Misys Acquires Sophis
Misys said the acquisition will create the number one application software and services provider in capital markets.
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.
The SEC Agenda: Hurry Up And Wait
Throughout the financial crisis, the SEC has identified a host of equity market structure issues that are critical to ensuring safe and fair trading. But, already burdened by enacting the Dodd-Frank financial reform act, the regulator isn't likely to enact any new rules too quickly.
5 Trends Shaping the Buy-Side Trading Desk
Among the top trends on the buy-side trading desk in 2011, the biggest development is likely to be the increased reliance on transaction cost analysis to entice institutional investors and ensure best execution.
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.