Profile of Phil AlbinusContributing Editor
Member Since: 5/8/2014
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Phil Albinus is the former editor-in-chief of Advanced Trading. He has nearly two decades of journalism experience and has been covering financial technology and regulation for nine years. Before joining Advanced Trading, he served as editor of Waters, a monthly trade journal that analyzed the challenges of the CIO for sell side, buy side firms and exchanges. He has moderated countless briefings, webinars and industry panels. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the State University of New York at New Paltz and lives with his wife and three children in Ossining, NY. Follow him in Twitter at @philalbinus
Articles by Phil Albinus
posted in August 2012
When it comes to using new trading algorithms, the buy side resembles kids standing around the deep end of the pool. No one wants to be the first to jump in.
Today's traders are not plagued with worries about flash crashes, macroeconomics or monthly jobs reports; instead, they are focused on riding the ups and downs of the trading day to maximize their portfolios and best serve their clients.
The Swiss bank will offer technology, prime brokerage and risk tools to quantitative hedge funds.
Despite the challenges buy-side traders face, this year's group of Quant Gold Book honorees have the drive and intelligence to reach their targets.
EDAC Trading’s David Allen says he considers the new fund management firm ultra-practical and sensible in strategy design, heavily algorithmic in execution and data-dependent in R&D. He talks to Advanced Trading about EDAC’s use of technology to support decision making.
Douglas D. Dixon, principal and trader at AJO Partners, explains why AJO is eyeing emerging markets over the next year and why the firm isn't ready to store its tick data in the cloud just yet.
In the ash heap of MF Global, the disgraced CEO not only might not go to jail, he just might start his own hedge fund.
Last week one of the most respected and tech-savvy investment firms unleashed a new trading algorithm that went, in a word, haywire. The news was as bad as it was unbelievable: At one point the market maker owned $7 billion in unwanted stock. Traders inside Knight Capital had to scramble to undo the damage as managers sought emergency financing to cover the resulting losses of $440 million after 45-minutes of out-of-control trading. Advanced Trading has gathered the most pointed and revealing po
After its new trading algo went rogue, the market maker held a jaw-dropping $7 billion in stocks - and had to unload almost half or they would collapse.
Clients of the Toronto Stock Exchange operator now have new tools that keep a close eye on risk.
After a trading algorithm executed by Knight Capital went rogue and lost the market-maker roughly $400 million in a single trading day, buy side traders need to know if their broker-dealers can stop a runaway trade. Advanced Trading spoke with Michael Chin, CEO of financial services firm Mantara, which offers a kill switch for brokers and the sell side to stop trades that start to misbehave.