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Almost two thirds of firms not confident about meeting MiFID II deadline

Almost two thirds of firms not confident about meeting MiFID II deadline Hayley McDowell hayley.mcdowell@strategic-i.com New survey also revealed the …

2017 TOP STORIES: Will MiFID II Destroy European Exchanges?

While a lot of time has been invested in analyzing MiFID II’s impact on research and unbundling, the impact of the regulation on European market …

Regulation

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Washington, D.C.—Today, in response to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking regarding …

Intellectual Property

IMC is a technology-driven trading firm, developing innovative technology and employing advanced trading strategies to make markets on more than 100 …

Machine Learning

122: Virtu, hitting singles all day long · Doug Cifu interview

Doug Cifu is the co-founder and CEO of Virtu Financial, one of the largest electronic market making firms in the world. Around the clock, Virtu are …

Trading

SEC poised to shorten settlement cycle for securities trades | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators are poised to shorten the amount of time it takes for a securities trade to settle, from three to two business days, in an effort to reduce credit and market risk exposure.<p>A sign for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pictured in the …

Fort Worth

A new breed of trader is threatening the Wall Street establishment

(AP Images)<p><b>More and more trading is conducted on electronic platforms, handing an opportunity to new, tech-savvy players</b>• <b><br>These "non-bank liquidity</b> …

BoE’s Jackson: need to intervene on market function still an open question

Central banks are still investigating the evolution of market structure in recent years, and the question of whether fresh intervention will be …

Blockchain offers banks potential, but HFT provides benefits now

Bill Harts, Modern Markets Initiative: HFT provides benefits now<p>I’ve been a technology nerd since before it was cool. In fact, when I went to college …

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Welcome to the third blog in our series on liquidity. If you haven’t done so already, please read our previous pieces: What is liquidity? and What is …

Stock Markets

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In our last blog, we discussed liquidity and defined it as a measure of market participants’ ability to trade what they want, when they want, at a …

Stock Markets

Emir review delayed until June 7

Postponement increases risk of entangling the review with Brexit euro clearing debate

Euro

FX algo trading set to surge this year

FX algo trading set to surge this year Hayley McDowell hayley.mcdowell@strategic-i.com JP Morgan survey finds FX traders will shift from …

MiFID II and Best Execution

<i>Meeting MiFID II’s Best Execution Challenges</i><p>In our last blog, we saw how today’s shifting political and commercial landscape is creating an …

RemoteAccess

EU financial transaction tax faces yet more roadblocks | Financial Industry & Algorithmic Trading News

The fledgling group of 10 EU member states still trying to adopt some form of FTT in Europe is facing yet more roadblocks.<p>Two countries (Belgium and …

EU Financial-Transaction Tax Said to Hit Roadblock Over Pensions

The 10 European Union countries exploring a financial-transaction tax are struggling to agree on key parts of the plan, casting new doubt on the …

Europe

Regulators try to keep up with world’s fastest traders

Authorities scrutinise the role of HFTs in volatile markets, but defenders say they are sources of liquidity<p>European regulators are struggling to …

Stock Markets

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Liquidity is a measure of market participants’ ability to trade what they want, when they want, at a mutually agreed upon price for a specific …

Spotlight on HFT Dims

High-frequency trading may not have quite gained acceptance — but at least the pitchforks have been put aside<p>High-frequency trading has served as …

Big banks miss out on fintech investment opportunities

Investment banks are making only paltry investments in start-ups focused on innovative capital markets technology in spite of the opportunity to use …

Bank of England doesn't see systemic risk from algorithms in wake of GBP 'flash crash' | Financial Industry & Algorithmic Trading News

Anil Kashyap, a member of the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee, was reported commenting on the events of Friday morning in GBP/USD. Yes, …

Bank of England

ECB calls for light touch on high frequency trading | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank called for a gradual approach to regulating ultra-fast trading on Tuesday, fearing stringent rules on the practice might jeopardize financial markets.<p>The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) are pictured in Frankfurt, Germany, September 8, …

Stock Markets

Wall Street’s Speed Demons Are Heroes

Across the wider world, Wall Street’s speed demons are all too often cast as the villains of the stock market.<p>As computerized trading firms have …

Stock Markets

Italian FTT increased volatility and costs, finds ECB

Italy introduced a transactions tax on the stock of companies with a market capitalisation of at least €500 million in March 2013

Market Capitalization

Flash Boys aren't rigging the market

Markets

The Flash Boys delusion: Why high frequency trading critics are wrong

THE PUBLICATION of Michael Lewis’s book Flash Boys has understandably turned the spotlight onto high frequency trading (HFT). A cacophony of voices …

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Over the summer, while college students interned, families vacationed, and the world watched the Olympics, several teams of academics put trading …

Trading