Chicago's Brave New World
Traders Magazine, June 2006
Specialists are out. Market makers are in. The Chicago Stock Exchange, as part of its plan to reinvent itself as an ECN-like utility, is casting aside its decades-old specialist model. Instead it will operate more like Nasdaq with market makers competing against each others in the same stocks. The core of the revitalized exchange-which soon is expected to announce investments from large broker dealers, possibly including Goldman Sachs-is a matching engine.
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