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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in November 2011
GETCO Buys BofA Merrill's Market Making Unit
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
The significantly expands GETCO's market making operation and responsibilities on the NYSE, making it the designated market maker for nearly 650 companies and 850 securities on the exchange.
Hedge Funds Don’t Expect Major Impact From Dodd-Frank: Survey
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
The research contrasts with the widespread perception that the financial services community is wholly against the new market rules in the United States and Europe.
Quant Hedge Fund CEO Supports Transaction Tax Proposal
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
The European Commission’s controversial financial transaction tax proposal is getting support from an unlikely source: the head of the largest hedge fund in the world to trade off of quantitative analysis.
A High-Frequency Trader Fights Back
Commentary  |  11/23/2011  | 
With European politicians threatening high-frequency trading as we know it through proposed regulations and inflammatory rhetoric that's hardening the public's negative view of the practice, at least one industry official appears to have had enough and is fighting back.
IPC Rolls Out Financial Extranet
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Focusing on capital markets, IPC Systems is launching Connexus, a cloud-based shared infrsatructure, offfering data connectivity services and applications to buy and sell side firms.
Direct Edge To Launch Brazilian Exchange In Q4 2012
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
The move places Direct Edge in direct competition with the Sao Paulo-based BM&F Bovespa, the world's third-largest exchange and second-largest in the Americas by market value.
How the Buy Side Can Survive and Thrive Amidst Electronification
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
The electronification of trading has increased the transparency standards to which the buy side is held. Here's a checklist to help firms thrive amidst electronification in the year ahead.
Emerging Market Hedge Funds Rebound But See $197 Mln Q3 Outflow
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Emerging market hedge funds reversed their September losses with a strong October, but investors remain skittish about allocating fresh capital because of a highly volatile marketplace, a report by Hedge Fund Research Inc. contends.
MiFID II Likely to Backfire and Hurt Investors, Markets
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
While we in the United States believe Dodd-Frank and new SEC regulations are challenging, the European sentiment on the MiFID Review makes the U.S. regulatory proposals look downright friendly.
Will Europe Delay MiFID II?
News  |  11/10/2011  | 
As Europe melts down, the question is will the European Union delay the implementation of the latest version of MiFID? Don't bet on it.
M&G Targets EDM for Solvency II
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
Why Wall Street is So Irresponsible
Commentary  |  11/8/2011  | 
Look at the latest example, MF Global, which imploded due to a combination of a lack of risk controls, improperly supervised trading, and internal politics that permitted over-leveraged, inadequately collateralized trades.
Is TCA a Crock?
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
A high-ranking official at an electronic marketplace contends that buy-side trading desks are measuring the wrong things with TCA.
High Taxes Don't Stop Chicago's Growth As Sophisticated Finance Hub
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
Vendors are targeting the city for its deep pockets and increasing technology opportunities.
Amazon Looks to Increase Presence in Financial Services Cloud
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
Financial services companies are gradually overcoming psychological hurdles to public cloud, according to Amazon Web Services cloud guru, Adam Selipsky.
Transaction Tax Proposals Not Gaining Much Headway
Commentary  |  11/3/2011  | 
Due to staunch Republican opposition in both chambers of Congress, such a tax has almost no chance of becoming law in the United States. The issue is also front and center in Europe as the G20 summit kicks off in Cannes this week.
Markit Acquires QSG
News  |  11/2/2011  | 
The global financial information provider, known for derivaiives valuations and trade processing, is looking to enter the equities trade analytics business with QSG.

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