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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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OCC Continues To Clear the Path for the Exchange-Listed Options Industry

– In this shared blog from Options Clearing Corp, the firm explains its new cash clearing fund requirement - a measure that requires our clearing firms to collectively deposit and maintain $3 billion in cash our clearing fund.


Access-Fee Pilot: Fewer Fees, More Fragmentation?

– The access-fee pilot proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may increase fragmentation in the equity markets as Cboe Global Markets considers launching two additional order books to offset the pilot's fee caps and prohibitions.


Noble Bitcoin Announces Insured Cryptocurrency Storage

– he insured cold storage offering is available to Noble Bitcoin clients and requires that assets be securely held in the International Depository Services Group depository in Texas.


CDCC Launches Direct Clearing for Canadian Buy Side Firms

– This new direct-clearing model was developed in close consultation with a broad group of stakeholders from across Canada's investment industry, including clearing members, public pension funds and securities regulators.


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.


Demystifying Algorithmic Trading in the Forex World

– After decades of being used to trade equities and equity derivatives, and as institutional money managers move away from equities and into new asset classes such as forex, can algorithmic trading strategies be as thoroughly incorporated?


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.


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.