Commentary

Irene Aldridge

Insights: MiFID II and the End of Brokerages As We Know Them

Technology is certainly not only enabling the requirements of transparency, it is also leveling the field as far as investors are concerned, making broker-shopping easy, argues Irene Aldridge.

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Object Trading Platform Goes Live at TMX Group’s Co-Location Center

– This expansion is designed to allow both the buyside and sellside access liquidity.


Trading Technology: IPC Connects to Institutional FX Market, HotSpot

– Hotspot provides an independent, transparent ECN marketplace structure to institutional foreign exchange trading, according to company claims.


A Computerized Trader Just Beat Banks in Top Currency Ranks

– XTX is the first electronic specialist to break into top five, Deutsche Bank was the biggest currency trader until 2014


An Industry Is Falling Out of Love With Hedge Funds

– Insurers free up capital by switching back to fixed income. Goldman, BlackRock highlight benefits of hedge fund holdings


Scenes from the Boston STA at Fenway Park

– Brokers, traders and members from financial services firms gathered at the 2016 BSTA Annual Conference that took place on May 19, 20 and 23. Traders presents photos from the gathering at Fenway Park.


Trading Tech: ITG Launches PowerMatch for POSIT Alert

– PowerMatch is the new pairing of POSIT Alert participants who are highly ranked according to their trading behavior.


On The Move: Instinet Names Mark Govoni President of its U.S. Brokerage

– Govoni will be responsible for leading and growing Instinetís client businesses in the Americas.


CME Upgrade Soothes Critics Who Viewed Prior System as Unfair

– CME Group, the worldís largest exchange operator, just completed an upgrade traders said would eliminate a shortcoming that gave some participants an advantage.


Banks Keep Cutting Bond Traders as One-Third Gone Since 2011

– FICC headcount fell another 5 percent from year ago: Coalition. First-quarter revenue was lowest since financial crisis


Scenes From The 2016 NOIP Spring Conference - Part 2

– Traders and brokers from Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, Rosenblatt Securities and other powerhouse firms gathered for the annual spring conference of the National Organization of Investment Professionals in Washington DC. Traders presents the second set of images from the get-together of investment leaders.


Financial Firms Gather for Stop Soldier Suicide’s 2016 Night for Life Event

– INTL FCStone, Bloomberg, UBS and other firms are supporting efforts to save the lives of U.S. military personnel - Night for Life proceeds to support organizationís efforts to curb suicides among servicemen and veterans


On The Move: Loop Capital Adds State Street and Fidelity Veterans

– The additions of Toland and Byrne will expand Transition Management Division of the brokerage firm.


Goldman Sachs Pay Plan Draws Record Shareholder Opposition

– A third of votes go against plan, up from just 2% last year - Package makes Blankfein highest-paid bank CEO on Wall Street


Nasdaq Hints at Court Battle With SEC Over IEX’s Application

– Exchange says courts would reject a recent move by regulators - Raises stakes in battle over IEXís 350-microsecond speed bump.


Winton Capital’s 11 Hedge Fund Directors Share $453 Million

– The firmís 11 directors also received a total of 23.1 million pounds in pay, with the best rewarded receiving 11 million pounds, according to accounts filed by the quantitative hedge fund manager in London.



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