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March 2015

Eaton Vance NextShares Carves Out a New Space

By Renee Caruthers

Eaton Vance has gotten Securities and Exchange Commission approval to offer a new class of investment product that the firm referred to as exchange-traded managed funds (ETMFs). So is this new security ready for prime time?

Algo Update: DASHing Towards Transparency

By John D'Antona Jr.

Perhaps the biggest buyside buzzword when it comes to algorithms and order routing is transparency. And now, Dash Financial's new system is providing traders granular data on all aspects of its algorithms and smart-order routing performance.

The Market’s March of Progress

By Spencer Mindlin

Technology and innovation deliver better results through experimentation than heavy-handed rules and regulation.

Tradeworx Founder Narang Exits HFT Firm

By Phil Albinus

A vocal and passionate defender of high-frequency trading is leaving his HFT firm after 15 years.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: Eagle Names CEO, Rosenblatt Hires Pair, DB Loses Equity Pros

By John D'Antona Jr.

In today's On the Move, see who Rosenblatt Securities hired to ignite its frontier markets business and which bulge bracket firm lost two equity trading pros.

Buyside In No Hurry to Automate Corporate Bond Trading

By Ivy Schmerken

While new electronic venues are pushing to solve a liquidity shortage, buyside traders say the market is working fine, and they value dealer relationships.

Fidelity, BlackRock and Other Fund Managers Set to Launch New Dark Pool

By John D'Antona Jr.

Several buyside firms, including Fidelity Investments, are looking at launching their own equity dark pool. And it could be launched within days, according to several media reports.

An Inside Look at Today's Order Management Systems

By Renee Caruthers

In this gallery, Traders presents a sample of the leading OMSs used on the leading buyside trading floors.

Impacts and Implications of the CFTC's Emerging Clearinghouse Exemptive Program

By Annette Nazareth and Jeffrey Dinwoodie

Davis Polk explores the CFTC's emerging exemptive program and discusses the significant implications that it will have for clearinghouses and swap market participants throughout the world.

Buyside Forced to Avoid Central Counterparty Regulatory Gridlock

By Gregg Wirth

The ongoing dispute between regulators in the U.S. and the European Union (EU) continues to hobble clearing operations in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market, forcing buyside firms to look for a way around the gridlock and increasing concentration levels among remaining central counterparties.

Buyside Trading Desks Spend 66 Percent of Budget on Compensation, Balance on Tech

By John D'Antona Jr.

The buyside has rewarded its traders in a big way - sending upwards of 66 percent of its trading desk budget to the compensation coffers while the balance goes to technology.

Inside IEX's Magic Shoe Box

By Tim Quast

Unlike any other business, the US stock market is built on fairness and the buyside exchange hopeful is leading the pack in leveling the playing field. Will other brokers follow suit?

Redline Announces Fully Managed Hyper Fast Data Feed

By John D'Antona Jr.

Redline Trading is now offering traders a new ultra-low latency data feed that gets its information from direct feeds from the firm's ticker plant.

KCG Set to Sell FX Venue HotSpot to BATS

By John D'Antona Jr.

KCG is getting out of the foreign exchange venue business and raising cash at the same time.

Misys Provides Trade Reporting to DTCC, Adds Commodities Capacity

By John D'Antona Jr.

Misys announced it has added connectivity to the Depository Trust Clearing Corp, aiding traders the option of multiple repositories for their trades.

UBS Pays Record $14 Million Fine For Dark Pool Violations

By John D'Antona Jr.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a subsidiary of UBS with disclosure failures and other securities law violations related to the operation and marketing of its dark pool.

Exegy and IEX Prepare Launch of TOPS Data Feed

By John D'Antona Jr.

IEX's new data feed is now about to get a new feed handler to aid in the support of displayed orders and quotations helping traders get the best possible execution.