Securing Your Trading Network
Cybersecurity is top of mind at financial firms, which are vulnerable to rogue traders, hackers and other forms of unauthorized access.
CQG Adds Connectivity to GovEx
Offers U.S. Treasury traders access to Currenex's (GovEx) fixed income platform combined with CQG's server-side order management.
The WikiLeak Next Time - BofA?
After the latest release of secret communications among US diplomats, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange announced that he will unveil documents belonging to a US bank.
Liquidnet Unveils Malaysian Trading Operations
Liquidnet, an electronic network provider for dark pools, announced the expansion of its trading operations to include Malaysian securities, the latest step in a plan to enable institutional investors to capitalize on the growth potential of emerging markets.
Everyone Wants to Start An SEF
Debate rages over what is a swap execution facility, but even as regulators craft the rules, there are many contenders.
Testify - Now Donate Please
Advanced Trading visited a major financial services firm yesterday -- it was off-the-record so no names, titles or even hints about what they do. We spoke about the US dollar, forthcoming Dodd-Frank regulations and the pleasures of appearing before Congress. Our host had an interesting story.
How Finance Reform Will Alter Swap Execution Facilities and Boost Transparency
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is moving closer to issuing the preliminary rules defining swap execution facilities. This particular rulemaking will set the parameters for trading platforms for the over-the-counter derivative markets that will largely determine how transactions will be executed under the Dodd-Frank framework.
HFTs Fear SEC's 'Naked' Access Ban May Squeeze Profits
Although the move by U.S. regulators to ban "naked" access to public markets has been lauded as a necessary risk curb, a portion of the high-frequency trading community is awash in concern the new rules will damage time-sensitive strategies.
HFT Firms Descend On Washington to Sway Regulation
High-frequency trading firms are beginning to pay to play.
According to a Bloomberg News report, companies like Getco and Quantlab Financial are looking to combat a stricter regulatory environment by lavishing checks on politicians and hiring lobbyists to do their bidding in Washington.
When a Liquidity Diet for Banks Makes Sense
The balance sheets of many of the big banks that failed or teetered on the brink in the financial crisis actually looked fine. On paper, their assets were sufficient to cover liabilities.
CBOE to Deploy Correlix’s Latency Measurement Service
The Chicago Board Board Options Exchange announced it will use Correlix’s latency measurement service as part of a plan to allow traders to react more quickly to shifting market conditions and better manage latency performance.