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Tom Doris

Managing the HFT Flood

Buyside firms need to leverage technology to stop writing checks to HFT firms with clients's money.

Traders Poll

The SEC has approved a test plan allowing the quoting of small-cap stocks in increments larger than one tick. Do you think the pilot program will be successful in boosting the trading of small-cap stocks?



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Swaps Pioneers Recall Wild West History as Trading Goes Digital

– Now a $426 trillion industry, rate swaps are going through another revolution: Starting Feb. 15, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission requires most to trade on new systems known as swap execution facilities.


Hedge Fund Net Inflows May Triple This Year, Says Deutsche Bank

– Hedge funds may attract $171 billion of net inflows and generate $191 billion in performance-related gains, according investors polled by the German bank.


Chicago Fed Sees Risk From High-Speed Trading in Stock Market

– The Fed is the latest voice to join the debate over whether the $22 trillion U.S. equity market is organized appropriately


Traders Magazine Summer 2011

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Traders Magazine Spring 2011

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– Click here to read 32 profiles on individuals from The Street who support local, national and international charities.


2009 Traders Magazine Special Report Algorithmic Trading

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– Market fragmentation and competition continue to drive algorithms to become smarter and more customizable in order to accomplish sophisticated algo, basket and portfolio strategies that are crucial to executing orders in multiple venues while managing market impact and achieving best execution. As a result, algorithms have proliferated with some 300 or more in the market designed for individualized strategies and the portfolio manager’s goals. 10 Industry leaders present the challenges they see in the market and how your product offerings are unique and customized to client demands. They discuss trade cost tools and how to utilize them to develop strategy, or adapt to market conditions. Algorithms have become an indispensable trading tool. Their value boils down to this, according to analyst Stephen Bruel: “Algorithms provide a mechanism to find and source the right liquidity as close to the right time as possible and as close to the right price as possible. That value of improving execution is a key component to buyside performance.”


2009 Traders Magazine Special Report: EMS & OMS

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– With competition heating up in a razor thin spread environment, what tools are available through your EMS/OMS platform that allow clients and prospects to gain more control over their trades and achieve quality executions? What added technology is on the horizon? Talk about what your customers like most about your product, and what ways they can use your system to achieve their strategy. As key market participants move toward a fully integrated EMS-OMS platform, all of the major players have found a way to differentiate themselves to gain a competitive advantage through proprietary functionality, and disparate liquidity points. Regulation, competition and fragmentation are pushing firms to refine their tools to keep up with the demands of each trade while achieving best execution for their clients. OMS vendors have been adding EMS functionality to make their systems full front to back solutions and EMS vendors continue to improve their OMS like functionality.


2009 Traders Magazine Special Report: Crossing Networks/ Dark Pools

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– Special Report: Crossing Networks/ Dark Pools With forty (40) odd Crossing Networks/Dark Pool offerings currently available we are faced with a misery of choice and a multitude of questions. This Special Report is crafted by both Buy and Sell side professionals whose concerns will most probably mirror your own. Several providers of Crossing Networks participated in this special report and the end result should enable you to make a more educated decision on how best to direct your order flow and manage your transactions. We hope you find these articles insightful and informative. We Welcome your feedback. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to call or email me.


2009 Traders Magazine Supplement: Best Execution

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– Traders Magazine is pleased to present our 6th Annual Best Execution supplement. This Supplement is in response to the needs of the Institutional Trading Community. Some topics remain top-of-mind in importance an interest and those topics are re-visited. This year's Best Execution supplement was developed to facilitate an industry-wide discussion and explore the topic of Best Execution from a number of perspectives. We believe you will find this issue the most informative to date. Eleven leading financial organizations offer their individual points of view and thought leadership on Best Execution. They discuss what their organizations are doing, how they address Best Execution, what they see as the challenges and where the process of Best Execution is headed.


Traders Magazine Special Report: Developments in Algorithmic Trading.

– Market fragmentation and competition continue to drive algorithms to become smarter and more customizable in order to accomplish sophisticated algo, basket and portfolio strategies that are crucial to executing orders in multiple venues while managing market impact and achieving best execution. As a result, algorithms have proliferated with some 300 or more in the market designed for individualized strategies and the portfolio manager’s goals. 10 Industry leaders present the challenges they see in the market and how your product offerings are unique and customized to client demands. They discuss trade cost tools and how to utilize them to develop strategy, or adapt to market conditions.


Executive Perspectives Supplement 2008

– Traders Magazine is pleased to Present our 3rd Annual special supplement featuring CEOs and other senior executives from leading brokerage and technology organizations around the country. In this issue, each industry leader shares his or her vision and perspective on their individual companies, industry trends, and market challenges. They talk about the future of trading and how they manage business in order to maintain Competitive advantage. They offer insight in their own voices, via their own statements, in unique and powerful ways.


Traders Magazine Special Report: Crossing Networks/ Dark Pools

– With forty (40) odd Crossing Networks/Dark Pool offerings currently available we are faced with a misery of choice and a multitude of questions. This Q&A asks four (4) specific questions, crafted by both Buy and Sell side professionals whose concerns will most probably mirror your own. Seventeen (17) providers of Crossing Networks participated in this Q&A and the end result should enable you to make a more educated decision on how best to direct your order flow and manage your transactions.


Traders Magazine Special Report: EMS OMS: Innovative Tools to Navigate a Dynamic Market Structure

– As key market participants move toward a fully integrated EMS-OMS platform, all of the major players have found a way to differentiate themselves to gain a competitive advantage through proprietary functionality, and disparate liquidity points. Regulation, competition and fragmentation are pushing firms to refine their tools to keep up with the demands of each trade while achieving best execution for their clients. OMS vendors have been adding EMS functionality to make their systems full front to back solutions and EMS vendors continue to improve their OMS like functionality.


Traders Magazine 2008 Best Execution Supplement

– Traders Magazine is pleased to present our 5th Annual Best Execution supplement. This Supplement is in response to the needs of the Institutional Trading Community. Some topics remain top-of-mind in importance an interest and those topics are re-visited. This year's Best Execution supplement was developed to facilitate an industry-wide discussion and explore the topic of Best Execution from a number of perspectives. We believe you will find this issue the most informative to date. Eleven leading financial organizations offer their individual points of view and thought leadership on Best Execution. They discuss what their organizations are doing, how they address Best Execution, what they see as the challenges and where the process of Best Execution is headed.


Traders Magazine Special Report: Algos 3.0 Developments in Algorithmic Trading.

– Market fragmentation and competition continue to drive algorithms to become smarter and more customizable in order to accomplish sophisticated algo, basket and portfolio strategies that are crucial to executing orders in multiple venues while managing market impact and achieving best execution. As a result, algorithms have proliferated with some 300 or more in the market designed for individualized strategies and the portfolio manager’s goals. 10 Industry leaders present the challenges they see in the market and how your product offerings are unique and customized to client demands. They discuss trade cost tools and how to utilize them to develop strategy, or adapt to market conditions.



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