Insider Trading: Can It Be Stopped?
With the SEC under pressure to salvage its battered reputation, the regulator has been acting with new-found zeal to eliminate insider trading.
New Options Symbology Phased In
New options symbology was phased in on Feb. 12, seemingly without any problems. But given the far-reaching nature of the conversion for brokers, exchanges, clearing firms and vendors, some kinks still could arise.
Back Office: Time to Pay the Piper
With increasing complexity and the need for more highly automated operations, the back office will require increased innovation and continued investment.
What They're Really Doing in Davos
Some of the world's most high-powered people are meeting in Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF) not to make decisions, but to get to know each other and face the problems together.
SEC Debates Sponsored Access Ban (video)
Regulators are examining sponsored access, which allows high-speed traders and others to trade directly on exchanges. Larry Tabb, CEO and founder of TABB Group, talks to Advanced Trading Editor-in-Chief Kerry Massaro about the implications of the SEC's proposed ban of sponsored, or naked, access.
What's Next For Wall Street?
Obama's new banking regulation will not be about bringing back the Glass-Steagall Act, although it will give regulators the authority to limit risky activity by banks. William Rudin, Rudin Mgmt. vice chairman & CEO and Alan Greenberg, JP Morgan vice chairman emeritus, discuss upcoming new regulations in this CNBC video.
Nasdaq's Efficiency Drive (Video)
In this video, WS&T Senior Editor Melanie Rodier speaks to Eric Noll, Head of Nasdaq Transaction Services, about the latest technology developments at Nasdaq, including the exchange's drive to make transparent markets more effective for all users.
Algos Gone Wild
Panelists debate whether an algo gone wild could bring down the market.
10 Trends That Are Reshaping the Wall Street Back Office
With new regulations on the way and calls for greater scrutiny and transparency into how financial instruments are priced and cleared, the importance of a strong back office is destined to receive a lift this year. Here are 10 developments that are reshaping Wall Street's operations departments and the technology they use.