Forward-thinking asset managers can rewrite the rules of management to provide hybrid portfolios that combine the benefits of both active and passive strategies by leveraging quantitative techniques.
Once a plain-vanilla add-on to an exchange offering, market data has evolved into a key battleground between market participants, i.e. the consumers of market data, and market operators, the producers of market data.
Some major trends in the options market have been the same for a number of years. Flat volumes. Marketplace fragmentation. A bifurcation of liquidity. But at least one noteworthy development is of a more recent vintage: auctions.
When Regulation National Market System was established in 2005, George W. Bush was five months into his second term as U.S. President. A lot has changed in 11 years, both in the world at large and in financial markets. So it stands to reason that Reg NMS, the sweeping ruleset that was aimed at modernizing and strengthening equity market structure, has passed its ‘best by’ date.
In a complex electronic equity marketplace with myriad points of contention, ‘maker-taker’ stands out as especially complex and contentious. But many wonder, is it time for this pricing schema to go the way of the Edsel?
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the view of many trading professionals regarding the upcoming U.S. presidential election, with ‘it’ referring to the economy and markets.
High-frequency trading has served as sort of a catch-all, market bogeyman phrase for about the past half-dozen years, or about as long as the methodology has been in the awareness of the general public. But now perhaps that perception is finally changing.
By Andrew Upward
In this contributed piece from Andrew Upward of Weeden & Co., the broker analyzes how regulator have gone on record with some new thoughts about how best execution should be pursued in light of new technologies and practices.
North American equity exchanges face swirling winds: rapidly advancing technology, evolving market structure, and the arrival of a splashy new competitor.
So-called dark pools are getting less dark. Well, sort of.115596
So-called dark pools are getting less dark. Well, sort of.
With a half-dozen meetings under its belt, it’s fair to say the 20-month-old Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee has moved beyond the brand-new stage and is doing what it was established to do — act as a consigliere to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on all things pertaining to equity market structure.