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Singapore's stock exchange gives dual-class shares a secondary listing toehold

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The bourse says companies with dual-class shares with primary listings on developed market exchanges can seek a secondary listing.
The 60/40 paradigm – the end of an era?

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Passive investors have enjoyed a long bull run but modeling suggests a scenario exists in which both stocks and bonds could suffer.
Institutional equity commissions down 40% from 2009, Greenwich finds

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Total U.S. institutional equity commissions have fallen 40% from the first quarter of 2009 to March 31 of this year.
Class-action lawsuits face tougher road after court ruling, federal positions

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Class-action lawsuits are key legal tools for investors, but a recent Supreme Court decision and government positions could make them harder to pursue.
BNP Paribas settles claims with Federal Reserve over FX trades

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BNP Paribas agreed to pay $246 million to settle claims it failed to keep its currency traders from using chatrooms to manipulate prices.
Hedge funds see MiFID win in EU warning to trading platforms

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Hedge funds and high-speed traders, who have been fighting to level the playing field on derivatives trading, win a round in Europe.
BlackRock: Low volatility expected to persist, investors should increase risk

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The low-volatility environment global markets are currently experiencing may last longer than expected, says a BlackRock managing director.
T. Rowe Price sees benefits of high-frequency trading

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T. Rowe Price's program to send equity trade order flow to high-frequency trading firm Virtu Financial has been a success, and others are expected to follow suit.
Dip in volatility stirs warnings about too much complacency

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Money managers disagree on whether investors and markets are complacent, but they agree that external factors are feeding into the lower levels of the VIX.
Money managers question if trend to passive investment is lowering volatility

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Some question whether passive investing is dampening volatility.
AIMA: One-third of hedge fund managers still sorting out how to pay for research ahead of MiFID II

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About one-third of fund managers surveyed by AIMA have not decided how to pay for research with six months to go before European rules are put in place to that will require transparency.
CFTC commissioner to resign, leaving agency with 1 member

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Sharon Bowen, the lone Democratic commissioner on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said she would step down from the post in the next few months.
European Commission to subject systemically important CCPs to stricter regulations

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Central counterparties from outside of the EU may need to establish a presence in the bloc to clear European transactions after the EC proposed to amend the EMIR.

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Dawn DeBerry Stump will be nominated to serve as commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
London Stock Exchange to acquire Citigroup's bond index, analytics businesses

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London Stock Exchange Group agreed to purchase Citigroup's fixed-income analytics and index businesses for $685 million.