Joseph Cordahi
Traders Magazine Online News

Rising Rates and Vol Give Funds Food for Thought, but a Menu Overhaul Isn't Required

Due to a combination of pressure to deliver greater returns and a prolonged period of low rates, the investment world is experiencing a major shift requiring asset managers to rethink their strategies.

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OTC Markets Welcomes Two New Transfer Agents

– Currently, approximately 64% of U.S. companies trading on our OTCQX and OTCQB markets are represented by 18 participating transfer agents.

ON THE MOVE: Dash Bags Bogen for Execution Services

– The weekly recap of hires, job moves and promotions around Wall Street.

Blockchain in Focus

– Blockchain applications, investments and partnerships were discussed last week at the World Blockchain Forum in Dubai.

JP Morgan ETFs Now Available Via SIX

– The additions take the number of ETF providers available via SIX to a new high of 24, and the number of ETFs to a record 1,352.

Finastra Brings Mortgage Solutions to the Cloud with Microsoft Azure

– Finastra is bringing its mortgage lending solutions to the cloud via Microsoft Azure.

QUICK TAKE: Ripple Will Lead Cryptocurrency Sector into Mainstream

– In this QUICK TAKE, Ripple is be expected to “convert the remaining crypto cynics,” affirms the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial services organizations.

New York AG Launches Crypto Investigation

– Launched under the auspices of the Investor Protection Bureau of the Office of the Attorney General, the initiative has sent out a 34-item questionnaire that targets each trading platform's approach to trading-rule disclosure, internal controls, market-abuse prevention, as well as theft and fraud protection.

KY3P Adds Due Diligence Verification to Third Party Risk Management Services

– IHS Markit announced that it is offering data verification services within KY3P, its third-party due diligence service.

Weekly Corporate Event Highlights

– Staying on top of corporate events is critical for any investment firm. Here are the selected events from Wall Street Horizon impacting the most widely held securities scheduled for this week.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The SEC Raises Stakes in Self-Regulation

– In this week's Flashback Friday story, Traders Magazine looks back 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?

MIAX to Launch New Emerald Options Exchange in 2019

– MIAX Emerald will be the third fully electronic options exchange in 2019 and is expected to join the MIAX Exchange Group in Q1 2019, pending SEC approval.

MiFID II Post-Mortem Cites Delays on LEIs and Data Quality as Key Challenge

– In this shared item from FlexTrade, With the rollout of such a massive regulation as MiFID II, there are bound to be some hiccups, but so far firms are mainly wrestling with trade reporting and data quality issues.

Brexit Fragmentation

– Christian Voigt blogs on fragmentation in a post-Brexit environment and asks what will change in the markets post-Brexit and whether volume will return to continental Europe.

Investors Pull Cash from ETFs in March

– Investors were keenly aware that exposure to exchange-traded funds might hurt them amid increased volatility and pulled cash out of them last month. The heightened volatility during the first quarter marked the worst quarterly return for global equities since Q3 2015, according to SSGA.

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.