use more time
- Could use more money
In this Bloomberg Tradebook blog, the authors argue that dark pools have diverged from their original intent with different pools benefiting different types of traders; some pools are better for large blocks that may take longer to get done, while others o?er a substantial amount of readily available liquidity.
In this contributed article, guest commentator Nick Savona discusses the merits of developing an auction model marketplace where relationships between the buy- and sell-side are rebuilt and achieve a common goal - best execution.
Now that the Federal Reserve is out of the way -- for now -- traders can get back to trading for reasons other than speculating whether the central bank will raise rates sooner or later compared with market expectations.
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.