OPINION: Buy Side the New Sell Side?

The fixed-income market has been granted yet another stay from what some market participants and observers believe is an inevitable day of reckoning. Yield on…

OPINION: It’s Been a Good Month

The headline may read a bit odd, given that the S&P is down about 7% from its September high amid slowing economic growth and concerns…

OPINION: Mark Twain and Barclays LX

Mark Twain famously said “reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” If Twain were alive today, could he say the same about Barclays LX dark…

Exchange Technology in Focus

While some market participants and observers believe automation and speed are over-emphasized in exchange trading, there is broad agreement that on balance, technology has massively…

OTC Swap ‘Futurization’ Parsed

The ‘futurization’ of the over-the-counter swap market is progressing slowly, and how much the process accelerates over the next year will depend on factors such…

Jensen Awaits Volatility

Like a rising tide lifts all boats, the highly accomodative monetary policy of the past few years has broadly boosted stock-market performance while compacting return…

‘Tick Size’ Pilot Needs Streamlining, STA Says

A proposed pilot program to deepen liquidity in some small-capitalization stocks by widening minimum quoting and trading increments has conceptual merit, but it needs streamlining,…

MiFID II Vexes European Buy Side 

Fund managers will to change their workflows to meet best execution requirements under new trading rules in the European Union. Anthony Kirby, director and head…

Sapient Warns on Trade Reporting 

Sapient Global Markets, the consultancy, warned that regulators will be unable to identify systemic risks until there are global standards for trade reporting. In February,…

TriAct Raises Bar for Canadian ATS

Toronto-based TriAct Canada Marketplace, which operates the MATCH Now alternative trading system, is underway with a plan to improve customers’ trading experience and gain market…