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Top Quotes of the Week
What a week! Europe double dips, hedge fund managers have big egos, MF Global pleads the Fifth, and everybody is leaving Goldman Sachs. Advanced Trading gathered up the funniest and the most revealing quotes from the capital markets thought leaders. There's a lot of bad news out there, but there are some bright spots. Enjoy.
Hedge Fund Trading Desks Are Just Window Dressing
Thanks to algorithms, quants and high-frequency trading there's no need to have a fleet of trading desks. Having traders stare at screens all day is just for pumping up the ego of the hedge fund owner, says George Michaels of G2 Systems.
Meet the Next-Generation Trader
Thanks to electronic markets, high-speed trading and intelligent algorithms, today's buy-side trader must evolve to survive.
Goldman Sach's Gupta Loses Wiretap Ruling
Former Goldman Sachs Group director Rajat Gupta lost his bid to suppress wiretap evidence at his upcoming criminal trial on charges that he leaked boardroom secrets to hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam.
New Leaders for Goldman Sachs?
Senior executives within Goldman Sachs have talked about splitting the roles of chief executive officer and chairman, two sources said, although pressure for any imminent move appears to have eased after a deal with a labor union pension fund.
BATS IPO Business Still Open
After a humiliating meltdown when its own initial public offering had to be withdrawn, the exchange operator will continues with its IPO listing business nevertheless.
Hedge Funds See Profits After Hot Q1
Hedge funds are cashing in some of their chips after enjoying a bumper first quarter, wary that a sudden change in market sentiment could see them take the sort of losses suffered in last year's volatile markets.
Algo Trading, HFT Wreaking Havoc on Commodities
Recent research showing a big jump in correlation between commodity and equity markets and among commodities themselves, over short periods from a second to an hour, has unleashed fresh bad tempered debate about whether "speculators" - especially high-frequency traders - are distorting commodity prices.
BATS Sticks with Europe Technology Plan After IPO Debacle
BATS Global Markets is sticking with a plan to move its Chi-X platform, Europe's largest share trading venue, to its own technology, after a software bug forced the exchange operator to take the embarrassing step of pulling its own listing last week.
BATS Flash Crash: Here's What Happened
Say what you will about BATS' humiliating IPO, stock plunge and trading stop last Friday - the exchange operator is owning up to it and answering questions.
270,000 More IT Jobs Headed Offshore
Offshore outsourcing will continue at brisk pace for next four years, then ease up as automation replaces offshoring as a way for companies to save money, a new study says.
BATS CEO: It Is With Great Humility
BATs CEO Joe Ratterman says it was a software glitch and in a letter to clients and investors he is now explaining to clients and the investor community what exactly happened.
Data Breach Costs Drop
Better response plans, improved investigation experience, and customer fatigue from breach notifications result in lower costs overall.
Using Twitter To Predict Financial Markets
Past research has looked at the sentiment on Twitter to predict stock price, but until now little research has focused on the volume of tweets and the way tweets are linked.
Securing the Cloud From the Outside-In
Conducting extensive due diligence of a cloud provider’s technology, processes and track-record can help alleviate security concerns for companies looking to move into cloud computing.