Category «regulation & compliance»

Trading Show Chicago 2016 brochure now available

On May 18-19, 1,000+ delegates from hedge funds, trading firms, prop shops, banks, brokers, trading venues, regulatory outfits and financial service providers will convene at picturesque Navy Pier for Trading Show Chicago 2016. Download the brochure > This event has cemented its place as the premier gathering for the algorithmic trading community by consistently featuring …

Download eBook: Decoding Dodd Frank Part I – The Genesis of SEFs

The Dodd-Frank and Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act brought about wholesale changes to the OTC derivatives market. Instrumental in the new market structure are Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs), which have been implemented pursuant to Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act. To completely understand the purpose of Dodd-Frank and SEFs, it’s important to understand …

Chicago based XR Trading looks to use laser technology to improve latency

  HFT proprietary market-making firm, XR Trading, has plans to stay ahead in the race to zero by implementing  laser technology. From yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article which can be found here, “One firm that plans to use the system is XR Trading LLC of Chicago. It is a “very compelling technology,” said XR’s president, …

Hendelman: HFT solutions and heated debate with Mark Cuban

  Sean Hendelman, Co-Founder & CEO of T3 Trading Group, goes head to head with billionaire Mark Cuban as they have a heated debate on current regulatory and HFT issues. This must watch video segment can be found here. Furthermore, in his featured articled from CNBC, Sean outlines three steps to restore confidence in the …

Download: Automated equity trading – the evolution of market structure

David Weisberger, Managing Director of Two Sigma Securities, kindly provided this whitepaper, ‘Automated equity trading: The evolution of market structure and its effect on volatility and liquidity.’ Download the whitepaper here. In this whitepaper the authors suggest that “the issues that investors often attribute to automation are [actually] due to different factors.” The paper goes …

The Wolves of Wall Street: infamous trading frauds and mishaps

In honor of Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated film, The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, we have brought you the most infamous cases of insider trading, fraud, and trading mishaps. We’ll kick this off with the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ himself, Jordan Belfort. Jordan Belfort In the 1990’s, Belfort started his own brokerage firm, …