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Steve Grob
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The Periodic Table

Fidessa's Steve Grob has written a response to Marcus Ferber writing to ESMA condemning periodic auctions. The blog strongly criticizes Ferber's approach, and looks at the problems behind the "lit is good and dark is bad" attitude.

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CQG Connects to INE, New Energy Exchange in Shanghai

– Gives market participants outside China opportunity to trade highly anticipated INE markets and enables Chinese buyers to lock in oil prices in local currency.


Itiviti and ULLINK Complete Merger

– The Board of Directors of Itiviti AB announced that the transaction to merge the company with ULLINK was completed on March 14, 2018.


A Day in The Life of A Vanguard Trader

– Have you ever wondered what it’s like to do the actual investing at one of the world’s largest investment firms? To find out, Vanguard shared the thoughts of Mike Buek, head of U.S. trading, and Gerry O’Reilly leader of index portfolio managers.


Cryptocurrency Data Now Available in YCharts

– YCharts platform now provides access to current and historical pricing data for leading cryptocurrencies at no additional charge.


trueEX Unit to Launch Regulated Marketplace for Digital Assets

– The initial contracts will be for bitcoin non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) settled in USD and will be listed under the "trueDigital" brand on the existing trueEX swap execution platform, pending review with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.


FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Downside of an Earlier NYSE Opening

– This week's FLASHBACK FRIDAY looks back at when the NYSE considered changing its opening to earlier hours. Traders Magazine looks back at the evolution of trading hours and the consequences/benefits of changing hours in the current market structure.


FINRA to Change to FIX Execution Time Trade Reporting

– The market regulator is proposing to retire one FIX Tag and use another for reporting trade time execution.


SEI and Synechron Join Forces for Blockchain Utilization

– The two firms joined to support SEI’s efforts to employ blockchain technology in the financial services industry through use cases and the establishment of SEI’s Blockchain Center of Excellence.


CLS Launches End-of-Day Reporting for MiFID II Compliance

– CLS is launching CLSReporting - a reporting product for foreign exchange (FX) matched instructions that supports members with their MiFID II reporting requirements.


SEC Authorizes Access Fee Pilot Program

– This access fee pilot program, which was first floated back in mid-2016 by SEC anointed market experts, requires all public exchanges to test capping fees lower than their current levels across different buckets of stocks.


Securitization Enters New Phase of Growth for “Peer-to-Peer” Lending

– Marketplace lending, formerly known as “peer-to-peer” loans, could be entering a new phase of growth, as fintech lenders start packaging their loans into securitized financial products that could attract major investment from institutions.


Why Bitcoin Continues to Rule the Crypto Market Despite its High Volatility

– So, how does the highest profile cryptocurrency manage to stay on top of the market despite threats from regulators, hackers and even market pundits.


AcadiaSoft Launches CollateralManager

– Platform will provide end-to-end collateral management for buy-side firms via the AcadiaSoft Hub.


Deep Systems Announces First Cross-Asset, Exchange Neutral, Digital Asset Trading Platform

– Designed to overcome the localized tool sets required to participate in cryptocurrency markets, users will trade futures, spot, equities and options all from a single, exchange neutral interface.


Credit Suisse Reports 3/4 of Hedge Funds Met or Exceeded Objectives

– For hedge funds, 2017 was a good year. A very good year.



FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The SEC Raises Stakes in Self-Regulation

In this week's Flashback Friday story, Traders Magazine looks aback to 2005 and the debate as to who the equity market have as a sole or top regulator? And if so, who should it be? The SROs? FINRA? SEC?

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