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Robert P. Bartlett III and Justin McCrary
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How Rigged are Stock Markets? Evidence from Microsecond Timestamps

In this research from the University of California, Berkeley, academics examine just how timestamps can determine the fairness of trading in the equities markets.

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Managing Big Data After Brexit

– Guest commentator Ivy Schmerken writes that in a global, interconnected market, Brexit reminds firms that IT systems must be prepared for shocks to the financial system.


Who Says The CAT Doesn’t Have a “Silver Lining?”

– In this contributed article, guest commentator Patrick Flannery discusses how for the broker-dealers, the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) may seem to be another weighty technical challenge, whose cost and implementation challenges will fall disproportionately on their shoulders (and their budgets).


How Rigged are Stock Markets? Evidence from Microsecond Timestamps

– In this research from the University of California, Berkeley, academics examine just how timestamps can determine the fairness of trading in the equities markets.


Smarsh Introduces Archiving and Compliance for the Symphony Secure Platform

– Small hedge funds and larger financial services firms now have a new option for archiving files for compliance and e-discovery purposes.


ON THE MOVE: BGC Lands Berry for Execution Team; Skoko Joins Quantopian

– A look at the week's most significant job moves, promotions and departures around the Wall Street trading community.


HTG Capital Partners To Acquire Operations of Kottke Associates

– HTG Capital Partners will acquire the introducing broker, money management and proprietary trading businesses of Kottke Associates.


Gil Mandelzis To Resign as CEO of EBS BrokerTec

– Mandelzis co-founded Traiana back in 2000, a business ICAP acquired in 2007.


Thomson Reuters Eikon Adds Futures and Options Execution App for Commodities

– Commodities traders can execute futures and options directly from Thomson Reuters Eikon using OptionsCity Software app


Mawer Investment Management Adopts Markit TCA

– The Canadian investment management firm will use the analytics solution for its operations.


Liquidnet Launches Liquidity Tool for Its Fixed Income Dark Pool

– “Targeted Invitations” is aimed at select buyside firms that seek out latent market liquidity with anonymity.


BGC Partners To Acquire Equity Derivatives Brokerage Sunrise Brokers

– Details of the transaction were not disclosed and is subject to legal and regulatory approvals and certain closing conditions.


Lab49, The Yield Book Collaborate On Fixed-Income Analytics Platform

– The new redesign allows users to access “best-in-class” fixed-income analytics and data through a web interface.


Scenes From the Summer Trading Network - Part 1

– Power players from Nasdaq, Morgan Stanley, BNY Mellon, and other major finserv firms gathered to debate the disruptive technology in the capital markets.


Who You Callin’ HFT? Five Misconceptions Surrounding “HFT”

– For one, it doesn't make sense to categorize a firm as an "HFT firm", writes Cameron Smith of Quantlab Financial. Also, HFT holding periods aren't as short as commonly perceived.


Retail Investors Could Bear the Brunt of Proposed Transaction Tax

– What Democrats frame as a levy against rampant Wall Street speculation may actually come down hardest on end users, i.e. 'mom and pop' investors.



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