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John D'Antona Jr.
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June 2014

Direct Edge Looks to Implement Standard Identifier on EDGX

By John D'Antona Jr.

Exchange operator Direct Edge announced today that is simplifying the way the buyside codes its order flow.

ALGO UPDATE: UBS Brings Low-Touch Trading to Derivatives

By John D'Antona Jr.

UBS has launched a new algorithm trading platform designed to handle more complicated equity derivatives and their strategies. The bulge firm's goal - make the trading of more complex Over-The-Counter derivatives as simple as trading cash equities.

FX REPORT: Trade Cost Analysis Coming to the Currency Markets

By John D'Antona Jr.

After years of being a staple in the equities markets from several firms, TCA as a measurement tool is about hit the currency trading markets. That's the opinion of market consultancy Aite Group, which predicts in its latest report that the dawn of the FX TCA industry has just arrived.

Clearing: Is T+2 Finally Coming to America?

By John D'Antona Jr.

A shorter trading cycle is coming to Europe and is already a way of life in Germany and Asia, but a similar shift in the U.S. faces its own set of concerns.

Working With Emerging Brokers

By Phil Albinus

As pension funds move to use the services of minority and woman-owned brokerages, the buyside must move beyond the old-boy network of firms to include emerging brokers.

Exchange's Dark Pool Reflection

By Robert Stowsky

Exchanges must look to themselves and not to regulators to increase volume.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: Instinet Promotes a Pair, Mischler Hires Sales/Trading Head

By John D'Antona Jr.

Agency-only broker Instinet named two new executives to senior positions while Miami-based ARCA Capital Investments has hired Jody Giraldo to help cover Latin American investors. Also, Mischler Financial Group, a Service-Disabled Veteran's Owned Broker, hired Marc Stuzynski as its new director, equities sales/trading.