Commentary

David Weisberger

What Should the Tick Size Pilot Be About?

With the debate about 'a 'trade at' proposal in the Small Tick Pilot program raging on, one executive talks about what should be in the actual pilot and what its goal should be - widening spreads or better relating tick sizes to prevailing spreads.

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What Brokers Are Looking At: An Overview of Sellside OMSes

– Traders presents a gallery of cutting-edge order management systems found on the desks of today's broker-dealers.


LSE Set to Sell Russell Investments

– The London bourse has picked Barclays to oversee the sale of the asset manager.


Albert Fried Adopts SS&C’s Global Wealth Management Platform

– The New York-based broker will deploy the web-based solution for its boutique prime brokerage.


Three Partners to Leave Ex-Goldman Trader’s Hedge Fund

– Two partners will stay after three are scheduled to leave the manager of the $615 million Azentus Global Opportunities Master Fund at the end of March.


NYSE Announces New Trading Platform: Pillar

– The Pillar platform debuts in the second half of 2015 and will allow firms to connect to assorted NYSE markets.


Nasdaq Cash Equities Business Generates $9 Million Profit in Q4

– Nasdaq OMX saw its cash equities business generate growth and profit during the last quarter of 2014 to the tune of $9 million. Profits from its listings business also saw growth but at a more modest rate.


Passing Yale, University of Texas Endowment Tops $25 Billion

– Thanks to oil fracking money and a U.S. energy boom, UofT now oversees $25.4 billion.


Tales From The Dark Side - Part 1: The Transient Nature of Inflows

– In this first installment of Tales From the Dark Side, we look at how dark pools came to be the dominant force in the trading world.


Quantitative Brokers and RiskVal Unveil New Fixed Income Trading Platform

– The new sellside bond trading platform will be called RVQB and is in beta testing at brokerages at the moment.


FIA Says Eliminate Trade Through Rule and Locked Mkt Ban

– In a move to simplify trading in the equity markets, a group of traders has called for the elimination of the trade-through rule and the ban on locked and crossed markets, among other things.


Lime Brokerage Veterans Launch E-Fixed-Income Market

– New trading venue OpenBondX is slated to start trading high-yield corporate bonds on February 23.


Ex-Goldman Trader Readies New Bitcoin Exchange

– A new federally regulated exchange designed to trade the Bitcoin virtual currency is one step closer to becoming a reality.


KCG Set to Sell FX Venue HotSpot to BATS

– KCG is getting out of the foreign exchange venue business and raising cash at the same time.


Why High-Frequency Traders May Need to Slow Down

– Are the equity markets running too fast for their own good?


Oppenheimer to Pay $20 Million Over Penny-Stock Violations

– Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. will pay $20 million to settle U.S. regulatory claims that it improperly sold billions of shares of penny stocks on behalf of customers.



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