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Eric Stockland
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Incentivizing a Better Market

In this blog from IEX, the exchange announces a first-of-its-kind fee that is designed to improve all trading, including the experience of displayed orders - the Signal Fee.

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DTCC Launches Trade Lifecycle Exceptions Publisher System

– DTCC Exception Manager solves a major challenge for financial firms by establishing a central online industry platform that provides a single view of all post-trade exceptions, analytics to help identify the root cause of operational breaks.


Robert Jackson and Hester Peirce Sworn In as SEC Commissioners

– Robert J. Jackson Jr. and Hester M. Peirce were sworn into office as SEC Commissioners by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton.


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.


Regulators Set to Address Senate on Bitcoin

– The U.S. Senate’s financial services panel will hold a hearing next month with the country’s top markets regulators to discuss bitcoin amid rising concerns over the risks cryptocurrencies pose to the financial system.


FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The SEC Approves Overhaul for the OTC Marketplace

– In this Flashback Friday story, Cromwell Coulson, chairman of the National Quotation Bureau, owner and operator of the manually-traded pink sheets, which has now morphed into OTC Markets, looks back to 1998 and what he has done to make trading in small cap OTC Markets’ stocks safe.


RegTek.Solutions Launches Data Quality Assurance Tool for SFTR

– Clients can start testing the quality and integrity of their SFTR data, across all products and data fields.


GMEX and Colt Partner to Deliver Exchange-in-a-Box over Colt PrizmNet

– GMEX Exchange-in-a-Box is a multi-asset, multi-language hybrid voice and electronic trading platform providing both execution and surveillance capability for investment banks, brokers and trading venues.


Tadawul Announces Significant Market Enhancements

– Tadawul, the Saudi Stock Exchange, announced a series of significant measures to improve market access and efficiency, enhance liquidity, bolster investor security, mitigate risk and further align market practices with global best practices.


Rival Helps Options Traders Build Bespoke Algos

– Options market makers are now getting the ability to design and run their own custom or “bespoke” algorithms.


Dollar to Climb in 2018; Asia to Best European Currencies

– Looks like 2018 will be the year of the US dollar and Asian currencies as Mainland Europe contends with Brexit and MiFID II fallout.


Belpointe and Chance River Launch New Cryptocurrency Index

– Created by Nithin Eapen, the Belpointe Crypto Index serves to standardize measurement of the cryptocurrency markets and provides a benchmark for investment managers overseeing portfolios of cryptocurrencies.


Synechron Strengthens Systems Integration Program

– The transition of Cityfront to the Synechron brand significantly enhances Synechron’s current global systems integration business.


SEC Agenda for Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee

– The January 11 meeting will focus on bond market liquidity issues, and will also cover certain administrative items


Greenwich Associates Names Top Market Structure Trends for 2018

– In a new report shared with Traders Magazine, Greenwich Associates sees regulatory change and the importance of data and analytics impacting trading venues, investors, dealers, and those that support them.


Nasdaq ISE Seeks to Consolidate Fees

– Options exchange operator Nasdaq ISE has filed a request with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to raise non-transactional fees on its primary and competitive market makers to offset increasing overhead costs.