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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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July 2015

Bitcoin Never Sleeps: How Pantera Capital's Dan Morehead Trades The Digital Currency

By Rob Daly

Bitcoin-focused hedge funds must deal with the challenges of long-term investments. And the trading is relentless.

The Sellside Can Find Discretionary Order Flow, if It Knows Where to Look

By John D'Antona Jr.

Conventional wisdom has it that discretionary order flow has become largely non-existent because the buyside has to pay for research obligations. But it is out there - and can be had, according to one consultancy.

ALGO UPDATE: ITG Launches Dark List Algorithm for Portfolio Traders in the U.S.

By John D'Antona Jr.

ITG has rolled out a new algorithm that makes dark pool liquidity available to portfolio traders. Check out how it uses optimization to trade illiquid names first before the other names on its list.

Is There a Dark Pool Witch Hunt Going On?

By David Weisberger

In today's guest commentary, RegOne's David Weisberger takes a look at the evolution of dark pools and the modern day witch hunt that surrounds them.

On The Floor: Traders Tours the New IEX Trading Floor

By Phil Albinus

In our inaugural photo feature, Traders takes you on a tour of the brand new trading floor of aspiring buyside-sponsored trading venue IEX.

IEX Announces Daily Top 50 Stocks Report

By John D'Antona Jr.

IEX, which has designs on becoming a full-fledged equity exchange, announced it has created and is distributing a Top 50 Symbols Midday Report and Email.

Euromoney FX Survey Says E-Trading Outshines Voice For First Time

By John D'Antona Jr.

The currency markets are increasingly going low-touch with electronic trading outpacing the volume done via telephones and high-touch. This year marks the first time low-touch trading has ranked above high-touch in the Euromoney FX survey's 37 year history.

Nomura Builds Out Cash Equities Market Making Team

By John D'Antona Jr.

Nomura, a seasonal player in the cash equities business, has been reported as discreetly building out a cash equities market making business. And it has been quietly adding to its sales trading ranks luring several traders back to the Japanese bank.

Canada's TMX Group Announces New Initiatives and Hires to Boost Growth

By John D'Antona Jr.

Canadian exchange operator TMX Group Limited, announced a realignment of the organization to become more of a technology-driven solutions provider versus simply a stock trading venue. It also made some staff changes to move towards it newly stated goal.

Australia Regulator Said High Frequency Fears are "Unfounded"

By John D'Antona Jr.

According to Greg Yanco, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's head of markets surveillance, investor fears about HFT are out of date. But what else does he say?

NYSE Launches New bitcoin Index

By John D'Antona Jr.

Bitcoin has gone big time - and is now quoted live on the New York Stock Exchange.

S3 Debuts Best Execution Tool for Canadian Brokers

By Phil Albinus

The new trade analytics suite marks the firm's foray into international transparency and reporting.