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Ronald Jordan
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Understanding Your Data is No Longer Optional

In this contributed article from Global Markets Advisory Group, the advisory discusses the importance of data and how organizations should augment existing skill sets and capabilities to add a data-focused perspective to their operating fabric.

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Do you expect SEC Chairman Jay Clayton to push for regulation in the cryptocurrency issuance and trading markets?

Yes

74%

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5%

The CFTC will push for regulation

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US Managers Should Prepare for MiFID II Now!

If a large portion of the global investment management community is going to provide additional transparency to EU clients, then U.S. asset owners will soon demand the same. All U.S. managers should begin preparations, even if they are currently “outside the scope.”

Use of Smart Beta Rises, but with Geographic Differences and Education Gaps

Outlook for future use of smart beta is strong in U.S., U.K. and Canada, yet advisors still skeptical and looking for more information.

Why Investing in Digital Currencies Like Bitcoin Is So Dangerous...

In this shared article from Consumer Reports, the focus on the dangers of crypto-investing is thoroughly examined.

With The Introduction of QDD, Will Tax Compliance Get Even More Taxing?

Just when banks may think they have met all of their fiscal and regulatory obligations for the New Year (including the hotly- debated IRS 871(m) requirements), yet a new one arises.

Is it FINALLY time to Turn on the Lights? (to analyze order routing)

In this guest commentary, ViableMkts continues to advocate that routing brokers should be required to show statistics per routed venue, broken out by order type.

Wall Street Is Embroiled in a War Over Data — and It’s Having an Impact on Americans’ Savings

In this guest opinion piece, Kirsten Wegner, CEO of the Modern Markets Initiative notes the higher costs charged by the exchanges for data are hurting average Americans right in their retirement wallets.

WFE Calls for Global Fintech Standards

Exchange-industry body issues seven design principles for regulators.

Seeking Clarity on MiFID II Inducement Trading Rules

The EU regulation, which took effect on Jan. 3, could draw scrutiny to execution services and tools that are sponsored by brokers, such as order management and execution management systems as well as trade analytics.

Greenwich Associates Names Top Market Structure Trends for 2018

In a new report shared with Traders Magazine, Greenwich Associates sees regulatory change and the importance of data and analytics impacting trading venues, investors, dealers, and those that support them.

Divi - a Future Proof Cryptocurrency

Geoff McCabe, co-founder of The Divi Project, shares his thoughts on the new cryptocurrency he's helping to create to combat the shortfalls of bitcoin and other coinage.

ETF Inflows Break 2016 Record and Hit Nearly $500B in 2017

Twenty seventeen was a year for the record books when it came to exchange-traded fund inflows.

Incentivizing a Better Market

In this blog from IEX, the exchange announces a first-of-its-kind fee that is designed to improve all trading, including the experience of displayed orders - the Signal Fee.

Will MiFID II Lead Research Providers To Start Up Funds?

As MiFID II is now officially in operation, a few research firms are trying to prove their stock picking ability by launching funds, ETFs and other investment vehicles based on their research calls.

Agecroft’s Top Hedge Fund Industry Trends for 2018

Agecroft Partners' Don Steinbrugge shared with Traders Magazine his 9th annual hedge fund industry predictions for the New Year.

New ITG Survey Finds Buyside Expects More Blocks, Off-Exchange Liquidity Under MiFID II

After what seems like an eternity, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) is now a reality and in force. So, what does the buyside expect as these sweeping regulations come into play?