Algorithmic trading

Goldman Sachs Gears Up for New Options Era

Sell-side firms' electronic trading units are getting into new frontiers, both geographically and by asset class, with options being the newest of these. Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading (GSET) is tasked with developing and providing technology to…

The Naked Truth

The 60-day feedback period allocated by the SEC to its proposed changes to the practice of sponsored access is almost up, and by the time this issue hits desks, ‘unfiltered’ access may be a thing of the past. But the real issue here is how brokers…

Spotlight on Gil Shaked

Gil Shaked, former chief executive at hedge fund service provider EXENET and managing director of Credit Suisse's Prime Services and Alternative Investments business, is no stranger to buy-side managers' concerns about latency. Now chief executive at…

So Long to All That

Like most in the industry, I'm glad that 2008 is finally winding down. Although I'm not eagerly awaiting 2009, I believe most of us are well braced for the coming annus horribilis . Money can be made as a bull or a bear, but it's the uncertainty that is…

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