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Canada Eyes Order Protection Revamp

09.19.2014

Canadian securities regulators have proposed amending the Order Protection Rule to make it easier for marketplaces to ignore, or “trade through,” quotes from other marketplaces that failed to meet a minimum volume threshold. Read more

FCA Supports Esma on Dealing Commissions

09.19.2014

David Lawton, director of markets at the Financial Conduct Authority, said the UK regulator supported European proposals for fund managers … Read more

Futures and Swaps Seek Happy Medium

09.18.2014

Tullett Prebon has on-boarded the vast majority of the market participants who previously executed swaps in the inter-dealer market to … Read more

Back to the Future

09.18.2014

A conversation about ‘futurization’ would be incomplete without discussing the recent past, according to George Harrington, global head of fixed … Read more

Institutions to Increase Hedge Fund Allocations Despite Calpers

09.18.2014

The majority of institutional investors intend to increase their hedge fund investments despite the California Public Employees’ Retirement System withdrawing … Read more

A Straightforward Structure

09.17.2014

Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada maximizes market returns, eschews complexity Read more

Futures-to-OTC Transition Challenges Prop Traders

09.17.2014

Chicago-based proprietary trading firm Geneva Capital isn’t fazed by the multiplicity of assets that it needs to trade. Multi-asset class … Read more

‘The Internet of Things’ Comes to Wall Street

09.17.2014

The Internet of Things, by which devices communicate with each other, holds implications for the delivery of financial services. “The … Read more

UK Market Awaits Scottish Referendum

09.17.2014

Sterling and other UK assets are likely to come under additional pressure if Scotland votes for independence according to BlackRock. … Read more

Wall Street Beckons…For Engineers

09.16.2014

Make no mistake about it, the world of trading today revolves around applied science and programming more than it does … Read more

Multi-Asset Trading, Chicago Style

09.16.2014

For proprietary trading firms, multi-asset trading connotes an ability to nimbly execute trades across different asset classes, where the characteristics … Read more

Changes Afoot in OTC Sector

09.16.2014

The future of over-the-counter markets lies in standardization, according to Dan Smalley, head of derivatives business development at trading platform … Read more

Buy Side Forced to Review Collateral Arrangements

09.16.2014

The introduction of mandatory clearing of over-the-counter derivatives is forcing the buy side to think more strategically about its use … Read more

Banks Scale Back Risk

09.15.2014

Regulatory actions intended to avert the next financial crisis are forcing banks into a wait-and-see mode with regard to risk … Read more

A Multi-Asset Trading Culture

09.15.2014

As asset managers seek to create alpha by identifying assets that are uncorrelated with the rest of the market, they … Read more

Scotland, Other Macro Events Drive Volatility

09.15.2014

Global macroeconomic events, especially for options trading, involves analyzing the markets in real time and using that to price options, … Read more

Demand for Liquid Alternatives Increases

09.12.2014

Demand for liquid alternatives is increasing across all distribution channels, especially wealth managers and family offices, neither of whom has … Read more

Market Efficiency and Fairness: Finding the Right Balance

09.12.2014

Can markets be both fair and efficient? That’s an open question according to many, as the combination is the holy … Read more

Volatility Poised for Upswing?

09.12.2014

To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of volatility’s demise are greatly exaggerated. Financial markets are being pushed and pulled by a … Read more

Demystifying Structured Credit

09.11.2014

New regulations on disclosure of loan-level details for asset-backed securities may help demystify a market whose opacity contributed directly to … Read more


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