Larry Tabb

Profile of Larry Tabb

Founder & CEO, TABB Group
Blog Posts: 158

Larry Tabb is the founder and CEO of TABB Group, the financial markets' research and strategic advisory firm focused exclusively on capital markets. Founded in 2003 and based on the interview-based research methodology of "first-person knowledge" he developed, TABB Group analyzes and quantifies the investing value chain from the fiduciary, investment manager, broker, exchange and custodian, helping senior business leaders gain a truer understanding of financial markets issues. Larry has published industry research analyzing ECNs; fixed income, equity and foreign exchange trading systems; back-office trade processing systems; broker workstations; analytical trading tools; infrastructure development tools; and foreign and emerging market technologies. He has written extensively on the changing market structure, exchanges and regulatory issues and business continuity as well as new technology trends in cost management, risk management, order management, best execution, algorithmic trading, dark pools, multi- and cross-asset trading, liquidity management, FIX, STP, connectivity, custody and advances in emerging technologies.

Articles by Larry Tabb

Tabb Senate Testimony: First, Do No Harm

In his testimony before the US Senate on Thursday, the Advanced Trading and Wall Street & Technology columnist Larry Tabb answers the question: What, if any, policy changes should be considered by regulators or Congress in order to better protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation?

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Fragmentation Is Redlining the Markets

Fragmentation is wrecking one of the greatest financial markets of all time, according to Tabb Group’s Larry Tabb. In the wake of the Knight Capital fiasco, he says, the SEC should think hard about the market structure it has created, and do its utmost to rein it in.

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How the JOBS Act Will Impact Hedge Funds

The recently passed Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act is about more than jobs. The new regulation is likely to drive consolidation among asset managers, and small hedge funds are in danger of being forced out of the game.

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Alpha Bets: Alpha or Beta, Which Are You?

The investing world is bifurcating into two camps: those generating alpha and seeking uncorrelated returns, and those focusing on beta and capturing index- based returns. Which camp you are in makes all the difference in the world.

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Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me?

The rule has an implementation period that potentially could stretch to 11 years, starting with a two-year rule-writing allowance, followed by a two-year implementation period, three one-year extensions, and finally a four-year gradual extended transition for illiquid securities funds and/or products.

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Speed and Market Efficiency: Competition Over Mandate?

When the speed of the price provider and the price taker are not in parity, the market becomes inefficient and seemingly unfair. We can mandate slower markets, a wider quote or faster technologies, or hold market professionals accountable and let competition run its course.

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Tabb: HFT, Fat Fingers and Market Insanity

May 6, 2010 saw a complete meltdown of liquidity in a five-minute period of time and whether it was caused by high frequency trading or the lack thereof or it was an algos-gone-wild moment or was caused by a trader fat-fingering an order, we need to get to the bottom of this - and fast.

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New Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal: 'It's in There'

The Obama administration's new regulatory reform proposal -- which covers everything financial -- is divided into five major categories: firm supervision and regulation, financial market supervision, consumer protection, governmental crisis management tools, and increased global regulatory cooperation.

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We Need Industry Leadership Now

As legislators take aim at Wall Street, the industry must seize the opportunity to work with regulators to create guidelines that will benefit everyone, says Special Contributing Editor Larry Tabb.

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Opportunities Beckon Amid Economic Turmoil

A shaky economy and the defibrillation of many fixed-income products provide fertile ground for automated trading, fixed-income ECNs and exchanges -- as well as opportunities for those willing to take some calculated risk.

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Smart Order Routing Gets Enlightened

The need for increasingly intelligent smart routing is being driven by a more complex execution environment as smart routers of the future will need to be increasingly flexible and multifunctional.

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Liquidity Begets Liquidity

Most think of price when thinking of liquidity. But price can be subjective. How long it takes to execute, how definitive the execution is and the probability that the price will change before execution also are key factors.

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Until high-speed, low-latency technology becomes easier to acquire, install and integrate, there are going to be many disappointed vendors.

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Nasdaq-LSE: Is the Party Over?

Does the apparent death of the Nasdaq-LSE deal spell doom for the transatlantic duo? Are Nasdaq and the London Stock Exchange shark bait, or is this one more step in a chess match being staged on a global scale?

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Regaining N.Y.’s Financial Glory?

The SEC's vote to reduce the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley by reducing audit and sign-off requirements on firms' financial controls is a positive step, but will it bring back growth to the U.S.'s financial markets?

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