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David Weisberger
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The False Dichotomy of Active vs Passive Management

Forward-thinking asset managers can rewrite the rules of management to provide hybrid portfolios that combine the benefits of both active and passive strategies by leveraging quantitative techniques.

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Globalized Capital Markets Demand a Globalized Solution to Regulations

In this special opinion piece, Ralph Achkar writes that clashes in regional rules make capital market regulations on a global level something of a mess and increases the costs of complying with these differing regulations. But, he says it doesn’t have to be that way.

Bringing Sexy Back…to FIX

In a new blog called "Bringing Sexy Back...to FIX," Trading Technologies CTO Drew Shields talks about the modern twist on the boring service of FIX, which they're called FIX-as-a-Service, or "FaaS."

MiFID II - Where Will All The Research Analysts Go?

In this guest commentary, Convergex's Eric Noll talks about the implications of MiFD II compliance, solutions and asks the question just what will happen to the research analyst.

The Buyside is Taking the Bull by the Horns—In-sourcing Trade Execution

Guest commentator Nick Savona discusses that if hiring levels are an indication, the buyside is taking the bull by the horns, as it were, by in-sourcing trade execution.

The Case for the CHX Acquisition - Part 2

In this second installment, one CHX board member discusses how connecting with China via acquisition will also benefit the Windy city and its inhabitants.

TRADING THE WEEK: Limited Upside Despite Sentiment

In this week's outlook and review, Traders Magazine found that trading in the equity markets was quiet last week and could drift higher looking ahead as bullish sentiment remains. However, any moves higher would likely be on thin trade.

Traders Like Trump

The election of a non-establishment U.S. president and a healthier de-levered consumer are expected to push the economy and stock market higher this year.

No Action Sometimes Is the Better Course of Action

According to guest Blogger Christian Voigt, sometimes the best thing to do when regulating a market is not to rush but rather to take a pause and assess the potential impact first.

The False Dichotomy of Active vs Passive Management

Forward-thinking asset managers can rewrite the rules of management to provide hybrid portfolios that combine the benefits of both active and passive strategies by leveraging quantitative techniques.

SEC Moves to Amend Circuit Breaker Rules

In this commentary, one buysider talks about the unintended consequences of the market circuit breakers and potential fixes that stop the side effects of the rules - such as reduced price visibility and the prevention of a security from recovering after a sharp price drop.

Capital Markets are Primed for Cloud Data Delivery

According to report author Terry Roche, who interviewed a select group of senior executives at both buy- and sell-side firms for the study, the time is ripe for the market data delivery paradigm to be changed via a cloud model

The Stock Trader’s First Commandment

Nicholas Colas,chief market strategist at Convergex, a global brokerage company based in New York, says that "thou shalt not short a new high” might as well be the stock trader’s first commandment. However, that doesn’t mean go along with every rally, even as one as powerful as the one we have in US stocks right now.

The Case for the CHX Acquisition

In this contributed comment, one CHX board member discusses how connecting with China via acquisition will actually benefit America from a market structure perspective.

Not All Tails Wag the Dog

In this guest blog, Fidessa's Christian Voigt discusses the issues surrounding clock synchronization under the new MiFID II RTS 25 regime.

Do Tweets 'Trump' Data and Move Markets?

Wall Street is paying particularly close attention to Trump’s tweets for one simple reason: they move markets.

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