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The End of an Era: Farewell to an Icon
Commentary  |  1/27/2015  | 
After more than two decades of writing for Wall Street & Technology, I am leaving the media brand. It's time to reflect on our mutual history and the road ahead.
Beyond Bitcoin: Why Counterparty Has Won Support From Overstock's Chairman
Commentary  |  1/8/2015  | 
The combined excitement over the currency and the Blockchain has kept the market capitalization above $4 billion for more than a year. This has attracted both imitators and innovators.
Clearpool Releases Iris Technology to Meet Needs of Evolving Equities Market
News  |  1/7/2015  | 
Clearpool Execution Services will use Iris technology to improve the way institutional orders are handled and prioritized in different execution venues.
The Clock For Market Structure Change Is Ticking
News  |  1/7/2015  | 
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: The SEC is conducting a broad review of US equity market structure, but the most important proposals are the tick-size pilot, maker-taker rebates, dark pools, and order routing transparency.
Swap Markets Debate Anonymous Trading in SEFs
News  |  1/5/2015  | 
Capital Markets Outlook: With more than a year of SEF trading up and running, swap participants are looking at standardized Market Agreed Upon or "MAC" swap products, to fuel anonymous order book trading next year.
E-Trading Disruptors Seek Untapped Liquidity in Corporate Bonds
News  |  1/5/2015  | 
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Drawing on consumer tech examples like Spotify and Amazon, a new wave of fixed-income trading platforms is determined to help the buy side find liquidity in corporate bonds.
Bitcoin: 4 Factors Holding the Banks at Bay
Commentary  |  12/22/2014  | 
For a number of reasons, major banks haven't seized the opportunity to get involved with bitcoin. Banks like to participate in size, compliance has restrictions, and bosses don't understand it. But these hurdles will be overcome in 2015.
Fintech Fast Forward 2015
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
What will shape the future of Fintech in 2015 and beyond?
Trad-X SEF Reaches $1T Volume Milestone
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Tradition's SEF Trad-X has seen a sharp increase in trading activity since September for USD interest-rate swaps on its central limit order book, citing its hybrid voice and electronic platform as a differentiator.
Debating Apple's Dive: Flash Crash or Institutional Rebalancing?
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
Some market professionals thought Apple's 3% price decline last Monday was a flash crash or an algo run wild. Quants at Rosenblatt Securities analyzed the tick data and came up with a different interpretation.
Key Trends in Using FIX for Execution Transparency
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
Can the buy side really use the information it's requesting from the sell side for execution transparency?
How Much Does My FX Trading Cost?
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
The expansion of platforms for trading exacerbates the challenge of understanding where the true market for an instrument stands and how to execute the trade to achieve the lowest total transaction cost.
Telemetry & the Trader: Transforming Technology Performance
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
As telemetry becomes available to the trading community, Daljit Bhartt at ITG looks at its potential to revolutionize the way performance is measured.
IPC Systems Looks to Expand Compliance-Related Apps Under New Owner
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Centerbridge Partners LP will look to expand IPC's Unigy software-based trading platform and its mission-critical data and network services.
Moving the Trader Closer to the Investment Process
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
The sell side can demonstrate more value by applying analytics to pre- and post-trading, and by educating buy-side clients about broker segmentation, trading behavior and algorithm shortcomings, and more.
FIX Trading Community Revamps Efforts to Address High-Performance Trading
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
The nonprofit industry standards body said it has combined all initiatives related to the support of FIX for high-performance trading and market data under a single working group.
Wall Street Horizon Appoints Industry Veteran Bruce Fador as President
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Demand for stock calendar event data services is increasing among quants. Wall Street Horizon appointed Bruce Fador as president to push growth into other sectors.
Evercore ISI Selects REDI's Multi-Broker Network
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
REDI's independent trade management platform will provide access to Evercore ISI's electronic execution platform for US equities.
Fidelity Debuts Oculus Rift-Based Virtual Investment App
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Fidelity Labs, Fidelity Investments' 75-person R&D think-tank, has launched StockCity, a virtual-reality view of an investorís portfolio. StockCity uses Oculus Rift to simulate the investment cityscape.
Exchanges Gain as Equity Volumes Hit 3-Year High
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
With the return of volatility last month, exchange volumes surged 29%, off-exchange share slipped, and one dark pool closed up shop, according to analyst market structure reports.
BGC Partners Hires Javelin Founder James Cawley to Strengthen Its Offering
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
The move is the latest step taken by BGC Partners to grow its derivatives trading business while competition is heating up among D2D and D2C platforms.
OptionsCity To Launch Customizable Trading Experience
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
The Metro Now platform breaks tools down into downloadable build or buy widgets for faster deployment and a more customized trading style.
US T+2: All Thatís Left Is the Execution
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
T+2 settlement is right around the corner for the US. What will it take to get from where the industry is now to implementation?
Fidelity Survey: Mobile Financial Apps Bring Higher ROI
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
A Fidelity survey found that investors relying upon mobile finance apps are more engaged with their finances, with over 40% earning a 20%-plus return over the past 12 months.
