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Navigating Cybersecurity on a Stretch of "Regulatory Rapids"

In this shared commentary, Aplomb Strategies writes that when considering a firm’s governance structure, a holistic approach makes the most sense.

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April 2015

The FX Disruptors: Why Russell Investments Built a Buyside FX Platform

By Renee Caruthers

After the foreign exchange rate manipulation scandal, Russell Investments envisions buyside firms banding together to trade FX among themselves. Michael DuCharme and Joe Hoffman are leading the charge.

ALGO UPDATE: Algo Teaches Old Traders New Tricks

By Phil Albinus

Euclidean Trading is delivering a trading formula for dollar interest rates in the hope that human options traders will go electronic.

STANY President Lugay Looks at Challenges Ahead

By Maggie Patrick

Traders speaks Chuck Lugay about his take on the market, what new regulations might look like, and what keeps traders and brokers up at night.

Scenes From the Minnesota Buyside-Sellside Hockey Reception

By Phil Albinus

Brokers and traders took it to the ice for the buyside vs. sellside hockey game and afterwards it was time to celebrate, rehydrate and network with trusted colleagues.

The Grand Bargain, or Grand Theft Auto?

By Keith Ross

With ICE's Grand Bargain proposal, itís hard not to see the benefit to the legacy exchanges.

Tales from the Dark Side Part 2: A-B-C or Always Be Crossing

By Craig Viani

Letís review dark poolsí baseline functionality and examine the good and bad of anti-gaming filters. Then weíll discuss simple guidelines that help refine your dark routing choices.

BATS Officially Names Concannon CEO, Ratterman Becomes Chairman

By John D'Antona Jr.

Its official - after sources reported last week that BATS Trading's president Chris Concannon was going to be named chief executive officer, the exchange made it public today.

The Grand Bargain?

By David Weisberger

Guest columnist David Weisberger takes a look at the advent of electronic trading, how it impacted the market and the so-called "Grand Bargain" exchanges are hoping for in newly proposed rules designed to push trading their way.

TMX Launches EOD Options and Futures Quotes

By John D'Antona Jr.

Canadian market exchange operator TMX has launched four new end-of-day (EOD) trading services aimed at helping options and futures traders get better pricing and quote information.

SEC Delays Tick Size Pilot Until May 6

By John D'Antona Jr.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has decided to delay the implementation of its new tick size pilot program until May 6.

The Age of Intermediation

By Tim Quast

Guest commentator Tim Quast argues that the Securities and Exchange Commission's recently formed Market Structure Advisory Committee highlights only hollow rhetorical politics and the need for obsessive-compulsive governmental intermediation.

Exegy to Provide Aequitas Neo Exchange Its New Feed Handler

By John D'Antona Jr.

The soon-to-be-launched Aequitas Neo exchange just locked in a new piece of hardware to help its traders get their market data and execute trades faster and more effieiently.

Exegy to Provide Aequitas Neo Exchange Its New Feed Handler

By John D'Antona Jr.

The soon-to-be-launched Aequitas Neo exchange just locked in a new piece of hardware to help its traders get their market data and execute trades faster and more effieiently.

Bitcoin Exchange LedgerX Readies Real-Time Market Surveillance

By John D'Antona Jr.

LedgerX, the company that has applied to the CFTC to operate a regulated Bitcoin options exchange and clearing house, is now providing its traders real-time market surveillance and trade surveillance capability.

Bank of England Study Says HFT OK

By John D'Antona Jr.

High-Frequency traders just got a vote of approval from the Bank of England courtesy of a new study which said HFT doesn't contribute to price distortions and have a deleterious effect on the U.K equities market.

NYSE/ICE Yanks Day ISO ALO Order Type After Short Stint

By John D'Antona Jr.

NYSE/ICE's yanks one of its newest order types for unknown reasons.

After Another Banner Year, Virtu Eyes IPO

By John D'Antona Jr.

In what could be a bigger announcement that last week's scuttlebutt that exchange operator BATS Trading was re-examining an initial public offering, high frequency trading firm Virtu Financial also could be looking to go public.

KCG Launches New Risk Arbitrage Group

By John D'Antona Jr.

KCG is launching a new risk arbitrage group, aimed at providing its clients with insight into complex and special situations through expert regulatory and event arbitrage-related analysis.