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FCA Chief Highlights Struggle against “Dystopian” Tech Scenario

Martin Wheatley, chief executive of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has said that the role of regulators in the modern world is to strike a balance...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | High Frequency Trading | 11 Jun 2014

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Boutique Options Shops Ponder Exit, Improvements as Opportunities Narrow

Citing fragmented markets, IT costs, and larger market makers' increasing dominance, a panel of proprietary traders discussed what ails options firms at this year's Options Industry conference, recently held outside Austin, Texas. Though not every panelist...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 27 May 2014

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Don't Bother Joining the Low-Latency Arms Race, Say Low-Latency Traders

Low-latency trading, which has dominated the equities conversation for years, seems to have hit an unceremonious wall. Asked if there is still an opportunity to make money in latency arbitrage, a panel at the North American Financial Information Summit...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | High Frequency Trading | 27 May 2014

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Front-Office Influence Wanes in Modern Buy-Side Firms

A hard-and-fast rule in buy-side firms used to be that the trader’s word was God, at least for middle- and back-office teams who often had to scramble to implement their requests at short notice. Given the increased focus on cost savings and efficiency,...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 23 May 2014

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Buy Side Has an Eye, but Not a Finger on the Pulse, say Tech Chiefs

While buy-side firms are aware of so-called disruptive technologies, the industry as a whole is not keen to press ahead with early adoption in most cases, tech chiefs at buy-side firms said at the Buy-Side Technology European Summit’s C-Level panel....

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 20 May 2014

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Extending 'Continuum of Innovation', BlackRock and Tradeweb Ally on Electronic Rates Trading

A recently announced and newly-integrated electronic trading solution will fuse Tradeweb's marketplace with Aladdin for order management, pricing, and execution of interest rate products and derivatives, serving only to deepen one the industry's longest...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | OMS & EMS | 14 May 2014

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As the Japanese Market Matures, Risk Checks Take Center Stage

During a panel discussion at this year's Tokyo Trading Architecture Summit, end users talked about how they are investing in new technologies for pre- and post-trade risk checks, and how these solutions are becoming a competitive differentiator.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Risk Management | 13 May 2014

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Dark Pools Are Growing, but Regulations Loom

According to studies conducted by consultancy Celent, dark pool trading in the US has steadily risen since 2008.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 12 May 2014

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HFT Profits Down as Concerns Grow

At the recent Tokyo Trading Architecture Summit, Neil Katkov, senior vice president of the Asia region for Celent, laid out the state of high-frequency trading (HFT) in the US and discussed what might lie ahead for Japan.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 05 May 2014

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After Adjustments, Aequitas Still Set for 2015 Launch

Given the public opprobrium that surrounds high-frequency trading (HFT) at the moment, it’s easy to forget that some firms have been talking about the issues described in Michael Lewis’ book, Flash Boys, for a while now. One of those is Aequitas Innovations,...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Exchanges | 30 Apr 2014

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