Are the Markets Just Too Fast?
Regulators including the SEC and the CFTC are struggling to keep up with and keep a grip on the warp-speed world of high-frequency trading -- and they are considering some severe measures as they struggle to understand just what HFT is.
Why Launching a Hedge Fund Is Harder Than Ever
Although hedge fund launches are expected to soar in 2012, getting one off the ground is much more difficult — and expensive — than ever before thanks to regulatory pressures, savvier investors and the cost of technology.
Q&A: How Can HFT Truly Slow Down?
As regulators and politicians look to manage the impact of high-frequency trading, change is coming. Advanced Trading spoke with Jamie Selway, managing director of broker-dealer ITG on what's in store for these high speed-trading firms.
Redline Trading Announces Pre-Trade Risk Solution
Aimed at latency sensitive applications, Redline's Pre-Trade Risk Solution performs a comprehensive series of risk checks in less than one microsecond to help firms comply with the SEC's 15c-3 Market Access Rule.
GETCO Promotes Daniel Coleman to CEO
The firm said Coleman is now tasked with boosting its core market-making business, and with expanding the company's client services offerings in the U.S. and overseas.
GETCO Appoints New CEO
The global market maker named Daniel Coleman as its new CEO, citing his success and leadership as the firm's global head of equities and client services since 2010.
SEC Expands Investigation of ETFs: Report
The wider probe of ETFs comes after a trade in a large, liquid ETF didn't settle within a four-day period and the SEC is examining what role high-frequency trading plays in such situations, according to Reuters.
Q&A With SwapClear CEO Michael Davie
In an interview with Advanced Trading, Davie breaks down how the over-the-counter swaps market is changing even before Dodd-Frank takes effect, and pinpoints what the buy side is looking for from their technology vendors to navigate the new landscape.
Preparing for Margin Call Mania In Cleared Swaps
The regulatory push toward central clearing of OTC derivatives is going to create higher volumes of margin calls on cleared swaps for buy and sell sides. Manual emails will no longer suffice!