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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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October 2015

Growth in Low-Touch U.S. Equity Trading Stalls at 33%, Unchanged Since 2012

By John D'Antona Jr.

Is this the beginning of the end in electronic trading in stocks? Could high-touch trading, which fell out of favor as commissions dropped after 2009, be making a comeback?

BATS Gets SEC Go-Ahead to Launch Second Options Marketplace

By John D'Antona Jr.

BATs Global has gotten the A-OK from the Securities and Exchange Commission to open its second options trading venue, EDGX Options.

Equities Seen As Most Popular Asset Class for Next Three Months

By John D'Antona Jr.

Equities are seen as the most attractive asset class over the next three months, according to the findings of the latest Risk Rotation Index by NN Investment Partners. See the full scoop here.

Credit Suisse, Barclays Said Working Toward Dark Pool Settlement

By John D'Antona Jr.

The trouble surrounding bulge bracket-operated dark pools seems could be coming to end soon, at least for Barclays and Credit Suisse.

How ETFs and Other Factors Are Setting Equity Prices in the Marketplace

By Tim Quast

For the first time in history, dollar volume in ETF trading has topped US GDP. Guest commentator Tim Quast examines the explosion in ETFs and how they and other aspects of market evolution are changing what sets stock prices.

S3 Beefs Up Its Buyside Execution Suite

By John D'Antona Jr.

One technology vendor has upped the ante for buyside traders on its execution quality suite.

OTC Markets Group Offers QUODD Top Level Market Data Feeds

By John D'Antona Jr.

OTC Markets has just expanded its relationship with QUODD information services and is offering the exchange's traders more top flight data.

Markit Launches New Forex Derivatives Trade Confirmation Service

By John D'Antona Jr.

In response to the fast growth in trading in the $5.3 trillion per day foreign exchange market, traders are about to get a new trade confirmation system designed to speed up and maximize efficiency in the trade lifecycle.

Traders Tours the REDI Trading Floor - Part 2

By Phil Albinus

Meet the technologists and thought-leaders from the multi asset, multi-proker trading platform that started out at Goldman Sachs.

Convergex Announces Buy-Write Algorithm, Blending Stock and Option Execution

By John D'Antona Jr.

Two trades that go great together - buying stock and selling the requisite call option - all in one execution. Now from Convergex and coming to an OMS near you.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: Mizuho Hires U.S. Equity Head, DAW Hires Head, DASH Gets CCO

By John D'Antona Jr.

In today's Traders On the Move, Mizuho hired a new head of its U.S. equity trading desk while Deutsche Wealth Management hired a new head of its Americas AWM business. Dash Financial also landed a new chief compliance officer and more.

TRADERS ON THE MOVE: EBS Forms Exec Team, RJO Hires FX Head

By John D'Antona Jr.

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP's electronic foreign exchange hired and named a new executive team to lead its charge into the currency space, while RJO also added a foreign exchange pro to help it build out its business. Also, CBOE promoted an executive to senior business development and more in today's Traders On the Move.

How Drew Miyawaki Plans to Grow the Chicago Index Trading Desk of LGIMA

By Phil Albinus

Things are happening inside Legal & General Investment Management America (LGIMA) -- and, as head of global equity trading, Drew Miyawaki is at the center of the action -- building a trading desk while others are shrinking or closing them.