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CFTC chooses new enforcement director

CFTC chooses new enforcement director

Aitan D. Goelman on Tuesday was named director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's enforcement division.

June 10, 2014 | 01:47 pm
Academics tackle  high-frequency trading problem

Academics tackle high-frequency trading problem

Three academics have identified a market structure they contend would enhance liquidity and stability, overcoming detrimental impacts to investors of high-frequency trading.

June 09, 2014
SEC chairwoman outlines proposals for dark pools, HFT

SEC chairwoman outlines proposals for dark pools, HFT

The SEC will consider requiring more disclosure of institutional trades made through dark pools and other automated trading systems, and require high-frequency traders to register as broker-dealers,...

June 05, 2014 | 03:20 pm
Theories rife over prospects for LSE-Russell deal

Theories rife over prospects for LSE-Russell deal

Speculation abounds that the London Stock Exchange Group PLC is on the verge of making the biggest acquisition in its 213-year history with a potential deal to buy Russell Investments, allowing the...

May 26, 2014
The advancement of a bad idea

The advancement of a bad idea

Eleven member countries of the European Commission are planning to introduce a financial transactions tax in 2016. If it takes effect as planned, the tax could cost pension funds, not only in Europe...

May 26, 2014

3 win AQR Insight Awards for high-frequency trading paper

Three academics were named co-winners of the $100,000 prize in AQR Capital Management's Insight Awards, for their paper on market dynamics and structure in an era of high-frequency trading, outdoing...

May 21, 2014 | 04:15 pm
London Stock Exchange in 'exclusive discussions' to acquire Russell Investments

London Stock Exchange in 'exclusive discussions' to acquire Russell Investments

London Stock Exchange Group PLC confirmed it is in “exclusive discussions” to acquire Russell Investments from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.

May 20, 2014 | 12:16 pm
S.A.C.'s Steinberg gets 3.5 years as insider probe winds down

S.A.C.'s Steinberg gets 3.5 years as insider probe winds down

Former S.A.C. Capital Advisors hedge fund manager Michael Steinberg was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for insider trading on Friday, capping one of the biggest victories for prosecutors who spent...

May 16, 2014 | 02:13 pm
European pension execs uneasy over transaction tax outlook

European pension execs uneasy over transaction tax outlook

Pension funds in Europe remain in limbo over the potentially damaging effects that a European financial transaction tax could have on their investments and participants' savings.

May 12, 2014
Bilello, Gayed challenge efficient market hypothesis

Bilello, Gayed challenge efficient market hypothesis

The Market Technicians Association, the professional organization of market analysts, recently announced Charles V. Bilello and Michael A. Gayed as the recipients of its 2014 Charles H. Dow Award.

May 12, 2014
CFTC commissioner: Agency needs to invest in derivatives trading oversight

CFTC commissioner: Agency needs to invest in derivatives trading oversight

A CFTC commissioner said the agency needs to invest more in technology to improve its surveillance of derivatives trading and plans to go to the traders themselves to seek their input.

May 07, 2014 | 02:14 pm

American Beacon picks AHL to subadvise managed futures fund

American Beacon Advisors hired AHL Partners, a subsidiary of Man Group, as a subadviser for a new mutual fund, the American Beacon AHL Managed Futures Strategy Fund.

May 05, 2014 | 03:08 pm
NYSE settles with SEC on oversight lapses

NYSE settles with SEC on oversight lapses

The New York Stock Exchange and two affiliated exchanges agreed to pay $4.5 million and re-evaluate their business practices to settle an enforcement action brought by the Securities and Exchange...

May 01, 2014 | 04:00 pm

High-frequency trading, dark pools, at top of investor concerns, survey finds

Investors are almost as concerned with the impact of high-frequency trading and dark pools as insider trading on the efficiency of the stock market, according to the results of a survey of...

April 29, 2014 | 01:36 pm
Killing dark pools is CME chairman's fix for broken stock market

Killing dark pools is CME chairman's fix for broken stock market

Terrence Duffy, who as executive chairman of CME Group oversees the world's largest futures exchange, has a solution for those seeking to fix the U.S. stock market: Kill dark pools.

April 23, 2014 | 03:48 pm