ITG Adopts Machine Learning Techniques to Boost Fills in Dark Pools
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
To find natural liquidity from investors, ITG launched an optimizer that learns from its trades to allocate different order type combinations across 25 dark venues.
Whatís Next in News Analytics: Not Social, Not Yet
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
News sentiment analysis has come a long way, but it's still difficult to incorporate trusted social media data.
Cost to Trade: Hey, Banks, Itís Time to Face the Music
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Why is calculating the cost to trade so difficult for banks? The answer is as complex as the calculations themselves.
New York FinTech Innovation Lab Calls for New Entrepreneurial Applicants
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Wells Fargo joins 14 other major financial institutions providing mentoring and guidance to the six chosen startups.
Mobile Trading & Apple's New IPad Top Most Read List
Mobile Trading & Apple's New IPad Top Most Read List
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  10/17/2014  | 
Mobile trading apps are proliferating in financial services.
The UPI, the LEI & Beyond
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
The organizational mechanisms are in place. Now it's time for the financial industry professionals to provide guidance on a global coding scheme that is fit for all the purposes intended.
4 Takeaways From Caplin's Mobile Trading Study
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Don't have a mobile trading offering? Your excuse is invalid.
Single Dealer Platforms: Are Their Days Numbered?
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Today, clients are not really consolidating their trading through preferred single suppliers; they will always hunt for the best price, best service, and most trusted supplier in any given market.
Quantcha's Search Engine Helps Retail Investors Find & Analyze Options Strategies
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
The startup has launched an options search engine that filters and analyzes thousands of strategies based on an investor's stock price forecast, trade budget, and risk/reward parameters.
Innovation Is Job One At Fidelity Labs
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
Fidelity Labs has a long history of investing in technologies ahead of the business case. Sean Belka has taken up the mantle.
BGC Partners Hires Trading Tech Veteran as CIO
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
The interdealer broker hired fixed income technology expert Eric Hirschhorn to serve as chief information officer to expand its hybrid and electronic trading businesses.
Tabb Report: Capital Markets Trading Activity Consolidates in 10 Datacenters
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
After a 10-year building boom that led to excess capacity, datacenters with access to matching engines and liquidity are gaining the edge, Tabb Group reports.
Modernizing Voice Bond Trading
Commentary  |  10/3/2014  | 
Algomi doesn't take the approach that it can migrate voice trading to electronic flow. Instead, it focuses on how to make voice trading more efficient.
The New Race to Zero
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
The low-latency trading race is almost over, but the in-memory analytics race is just beginning.
Tabb Survey: Swap Participants Air Discontent With SEF Rules
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
The jury is still out on whether SEF rules will produce a positive outcome for the swap market, and some participants are shifting to alternative instruments, according to Tabb Group's fourth SEF Industry Barometer.
HFT's Death by a Thousand Cuts
Commentary  |  9/29/2014  | 
It took a while for regulators to catch up with high-frequency traders. Unfortunately for the HFT players, the regulators found their footing in September.
BlackRock Offers Recipe for Transforming a 'Broken' Fixed Inome Market
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
The world's largest money manager outlined steps for improving liquidity in corporate bond markets with expanded e-trading protocols and bond standardization.
ConvergEx Develops New Order Routing Strategy to IEX & Its Own Dark Liquidity Algo
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
The agency broker is giving the buy side a choice of routing a percentage of an order to IEX while designating a percentage to go through ConvergEx's Darkest, an algo connected to 20+ unlit venues.
Mobile Hot, Cloud Not in Financial Services
Commentary  |  9/22/2014  | 
A survey conducted by the Harvard Business Review in conjunction with Verizon looked at technology trends in various industries.
PDQ ATS Launches a New Electronic Equity Auction for Large Orders
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
As institutions struggle to execute large orders, PDQ ATS is introducing Auction1, a new auction for equities that pauses orders up to one second so it can aggregate liquidity from fragmented markets.
SEF Trading Volumes Emerging From Summer Doldrums
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Tradeweb's SEF saw a twenty-fold increase in interest-rate derivatives trading volume in the first two weeks of September, while Tabb Group looks for signs of summer doldrums turning around.
Startup Brings Pandora-Like Data Intelligence to Bond Voice Trading
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Algomi is helping sales traders find the other side of less liquid bond trades, so that banks can become more efficient at voice trading.
Venue & Order Routing Analytics to Boost Transparency in Fragmented Market
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Tabb Group announced Clarity, a venue and order routing analysis service, to help the buy side understand where and how orders are executed and handled in the fragmented stock market.
PDQ ATS's Pause & Algorithmic Trading Crowd Attains Volume Milestone
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
PDQ ATS, a venue that recreates floor trading, executed more than 1 billion shares in August, averaging 50 million share per day in US equities, the venue's parent reported.
Why Data Centers Matter For High-Frequency Traders
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
With HFT and electronic trading on the rise, firms are asking whether their legacy IT infrastructure is sufficient to support a higher volume of these transactions.
Why Settle for Less in the Front Office?
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
Recent research shows that sell-side firms are less than satisfied with their order management system (OMS) technology. Many front offices, however, continue to make do with their current solutions. Are they selling themselves short?
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