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Jared Dillian
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Was it Worth It?

In this piece from 10th Man, author Jared Dillian discusses how the ETF revolution is less about ETFs and more about indexing; about how people have come to view stocks less as stocks and more as blobs of stocks.

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January 2015

V2 Capital Pursues A Liquid Alternative

By Phil Albinus

Last fall, Victor Viner, the founder and chief investment officer of V2 Capital, converted his hedge fund into a liquid alternative fund. Why? Itís all about liquidity and the clientís needs.

The Chicago Stock Exchange Is Branching Out to Cater to the 'Underserved'

By John D'Antona Jr.

Call it the Rodney Dangerfield of stock exchanges - the Chicago Stock Exchange. Oft forgotten amid the happenings of its Goliath big brothers, this overlooked bourse is revamping itself and looking to serve those traders its bigger cousins overlook.

KCG's New Algo Catches Liquidity Based on Urgency

By John D'Antona Jr.

As part of KCG's continued push into the institutional trading side of the business, the well-regarded and historically focused market -maker has built its first brand new algorithmic trading tool - Catch.

Ontario Securities Commission Approves the Aequitas NEO Exchange

By John D'Antona Jr.

The Great North is about to get a new stock market. Aequitas Innovations announced that the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has approved the creation of its Neo Exchange.

Nadex Offers 20 Minute Expiry Options

By John D'Antona Jr.

The North American Derivatives Exchange announced the launch of 20-minute binary options contracts earlier this week.

EBS Plans 2015 Launch for its New FX Liquidity Pool

By John D'Antona Jr.

Foreign exchange traders are getting a new liquidity pool where they can execute trades. EBS, ICAP's electronic FX business, announced EBS Select, an anonymous, segmented, bilateral liquidity pool to help grow and electronify the forex markets.

Lava Cools As Citi Exits ECN Business

By Tim Quast

As dark pools move into the regulatory light, the real money is in aggregation, not in equity fragmentation.

Should We Pity the Poor Beleaguered HFT Firms?

By John Bates

Making money in HFT is no longer as easy as it once was. And as the market grows tougher, so do the regulators. So, should the market feel bad for these so-called "liquidity providers?"

Eze Announces Upgraded RealTick EMS

By John D'Antona Jr.

Eze Software has just released an upgraded version of its RealTick execution management system.

Barclays Confirms Mecane to Take Senior Markets Position

By John D'Antona Jr.

It's official - Joe Mecane works for Barclays. In a press release today, the broker confirmed rumors that the former executive vice president and one of the visible public faces of NYSE Euronext, has joined the bank's equities business.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: IEX Adds SalesTrio, CAPIS Promotes Kiselica To Trading Head

By John D'Antona Jr.

Buyside-owned trading venue IEX has hired a trio of new salespeople aimed at growing its global trading business and client base. Also, CAPIS promoted Matt Kiselica to manager and head of International Trading and SunGard brought on several new hires.