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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On The Move: Noble Said to Hire LNG Trader From Total as It Rebuilds Desk

– Idoia Monje Norte, a Total SA LNG trader, will join Noble in the middle of the summer as LNG business head for the London firm.


ICE Abandons Potential LSE Bid Citing Lack of Engagement

– LSE agreed to a Deutsche Boerse takeover in March, in a deal that values the British company at about $14.4 billion.


Broadridge Financial Solutions Aims to Streamline Post-Trade Ops

– Growing financial institutions can leverage new technology for standardization of operational systems.


Promotions and New Hires for April 2016

– The spring rite of job hopping within the financial community is racing along as a bevy of new faces and job titles emerged inside IEX, Goldman Sachs, KCG, TMX Group and other financial powerhouses. Traders presents the top people moves of April 2016.


Two Sigma Co-Founder `Very Worried' Machines Will Take Jobs

– Two Sigma, based in New York, is regarded as one of the biggest and most sophisticated firms that use technology to make investment decisions.


On The Move: Head of Markets and Sales Donald Bollerman Leaves IEX

– On of the co-founders of the buyside dark pool announced he was leaving the aspiring stock exchange last week.


Hedge Funds Under Attack as Steve Cohen Says Talent Is Thin

– Cohen, who started SAC Capital Advisors in 1992, said the business has “gotten crowded” with too many managers following similar strategies.


On The Move: Swiman Joins BDO As Head of Compliance

– The former chief compliance officer of Aberdeen Asset Management will now lead BDO Consulting’s Regulatory & Compliance mission.


EMS Platforms Poised to Overtake Traders' Desktop

– Execution management systems have gained the confidence of buyside traders and may overtake the traditional order management systems that were once the mainstay of a trader's desk.


Buffett Hits Hedge Funds While They're Down, Faulting Fees

– After telling shareholders that he would offer “probably the most important investment lesson in the world,” he said Wall Street salesmanship has masked poor returns for years.


Inside the Secret Meeting Where Wall Street Tested Digital Cash

– By the end of the day, they had seen something revolutionary: U.S. dollars transformed into pure digital assets, able to be used to execute and settle a trade instantly.


Message to EMSCA: Drop The Pilot

– In this Insights op-ed, Richard John of Greenwich Associates looks at the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee's recommendation for an Access Fee Pilot Program.


In Hedge Fund `Killing Field,' Smoldering Fears Catch Fire

– Hedge fund managers, who charge hefty fees to protect investors from losses and make money in market volatility, have instead amplified swings in past months.


Clearing: Post-Trade Firms Give the Buyside a Second Look

– Central counterparty clearing houses are giving the buyside a long overdue reappraisal.



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