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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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FlexTrade Integrates Kensho Actionable Intelligence into FlexTRADER EMS

– New EMS system combines artificial intelligence and analytics to enhance best execution capabilities.


QUICK TAKE: Liquidnet's Sussman Wants Bolder Access Fee Cap Pilot

– In this QUICK TAKE piece written for Traders Magazine by Liquidnet's Adam Sussman, he argues that while the Access Fee Cap Pilot should yield some useful data, he would like the SEC to be a bit bolder in its experiment.


TMX and Shorcan Announce Crypto Brokerage

– Shorcan DCN to team up with Paycase Financial to provide cryptocurrency brokerage services and create global data products.


Blockchain Powered EMX Futures Exchange Formed

– The EverMarkets Exchange (EMX), expected to launch later this year for non-US participants, will list both cryptocurrency and traditional futures contracts.


Liquidity Pressures Easing in Corporate Bond Market

– Liquidity constraints are finally lifting somewhat in the corporate bond market. At least for smaller trades, according to a new study from Greenwich Associates.


Neudata Launches Alt Data Research Platform

– The new Neudata alt data use-case research tool combines voluminous data from academia and sell-side investors, as well as independent and Neudata’s proprietary research.


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.


Liquidnet Rolls Out Virtual High Touch for Best Execution

– Liquidnet announced the launch of Best Ex Replay, the newest addition to the Liquidnet Virtual High Touch suite powered by data and analytics from OTAS Technologies.


FLASHBACK FRIDAY GALLERY: 2011 Security Traders Association of Chicago

– This week’s Flashback Friday looks back to March 2011, when the Security Traders Association of Chicago mid-winter meeting was not the first one of the year as it is now. Traders Magazine takes a walk back down Memory Lane to the 2011 Mid-Winter Meeting that was held on March 9.


Business Process Management and Automation for Financial Institutions

– In this contributed item, Mark Holenstein identifies how the influence of BPM has been seen in the development of AI solutions specific to the banking and financial industry.


TA Associates Announces Majority Investment in Confluence

– Confluence is uniquely positioned as the only unified data-driven software platform that enables asset managers and global and regional fund administrators to automate various communications and reporting to shareholders and regulators.


CII Elects New Board, Names Florida SBA Executive Director

– The Council of Institutional Investors (CII) has elected a new board of directors for 2018-19, and named Ashbel Williams, executive director and CIO, Florida State Board of Administration (SBA), board chair.


SGX and Smartkarma Roll-Out C-Suite Pilot Program

– The C-Suite Pilot Program will develop an innovative research solution to bring listed companies, analysts and investors on to a single platform


NEX May Find More Suitors

– Other exchanges and other firms just might come out of the woodwork in an attempt to scuttle the CME Group's possible purchase of the NEX Group.


Buy Side Tackles Fixed Income 'Best Ex'

– Buy-side heads of fixed income dealing said they will focus this year on obtaining the data they need to evidence best execution as required under new regulations.



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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