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Jim Toes
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An SEC Chair Like Jay Clayton

In this guest commentary, Jim Toes, president and CEO at the STA, discusses the candidacy of SEC Chairman nominee Jay Clayton and what his unique credentials can mean for the capital markets.

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Even in Tick Pilot Stocks, Liquidity Comes at a Price

– The Tick Size Pilot Program has resulted in increased liquidity for included small-cap stocks—but that comes at a price, according to the latest study from ITG.


ON THE MOVE: Mizuho Hires Pair of Pros as BTIG Lands Carley for FICC Unit

– In this week On The Move, two brokers bulk up their desks with senior hires while the CFTC gets a new interim Chairman. Also, UBS loses its head of prime brokerage sales.


FINCAD Adds Scenario Analysis to Portfolio Valuation and Risk Solution

– FINCAD, a provider of sophisticated valuation and risk analytics for multi-asset derivatives and fixed income portfolios, announced that its F3 solution has been enhanced with advanced scenario analysis capabilities and a more flexible reporting framework.


TRADING THE WEEK: Could There Be a Trump Rally in the Alley?

– While traders spent the last week preparing for a possible Inauguration Day sell -off, market consensus seems to indicate the a fresh wave of buying an rally could be in the alley.


BNP and Calypso Technology Partner to Offer Integrated Post-Trade Processing

– BNP Paribas Securities Services, a provider of clearing and custody services, has partnered with fintech company Calypso Technology to provide investment banks with a full, end-to-end post-trade services offering across asset classes.


Thomson Reuters Completes REDI Acquisition

– The REDI acquisition allows Thomson Reuters to offer advanced, broker-neutral, cross-asset trade execution capabilities for the buy-side trading community.


Traders Getting Ready to Shine at 37th Annual STA Florida Conference

– The Security Traders Association of Florida (STAF) has the answer to the winter blues as it prepares to hold its 37th Annual Conference at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida from February 9–12.


Invesco Set to Launch New ETFs on NEO Exchange

– Aequitas NEO Exchange has announced that Invesco Canada is expanding its presence on the NEO Exchange and has applied to list two new PowerShares ETFs.


Convergex Prime Brokerage Services Added Over $1 Billion In New Client Assets During 2016

– Convergex announced that in 2016, its Prime Brokerage business added new clients with a collective total of over $1 billion in assets.


High-Speed Traders Are Taking Over Bitcoin

– In this Bloomberg report, high-frequency traders have turned their attention to another asset class besides equities - bitcoin.


Markets Media Group to Host 5th Annual Market Choice Awards

– Join Markets Media and Traders Magazine for the 5th Annual Markets Choice Awards in NYC, the premier event for identifying and recognizing the best companies, individuals and innovation in financial markets.


Is OEMS > OMS + EMS?

– Due to tighter IT budgets, compliance mandates and expansion of electronic trading across asset classes, firms may be looking to bring OMS and EMS platforms together - finally.


Aperio Group to Implement Linedata’s Investment Management Trading Solutions

– Linedata snags a new client for its financial management products suite.


Thesys Wins Bid to Build the Consolidated Audit Trail

– And the winner to build the vaunted US market consolidated audit trail is...Thesys Technologies.


Using “Market Randomness” for an Investing Advantage

– In this contributed white paper from newly-formed brokerage tastyworks, the firm shares its thoughts on te differences between passive investing and active investing and how "market randomness" can be used to gain a trading advantage.



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