Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

The Curious Case of the Trader–Vendor

Tradeworx, now Thesys Group, is the latest in a series of firms that has decided to pull back from trading activities and focus on fintech. And it’s unlikely to be the last.

Fee Fight: Ye Olde Market Data Battleground

Market data fees charged by exchanges continue to be a bone of contention for banks, electronic trading firms and asset managers. And although recent events playing out in the US are adding fuel to the fee fire, frustration levels are rising in Europe…

Cryptocurrencies Come of Age, But Is Crypto Data Ready?

Once used as payment for shady deals, digital currencies have long been the domain of speculators and retail investors. But the wild price increases of the past year have led institutional investors to sniff excitedly at the loins of the cryptocurrency…

Industry Fears Neutered CAT in 2018

The SEC’s Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) of US equities trade data hit a fresh snag in late 2017, missing a major deadline for reporting, blaming insufficient cyber defenses. As it marches into another crucial year, Tim Bourgaize Murray reports on the…

Data Fee Complainants Buoyed by SEC Appointee

Recent appointments at the US Securities and Exchange Commission have led some firms to believe regulators and policymakers will finally start to address what they believe to be opaque pricing structures for market data at exchanges. Joanne Faulkner…

Law & Disorder: US Preps Defense Against Mifid II

As Mifid II's deadline approaches, US firms affected by the rules are still waiting for regulators to resolve crucial conflicts between European and American laws, and are likely to be making adjustments well after the deadline has passed, reports…

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