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Jensen Awaits Volatility


Like a rising tide lifts all boats, the highly accomodative monetary policy of the past few years has broadly boosted … Read more

‘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 … Read more

Volatility Captive to Fed


Low stock-market volatility is expected to continue as long as the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks continue their … Read more

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. … Read more

European ETF Assets Reach Record 


Assets in exchange-traded funds and products listed in Europe reached a high of $477.4bn as year-to-date net new inflows overtook … Read more

Canadian Market Structure Parsed


With an effective regulatory regime and comparatively low representation of the high-frequency trading and dark pools that cause consternation in … Read more

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 … Read more

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’ … Read more

Exchanges Defend European Data Fees 


Exchanges have defended their market data fees in Europe to regulators despite complaints from fund managers that the charges are … Read more

ICE’s Sprecher Talks Equity Market Structure


IntercontinentalExchange is one of the most influential market operators in the world, and chief executive Jeff Sprecher is by extension … Read more

European Fund Managers Blanch at Data Costs 


Fund managers told European regulators market data fees in the region are too high in comparison to the US and … Read more

Candriam Does More With Less


European trading desk handles more order flow with the same headcount. Read more

SEFs: Volatility, Please


Aside from the shifting regulatory playing field and buy-side unfamiliarity with the structure,  there is a more fundamental cause behind … Read more

Agency Brokers Gain on ‘Bulge Bracket’


Broker-dealers whose business model is trade-execution only are gaining traction with the buy side, at the expense of sell-side banks … Read more

DTCC Launches Data and Documentation Utility 


The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, together with six banks, is launching a platform to centrally store legal entity data … Read more

A Pioneering Pension


Colorado PERA charts its own investment course Read more

Belzberg-Founded Infinigon Offers Social-Media Analytics


Social media has ratcheted up the stakes associated with sentiment investing, as the 24-hour news cycle and Twitter create a … Read more

Market Structure, Valuations in Focus


A seasonal lull is expected to keep markets comparatively quiet into September, but there are at least a couple major … Read more

M&A, Emerging Managers Draw Interest


Mergers and acquisitions and ‘emerging’ hedge-fund managers are among alpha-generating strategies deployed by buy-side investors so far in 2014. The … Read more

Summer C-Level Series: Terry Duffy, CME Group


The major themes of our business so far in 2014 have been focused on growing our core business and expanding the reach of our products. Read more

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