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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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Compliance Costs Soaring for Financial Institutions; Condusiv Reports

– Regulations and emerging risks are driving sharp increases, further adding to the financial services industry’s staggering IT costs and underscoring the need to improve system performance according to a new report from Conduciv.

MiFID II Could Boost Low Touch Trading in Corporates

– Many traders and pundits saw implementation of MiFID II as a watershed moment in the equities markets. But what about the growing fixed-income sector?

NEO Files to Launch Dark Book

– Aequitas’ NEO Exchange has filed with its regulator a proposal to launch a dark order book.

Tradewind Launches Digital Gold Market

– Tradewind has launched a new digital gold platform that combines exchange technology with VaultChain - a tailored blockchain application - that is expected to revolutionize the trading, settlement, and ownership of physical gold

Big xyt Delivers Enhanced Transparency on SI Volumes Under MiFID II

– big xyt's Liquidity Cockpit dashboard now identifies addressable systemic internaliser liquidity for MiFID II best execution.

Only Three Years Old...And Fighting for Healthier Equity Markets

– Neo's Chief Business Officer looks back at the exchange's infancy and forecasts that the best is yet to come.

When Dark Pools Go Dark

– Vela's Ollie Cadman shares his thoughts on how trading volume is rapidly shifting from dark pools to block trading venues under MiFID II, so market participants need technology to access multiple platforms.

Emerging Technologies Could Create New Vehicles to Replace Equities, Bonds

– In a recent survey shared with Traders Magazine, Citi reported that new technologies could create newer investment vehicles. So much so, that by 2033 these new strategies could replaces stocks and bonds.

QUICK TAKE: What Gives with Tech Stocks?

– In this QUICK TAKE, Elliott Wave International's Head of Global Research, Murray Gunn, offered some comments on Amazon and other recent negative tech news.

Cboe DataShop Expands Offering with Wall Street Horizon Event Data

– Cboe DataShop customers now have access to Wall Street Horizon’s more than 25 corporate event types, including earnings dates, conference calls, dividend dates and investor conferences.

IHS Markit SFTR Solution Adds Five Industry Design Partners

– The repo, securities lending and borrowing, and prime brokerage divisions of Citi, Morgan Stanley, RBC, UBS and Vanguard have joined the design partner group for its Securities Finance Transaction Regulation (SFTR) reporting solution with Pirum Systems.

ON THE MOVE: Vanguard Aligns Fixed Income Group, Jones and Instinet Hire Pros

– The weekly recaps of hires, job moves and promotions around the Wall Street trading community.

Liquidity or Leakage: Crypto's Plumbing Problems

– Cryptocurrency liquidity plays by its own rules.

MiFID II’s Trading Hereafter: Systematic Internalizers & Block Venues

– In this shared blog from FlexTrade, the consequences of shifting trade volume to large scale block venues and the rise of systemic internalisers are examined.

Buy Side Takes Heart in Access-Fee Pilot

– Despite the pomp an circumstance surrounding the SEC access fee pilot, market pundits wonder aloud if the program will yield meaningful results.

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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