High-Frequency Trading is Hitting the BRICs
As regulators in the United States and Europe weigh the merits of new regulations to govern high-frequency trading, emerging markets have been methodically paving the way for the practice to expand within their borders.
Are Institutional Investors Too Reliant on Alternatives?
Years of high fees, complex terms and unclear results have South Carolina's public pension plan questioning its reliance on hedge funds, private equity and other alternative assets to generate returns, the Wall Street Journal says.
Congressional Insider Trading Ban May Become Law This Year
Considering some of the comments made by Republicans and Democrats following President Obama's address to the nation, it appears lawmakers are prepared to outlaw this unethical practice, even as Washington remains gridlocked on most other issues.
Taming the Market Data Beast
Hedge funds are drowning in market data -- and yet they want even more. How can smaller hedge funds and prop shops feed the market data beast?
Will SEFs Increase Market Fragmentation?
Some firms see opportunities in electronic trading, while others express concerns about liquidity fragmenting across swap execution facilities, according to executives at TabbForum event.
9 Ways To Minimize Data Breach Fallout
Symantec just revealed that attackers stole source code to its flagship Norton software in 2006, highlighting today's array of sharply different approaches to owning up to data breaches. Consider these essential policies.
How ING Avoids Customization Nightmares
ING CIO says the bank's new operations model is helping centralize more IT work, while still letting leaders react to local market needs around the globe. The ultimate goal: Make IT faster.
Liquidity Centers Are Big Business
Exchanges are the latest participants to jump into the data center colocation game as the appetite for hosted services shows no letdown.
Does TCA Really Work for the Buy Side?
Transaction cost analysis promises stronger executions. But buy-side trading desks may not always know how to pinpoint the information that can actually help them get the most out of their trades.
Pipeline Transforms Itself into Aritas
Yesterday, the former Pipeline Trading Systems said it's new name is Aritas, citing many changes, including product updates and leadership, it's made since it reached a settlement with the SEC.