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2007 Review: A Rocky Regulatory Marriage

The Year in Trading

Traders Magazine, December 2007

Gregory Bresiger

It can be easy to merge. But it is not so easy to make it work. This was the year the promised cost-saving merger between the NASD and NYSE Regulation finally happened. But now regulators, who are normally sensitive about protecting turf, must agree on different trading rules if the merger is to be a success. Part of the goal of the much-ballyhooed regulatory merger is to provide the trading industry with one standard for how customer orders are treated. Indeed, the trading industry, says Richard Ketchum, NYSE Regulation CEO, "deserves to have a single approach."

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