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Elton Cane

The Field of Dreams approach to new execution venues

Lee Hodgkinson makes some interesting points in this video. The plethora of alternative trading venues launching this year will live and die by the liquidity they attract. Everyone knows that Chi-X ha...

17 Jul 2008
MiFID
Paul Penrose

LSE dips its toes in dark waters

Investment firms were distinctly unimpressed by the London Stock Exchange's announcement that it is to work with Lehman Brothers to create a new dark pool trading platform. By mid-afternoon, shares in...

26 Jun 2008
Finextra50 fintech index
Elton Cane

Finextra takes on New York - and Sifma TMC

Real-time event coverage and expansion plans in the US: It's the Sifma Technology Management Conference in New York next week (as of writing). Maybe it's just me being pedantic, but it's always kind ...

06 Jun 2008
Elton Cane

As cool as ICE

The Creditex acquisition looks like third-time lucky for ICE, which has been keen to follow the same horizontal growth strategy being successfully pursued by other exchange groups over the past few ye...

03 Jun 2008
Private Equity Investing in Financial Technology
Retired Member

Turquoise to launch on 5th September

Turquoise chief executive Eli Lederman told delegates at the Mondo Visione Exchange Forum that the bank-backed equities trading facility will begin offering trading on 300 stocks across 14 markets on ...

03 Jun 2008
Retired Member

ASEAN Swap fund to smooth the Asian currency markets

The 11th ASEAN+3 finance ministers' meeting has adjusted the CMI, or Qing Mai Initiative at a regional financing arrangement and set a fund target of $80 Billion. The CMI was agreed to by the 1...

05 May 2008
Whatever...
Fritz Thomas Klein

More Sense for the Financial Industry

Instead of a merger between the DTCC and LCH.Clearnet, that probably is more driven by the ego of people involved, a merger of post-trading infrastructures in the field of clearing/central counterpart...

30 Apr 2008
Retired Member

Australia the land of insider trading?

Regulators are under pressure after reports at least 25% of executives have traded prior to announcements being made public, empowered with prior knowledge. Directors may be investigated over trading ...

16 Apr 2008
Whatever...
Gary Wright

Clearing and Settlement shows the way

It looks like Clearing and Settlement in the Euro zone is finally moving towards consolidation after decades of trying. How much of this is directly due to MiFID is doubtful as many plans for consolid...

16 Apr 2008
MiFID
Gary Wright

The unintended consequences of MiFID

The news that BATS is opening in London can only be bad news for the London Stock Exchange as the post MiFID new order begins to bite. However, with the number of new trading venues already hitting th...

15 Apr 2008
MiFID
Gary Wright

Is MiFID good for investors?

MiFID was implemented over 6 months ago and it's worth looking at its first impacts and questioning if the investors are actually better off than a year ago? The obvious change that is probably the se...

08 Apr 2008
MiFID
Gary Wright

Is the LSE and the Deutsche Borse Merger back on?

The news that the Deutsche Börse is moving Clearstream into a proposed new European consortium of clearing and settlement could be the trigger that reignites the possibility of a merger/take over betw...

03 Apr 2008
MiFID