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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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December 2015

A Celebration of Excellence: How Women Have Changed Wall Street

By Phil Albinus

The fifth annual Traders awards celebrate the achievements of women in the US capital markets and the stellar work they do as mentors & leaders.

Wall Street Women Lifetime Achievement Award: Cheryl Cargie

By John D'Antona Jr.

As the head trader of Ariel Investments, Cheryl Cargie thrives on chaos.

Wall Street Women Charitable Award Winner: Elizabeth Wintrich

By Chris Cavanaugh

Serving as a director at RBC Capital Markets, Elizabeth Wintrich has a demanding job, yet she also finds time to volunteer and recruit others to help at Ronald McDonald House.

Wall Street Women Crystal Ladder Award: Kourtney Ratliff

By Chris Cavanaugh

As partner at Loop Capital, Ratliff heads the firmís global equity, taxable fixed income and transition management divisions.

Wall Street Women Leadership Award Winner: Joyce Rosely

By Chris Cavanaugh

The best way to build a career? Through relationships says this Convergex veteran.

The Buyside Ranks the Brokers in Latest Woodbine Survey

By John D'Antona Jr.

The buyside has spoken - and voted - about how it views its broker-dealer high- and low-touch coverage. Not all brokers are created equal and Traders knows who's the creme de la creme and who needs to enroll in BROKING 101. See the winner's list here...

Are the Buyside's FX Orders Hamstrung by New Regulations?

By John D'Antona Jr.

Is regulatory scrutiny preventing best execution in the foreign exchange markets? Is the buyside getting the most from its high-touch sales trader coverage?

Upstart Dark Pool Luminex Snags More Buysiders Ahead of Launch

By John D'Antona Jr.

Alternative trading venue Luminex appears to be on a roll as it nears its initial opening date - grabbing commitments from more institutional investors looking to execute their orders off-board.

Why Hasn't Cognitive Computing Revolutionized Equity Trading

By Craig Viani

In this guest blog, Greenwich Associates' Craig Viani ponders why equity trading trails the technological progress made in other industries.

How Do Wall Street Relationships Affect Execution Quality?

By David Weisberger

Guest commentator David Weisberger reflects on Wall Street relationships and how execution quality is more subjective than simple TCA might reflect.

Nasdaq Announces Inaugural Clients for Initial Blockchain-Enabled Platform 'Nasdaq Linq'

By John D'Antona Jr.

Nasdaq is getting ready to launch its Linq trading platform using Blockchain technology - and has named the first companies that are going to use the trading system.

SmartStream Launches Messaging Tracker System

By John D'Antona Jr.

Traders and compliance groups who want a full accounting of trade message traffic are now able to have a system designed to keep tabs on their activities in derivatives.

ITG Snags JP Morgan's Frank Troise for CEO and President Roles

By John D'Antona Jr.

ITG just dealt a major blow to JPMorgan's electronic equities trading desk by luring one of its top and longest running executives to head up its operations.

Weeden Names Upward as Head of Market Structure, Forms New Consultation Group

By John D'Antona Jr.

Weeden has named a new executive to head up its Market Structure Group and has forrmed a new execution consultation group.

Augmenting Liquidity to Temper Volatility

By Robert A. Schwartz

Equity investors and traders, along with regulators in the U.S. and Europe, are acutely concerned about our equity markets suffering from insufficient liquidity. Where can more liquidity be found?