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Northern Trust to acquire institutional brokerage firm Aviate Global

Northern Trust agreed to acquire institutional brokerage firm Aviate Global, both firms announced Wednesday.

December 02, 2015 | 01:29 pm
FX trading not ready to benefit from safeguards of blockchain

FX trading not ready to benefit from safeguards of blockchain

The promise of blockchain technology in financial services could apply to foreign-exchange trading in the future, but for now, sources said, FX isn't ready to cash in on the technology behind bitcoin.

November 30, 2015
SEC proposal  aims spotlight on dark-pool operations

SEC proposal aims spotlight on dark-pool operations

Dark pools and other alternative trading systems would be required to file detailed disclosures about their operations, and the activities of their broker-dealer operator and its affiliates as part...

November 30, 2015

High-speed trading would face U.S. scrutiny in new CFTC plan

The top U.S. derivatives regulator took its biggest step yet to increase surveillance of high-speed and other forms of computer-driven trading that have surged in recent years, while presenting new...

November 25, 2015 | 03:26 pm

SEC proposes rules for dark pools to disclose more about their operations

Dark pools and other alternative trading systems would be required to file detailed disclosures about their operations, and the activities of their broker-dealer operator and its affiliates as part...

November 18, 2015 | 05:13 pm
Stability of ETFs coming under renewed scrutiny

Stability of ETFs coming under renewed scrutiny

The collapse of ETF prices on Aug. 24 prompted ETF providers, market makers, stock exchanges and Securities and Exchange Commission officials to begin looking at how to prevent a repeat of that day....

November 16, 2015

POLL: How do you expect the S&P 500 to end the year?

The S&P 500 has rebounded from its August low and as of Nov. 6 was up nearly 2% this year. How do you expect it to end the year?

November 09, 2015 | 03:14 pm

N.Y. State Common wants help finding broker-dealers for internally managed assets

New York State Common Retirement Fund is looking for a brokerage search firm to provide the $182.5 billion pension fund with “a continuously … updated and vetted pool of broker-dealers to ...

November 06, 2015 | 04:13 pm

Panelists at FIA conference debate regulatory effects on Treasury market

Different actors in the Treasury market are facing different impacts from regulatory changes and the move to more electronic trading, said panelists at a Futures Industry Association conference in...

November 04, 2015 | 03:17 pm

State Street's head of global markets group to retire

Mark J.A. Snyder, an executive vice president at State Street and head of the bank's global markets sales and trading and research division, will retire at the end of the year.

November 04, 2015 | 01:36 pm
BlackRock to be listed in S&P 100

BlackRock to be listed in S&P 100

BlackRock is set to be listed in the Standard & Poor's 100 index, said S&P spokesman David R. Guarino.

October 30, 2015 | 11:29 am
Intercontinental Exchange to acquire Interactive Data

Intercontinental Exchange to acquire Interactive Data

Intercontinental Exchange, parent of the New York Stock Exchange, agreed to acquire market analytics provider Interactive Data Corp. for $5.2 billion.

October 26, 2015 | 01:35 pm
S.A.C. Capital's Michael Steinberg gets insider-trading charges dropped

S.A.C. Capital's Michael Steinberg gets insider-trading charges dropped

The U.S. dropped insider-trading charges against Michael Steinberg, a former fund manager at S.A.C. Capital Advisors who was convicted by a federal jury, in the latest fallout from a major appeals...

October 23, 2015 | 02:12 pm
NYSE pleads for rules to make hedge funds reveal short positions

NYSE pleads for rules to make hedge funds reveal short positions

The New York Stock Exchange is prodding the SEC to make hedge funds reveal which stocks they're shorting, an area where the U.S. lags far behind Europe.

October 21, 2015 | 02:44 pm
T+2 unlikely to be a walk in the park

T+2 unlikely to be a walk in the park

As T+2 trade settlement in the U.S. moves closer to reality, there's far more to the change than just knocking 24 hours off the settlement cycle, sources said. And while there's almost universal...

October 19, 2015