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Steve Grob
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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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Spotify Puts Wall Street’s Old Ways on the Spot

– In an exclusive to Traders Magazine, Don Ross, CEO of PDQ/CODA Markets, shares his thoughts on the upcoming Spotify IPO.


Spot Crypto Market Plays By Its Own Rules

– Buy-side firms seeking to enter the cryptocurrency spot market should not confuse the nascent market with other more familiar financial markets despite common terminology, according to regulators and market participants.


New BlockShadow Service from Fidessa Solves MiFID II Block Trading Issues

– Fidessa's BlockShadow manages the whole process of placing multiple conditional orders on dark pools venues whilst at the same time still sending slices to regular "lit" markets.


QUICK TAKE: Markets Could Get ‘Spooky’ as FOMC Announcement Approaches

– Tom Elliott, deVere Group’s International Investment Strategist, shared his thoughts with Traders Magazine on today's FOMC meeting and possible outcome.


Mark-to-Market Election

– Law firm Kleinberg Kaplan shares its thoughts tracking the tax rules for traders regarding marking to market.


Equity ETFs Post First Outflows in Two Years

– Fears of rising interest rates and inflation expectations jolted markets and led US-listed ETFs to post $10 billion of outflows in February – the industry’s first monthly outflow since February 2016, according to data recorded by State Street Global Advisors.


TRADERS Q&A: BNP’s Wikström Talks AI, Alt Data and TCA

– In an interview with Traders Magazine, Petra Wikström, Global Head of FX Execution & Alpha Solutions, BNP Paribas shared her thoughts on the buy-side’s focus on AI, alt data and TCA.


ISA Chairman Promotes ICO Easements

– The Chairman of the Israeli Securities Authority, Anat Guetta, has come out to promote easements on the issuing of cryptocurrencies and supports a new ICO framework.


Europe Readies For Dark-Pool Caps

– The European market is preparing for the suspension of trading in dark pools for some stocks last week, with the largest number of stocks affected being UK names.


Risk Focus Launches Regulatory Reporting Advisory services

– The service is designed to help clients comply with global trade reporting regulations, meet aggressive deadlines and build solutions for regulatory compliance, including upcoming regulations like Securities Finance Transaction Reporting (SFTR), effective early 2019.


Brokers Look to Help Buy-Side Color its Trades

– The buy-side still wants their sell-side trader, whether they are considered high- or low-touch, to be a part of their execution strategy. As such, the sell-side trader is being asked by their institutional counterpart to empower them with the latest real-time technology and “color” that gives them a leg up in executing trades.


Industry Starts Next Round of CAT Dialog

– After 14 months without official engagement with the buy and sell sides, the CAT NMS Operating Committee has opened a new channel of engagement for the industry with the recent launch of its Industry Member Technical Specification Working Group.


ON THE MOVE: Liquidnet, LiquiityBook, Cowen Hiring Pros

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


Nasdaq's Albers Discusses the SIP

– Nasdaq's Oliver Albers explains why the SIP speed, resiliency, redundancy and overall cyber security matter to large financial firms and the investing public.


Five Ways Blockchain Will Disrupt Mainstream Financial Technology

– In order to make a major breakout, blockchain must attract the institutional investors who can propel it and that is beginning to unfold.



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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