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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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Pragma Securities Commits to FX Global Code

– Pragma announces it has committed to adopting the principles of the foreign exchange (FX) Global Code as a Market Participant.

Diving Into Cryptocurrencies: Trading Stack, Standardization Beckon Institutions at FIX Briefing

– FIX Trading shares this recap of happenings from its recent Community Access Briefing. From mining to physical trading to futures, speakers made it clear: cryptocurrencies—and the consequences they augur—are top of mind.

ETF Flows: Hyperbolic, Not Parabolic

– In this shared article, Deutsche Bank's Luke Oliver notes that while ETFs have certainly changed the investing landscape since the financial crisis, what feels like a revolution is really just a transition to a new technology.

SEBI Relaxes Commodity Exchange Algo Rules

– India’s main financial regulator eased rules pertaining to electronic trading of commodities and mandated tick data information, co-location be made readily available.

Crypto Exchange Gemini Launches Block Trading Business

– Cryptocurrency trading exchange Gemini, founded by Cameron Winklevoss, has announced via blog that it has launched a block trading platform – Gemini Block Trading.

NYSE’s Chicago Takeover Perpetuates Fragmentation by Consolidation

– Don Ross examines how the recent announcement that ICE would buy CHX appears on its surface to herald the inevitable and final technology-driven consolidation of the traditional U.S. exchange business. Yet, he said, it is set to perpetuate a very different trend, driven by perversities in well-meaning but misguided regulation: fragmentation.

ON THE MOVE: Skoko in at BNY Asset Management as Head of Trading

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

TRADERS Q&A: Northern Trust’s Cherry Speaks on Options

– Jon Cherry, Head of US Options at Northern Trust Capital Markets, took some time out of his schedule to discuss with Traders Magazine’s editor John D’Antona Jr. the state of the sector and the trends he sees.

BMO Enhances Algorithmic Trading Technology Through Clearpool Partnership

– Clearpool will provide BMO with a fully customizable Algorithmic Management System (AMS) infrastructure to execute Canadian equities for BMO's institutional clients.

IHS Markit Adds Cybersecurity Risk Ratings to Research Signals

– The cybersecurity risk factors are based on security ratings from BitSight, a leading provider of actionable risk intelligence, and deliver investment risk indicators for institutional investors.

OCC Re-Elects Donohue as Executive Chairman, Names Other Board Members

– The Options Clearing Corp announced the election of three Class II Member Directors and two Class III Public Directors to its Board of Directors.

FIMSAC Recommends Block Trade Data Pilot

– The US Securities and Exchange Commission's Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee recommended a pilot for disseminating block trade data during the committee's second meeting.

Weekly Corporate Events Calendar

– 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.

DTCC-Euroclear and NEX Partner to Streamline Margin Call Processes

– GlobalCollateral’s MTU to link with NEX’s triResolve Margin, enabling users to centralize margin call operations.

tZERO Unveils Security Token Trading Software

– tZERO, the blockchain-meets-Wall-Street subsidiary of, announced the highly-anticipated prototype of its planned security token trading software.

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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