Thursday, May 26, 2022


Flash Friday
FLASH FRIDAY: The 2022 Markets Choice Awards, in Photos

FLASH FRIDAY: The 2022 Markets Choice Awards, in Photos

A look back at our May 4 event - and a look further back, to the inaugural 2013 MCAs.


Traders Feature

DTCC Identifies Key Systemic Threats for Risk Managers

DTCC’s new white paper highlights interconnectedness risks that pose increased contagion threat.


Best New Product: State Street Alpha Data Platform

Jeff Shortis of State Street tells about State Street Alpha Data Platform.

Enfusion Launches New Features to Address Emerging OEMS Adoption

Managers can deploy the full platform or individual modules.

CEO of the Year: Brad Levy, Symphony

Leader cites curiosity, hard work, and teamwork for the success of the communications infrastructure provider.

CMG Launches the Industry’s First Connected ECM Platform

Over 100 asset managers are now active on CMG XC along with 7 of the world’s largest banks.

Robeco Selects Goldman Sachs Pre-Trade Analytics via Flextrader EMS

The move is designed to optimize the support for Robeco’s best execution obligations.

Prysm Capital Leads $165m Series B in Clear Street

The investment round marks Clear Street’s first venture capital raise since inception.

SEC Charges BNY Mellon Investment Adviser for Misstatements and Omissions Concerning ESG Considerations

BNY Mellon Investment Adviser agreed to pay a $1.5 million penalty.

ECXX Selects OneTick Trade Surveillance

ECXX will benefit from the same technology that traditional exchanges use to meet global regulatory requirements.

ON THE MOVE: Shiva Kumar Joins Piper Sandler;  Finbourne Adds Robert Byrne

The weekly recap of new hires, promotions and job changes in capital markets trading and technology.


TECH TUESDAY: Options Market Technology in Focus

Investment in market infrastructure is needed to support rapid growth in message and trading volumes.


Return of the Fed Rise: Can Apprentice Traders Triumph Over Their Masters?

Return of the Fed Rise: Can Apprentice Traders Triumph Over Their Masters?
Oliver Blower of VoxSmart writes that the junior traders need to look for alternative ways to help them navigate their portfolios .



How Close is Crypto to Institutional Adoption?

How Close is Crypto to Institutional Adoption?
Todd Crosland of CoinZoom shares his thoughts on the rise of cryptocurrencies and what it means for the institutional trading market.

Tradeweb Introduces Enhanced Functionality for Portfolio Trading

Tradeweb Introduces Enhanced Functionality for Portfolio Trading
Tradeweb has increased the capacity of its portfolio trading tool to more than 2,000 line items.

Best Risk Management Product: LIST

Best Risk Management Product: LIST
LIST Chief Product and Marketing Officer Mirko Marcadella discusses the Markets Choice Award.

Prometheum ATS to Launch in Q3

Prometheum ATS to Launch in Q3
ATS will target institutional traders, and then plans on introducing retail.


Who Pays the SEC’s Bill on Crypto? (Hint: Not Crypto)

STA President shares his thoughts on the SEC’s 2023 proposed budget related to crypto markets.

Taming the Crypto Wild West with Trade Surveillance

Greg Tishelman of OneMarketData explains why trade surveillance for Crypto is critical.

Canadian Securities Regulators Authorize Discontinuation of the CDOR

The notices authorize the request by RBSL to cease publication of CDOR after June 28, 2024.


Whither Options Trading?

OIC kicks off with a high-level state of the market report.

Retail Trading: Down From Peak, But Still Strong

STANY panel observes a "new normal" of at least several percentage points above pre-pandemic levels.


Virtu Financial Announces Formation of Consortium to Drive Expansion of RFQ-hub platform

RFQ-hub consortium aims to create the leading global institutional multi-asset RFQ platform

Finalis Pencils Down Podcast … Listen Up!

The podcast covers issues in investment banking.

Financial Institutions Have WhatsApp Employee Blind Spot, Says Survey

Only 14% actively carry out effective supervision or surveillance, a poll of almost 100 market participants found.

Hybrid Working Amplified Burnout in Financial Services Employees

One in six respondents state burnout has increased exponentially.

Trading Venue Perimeter: Whose Interest is Being Protected Under ATS Reform?

Regulators should refrain from intervening legitimate private practices, writes Kelvin To of Data Boiler Technologies.

Digital Assets

Goldman Sachs and Dawn Capital Co-Invest in Elwood

The firm will use funds to expand product offerings and its global operations.

BNYM, Citi, Wells and Others Join $105M Series B for Talos

Institutional adoption of Digital Assets accelerates.

DFS Urges Crypto Firms to Use Blockchain Analytics

NY state-regulated virtual currency entities encouraged to adopt blockchain analytics tools.

Northern Trust Builds Digital Asset Product Store

Capabilities are going live on a weekly basis.