26 July 2016

Trade execution

Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Light relief for dark pools

22 July 2016  |  3226 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The dark pool debate has raged across the globe for some time now and, in every jurisdiction, it’s more often than not accompanied by a smattering of assumptions on almost everything and certain knowledge of almost nothing. Fair enough, in the absence of hard facts, the term dark pool doesn’t really instil a great deal of trust from the outside wo...

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Tayloe DraughonNeurensic, Inc. - Chicago

I thought I was clever enough to not get caught

20 July 2016  |  3125 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Since November 2015, our machine learning tool for detecting spoofing and market manipulation has been getting a lot of buzz. The company has a record of detecting market manipulation in listed derivatives based upon high profile cases. We put together an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool that allowed compliance officers to quickly detect who was ...

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Anne Plested
Anne PlestedFidessa - London

No summer break for MiFID II

18 July 2016  |  3882 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

You may have noticed that the MiFID II Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) continue to roll off the press at a steady pace signalling finalisation of the Level 2 detail. Last week alone seven RTS do...

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Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonNeurensic, Inc. - Chicago

Why Front Running Traders Hurt Fair and Open Markets

11 July 2016  |  2303 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Front Running (a.k.a. Trading Ahead) is the unethical practice of a trading based on information about a pending order or trade that someone else needs to make or will soon make. Using this private i...

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Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonNeurensic, Inc. - Chicago

Wash Trading isn’t Victimless

05 July 2016  |  3211 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Wash trading is defined by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in rule 534 as trading where the trader knows that no change in beneficial ownership occurs. In wash trading there is no market risk, and no...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Brexit hangover

30 June 2016  |  3005 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I was out fairly late last night at an industry function and almost forgot that I had an internal Brexit briefing this morning. As the memories of the fine Barolos I'd been served rescinded, I engaged...

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Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonNeurensic, Inc. - Chicago

Quote Stuffing Disrupting Markets

27 June 2016  |  3615 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Is the price you are seeing on your investment screen the current price? How do you really know? What if you are an algorithmic trader? Is that price and size really there? Quote stuffing is a messagi...

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John Cant
John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Will MiFID II bring Evolution or Revolution to investment research?

08 June 2016  |  4527 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There has been significant discussion, and indeed some confusion, around the impact of MiFID II on investment research. Some investment firms, including M&G recently, have made announcements that ...

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Ivy Schmerken
Ivy SchmerkenFlexTrade Systems - Great Neck

Raising the Curtain on Treasuries

06 June 2016  |  4523 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

U.S. regulators are pushing for more transparency into the $13 trillion US Treasury market after several regulatory agencies found that the government securities market is more opaque than they realiz...

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Steve Grob
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Bumpy road ahead?

20 May 2016  |  4661 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Interesting story in the FT today about IEX and its application to become a fully-fledged exchange. At issue is IEX’s so-called 'speed bump' that will slow down the HFT 'boy racers' and so make market...

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