Is it Time to Tweak, Keep or Scrap Reg NMS?May 16, 2013The emphasis on speed, order protection, and technology that Regulation NMS brought to U.S. equities is analyzed in an indepth report by Tabb Group, which says it's time to debate the rule's effectiveness.
Dark Pools Open Up About Surveillance MethodsMarch 27, 2013Brokers operating dark pools have come out with more sophisticated methods for preventing trades at bad prices and profiling client behavior — both in response to buy side concerns and regulatory scrutiny.
Torstone Technology Rolls Out Systems Upgrade for FTTMarch 13, 2013The derivatives software provider said the taxation logic within Inferno has already been applied for the French and Italian FTT and can be adapted on the fly as regulations are clarified and other countries needs are defined.
Is Sequestration Being Embraced?March 05, 2013Following a strong January, February was not as enthusiastic for the markets. Plus, it seems as if investors are embracing sequestration, but is that a good thing?
Europe's Small Stocks Lure Fresh Cash, Set to Take OffFebruary 25, 2013Shares in Europe's smaller
companies are starting to attract fresh investors and should
outperform larger firms this year as the continent's relative
minnows belatedly felt the impact of central bank stimulus.
The Stock Market Needs A Hockey EnforcerFebruary 19, 2013Due to the pendulum shift to almost full automation and the massive fragmentation of the stock market over the past decade, our equity market currently lacks a self-policing mechanism.
Is FTT heading for Wall Street?February 14, 2013Modeled after the European FTT effort, two U.S. senators have proposed a financial transaction tax on their home turf.
Canada Wealth Managers See Shift to Equities in 2013February 11, 2013
Buoyed by rising global stock markets, Canadian asset managers
are increasingly certain that 2013 will be the year that
investors who were burned by the financial crisis make a return
to equity-linked products.
U.S. Prosecutors Zero In on SAC Capital Insider SteinbergFebruary 07, 2013U.S. prosecutors are nearing a
decision on whether to pursue criminal charges against SAC
Capital Advisors portfolio manager Michael Steinberg related to
an insider trading investigation involving shares of Dell Inc
, according to two people familiar with