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Jim Toes

STA's Toes Exhorts Stock Market to Learn from Auto Industry's Woes

in the wake of public outcry and government examination, STA president Jim Toes exhorts the stock market to learn from the auto industry's recent woes and follow its example of how to recover after a crisis.

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Barclays Sued by California Client Over Dark Pool Trading

– Great Pacific Securities said Barclays concealed that its practices put clients at a disadvantage and favored predatory traders lurking in the dark pool


De-risky Business: A Tale of Two Funds

– Integrated risk tools are the cornerstone for better trading decisions inside hedge funds.


UBS Lures Away FX Algo Leader from Barclays

– The Swiss bank nabbed an algorithmic trading specialist for its FX, credit and rates teams from Barclays.


Deutsche Bank Debt Trading Beats U.S. Peers as Pretax Climbs

– DB, which competes with JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup. and Bank of America. in the bond market, is spending some proceeds to expand in fixed income’s most profitable businesses.


Man Group Assets Under Management Increase 7% to $57.7 Billion

– Sales of Man Group’s investment funds totaled $12.4 billion in the six months through June, offsetting $9.6 billion of redemptions.


Bloomberg Unveils New Ticker Plant for Toronto's Institutional Market

– The new facility collects market data for Canadian equities, options and futures from regional exchanges.


ITG Acquires RFQ-hub

– The execution and research broker bought the French firm's global OTC trading platform.


Credit Suisse Responding to Regulatory Inquiries on Dark Pool

– The Zurich-based bank is also among more than thirty defendants named in putative class action lawsuits alleging violations of U.S. securities laws related to high-frequency trading.


UBS, Deutsche Bank Cooperating in HFT Probes

– Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan said there has been a “significant increase” in inquiries on dark pools recently and the bank is cooperating with them.


Twitter Trading Looks for Action

– Investment firms have looked to Twitter and other social media sites as another source of Big Data but none have really soared. Is Twitter ready to be your next data feed?


Nasdaq OMX Provides Market Surveillance Platform to trueEX Group

– TrueEX Group has signed a five-year deal to use the Smarts Integrity Market Surveillance Platform from the market maker.


DTCC Unveils Data, Documentation Utility

– Together with six founder banks, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation announced the establishment of Clarient Entity Hub.


SEC Testing Dark Pool Pricing with Tick Program

– The “trade at” provision will provide a bounty of trading data to the SEC, especially concerning the interaction of dark pools. This could help the agency make future market reforms.


Highlights from the San Francisco STA 2014

– Traders presents a gallery of images from the networking and cocktail party of the San Francisco STA 2014 that took place earlier this summer.


UBS Says SEC Has Been Investigating its Dark Pool Since 2012

– The investigation concerns some features of the private trading venue that were discontinued two years ago, including “certain order types and disclosure practices.”



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