Are the Markets Just Too Fast?
Regulators including the SEC and the CFTC are struggling to keep up with and keep a grip on the warp-speed world of high-frequency trading -- and they are considering some severe measures as they struggle to understand just what HFT is.
Why Launching a Hedge Fund Is Harder Than Ever
Although hedge fund launches are expected to soar in 2012, getting one off the ground is much more difficult — and expensive — than ever before thanks to regulatory pressures, savvier investors and the cost of technology.
Redline Trading Announces Pre-Trade Risk Solution
Aimed at latency sensitive applications, Redline's Pre-Trade Risk Solution performs a comprehensive series of risk checks in less than one microsecond to help firms comply with the SEC's 15c-3 Market Access Rule.
SEC Expands Investigation of ETFs: Report
The wider probe of ETFs comes after a trade in a large, liquid ETF didn't settle within a four-day period and the SEC is examining what role high-frequency trading plays in such situations, according to Reuters.
Preparing for Margin Call Mania In Cleared Swaps
The regulatory push toward central clearing of OTC derivatives is going to create higher volumes of margin calls on cleared swaps for buy and sell sides. Manual emails will no longer suffice!