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Industry Panel Addresses High-Frequency Trading at CME Group’s Global Finance Leadership Conference 2012

If high-frequency trading is not one of the top issues of discussion at this year’s Global Financial Leadership Conference, then properly addressing it in the future most likely is. The lead-off panel at the conference in Naples, Florida discussed the … Continue reading

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Fink blasts BlackRock stock-picking performance

Mike Foster and Sophie Baker of the Financial News report that Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, last week branded the recent performance of the asset manager’s stock-pickers as unacceptable and pledged to hire others to turn it round. His … Continue reading

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Top Traders Lured to Growing Commodities Merchants

Reuters – June 22, 2012 LONDON – The landscape is changing for commodities merchants as global economic strength swings east, encouraging them to diversify into new products and increase scale while they also can skim the best traders off struggling … Continue reading

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Wash Trading by High-Frequency Firms Said to Face U.S. Scrutiny

Bloomberg News – By Joshua Gallu and Silla Brush – June 22, 2012 High-frequency trading firms are drawing scrutiny from U.S. regulators seeking evidence that they may be distorting market prices by conducting transactions with themselves, said two people with … Continue reading

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BlueMountain Said to Help Unwind JPMorgan’s Whale Trades

Bloomberg News – By Mary Childs, Stephanie Ruhle and Shannon D. Harrington – June 21, 2012 A hedge fund run by a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) executive who helped create the credit- derivatives market is aiding the lender … Continue reading

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BlackRock Discloses Doll’s Models Not All His Own

Reuters – By Jessica Toonkel – June 21, 2012 (Reuters) – In January, BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) made a significant, but easy-to-miss change in the fund literature for three of its mutual funds. In previous prospectuses, the New York-based firm said … Continue reading

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For Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, S&P Debt Downgrade Wake-Up Call to Get Serious about U.S. Economy

Mr. Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World (http://www.thespeedtraders.com), wrote on Modern Finance Report (http://www.modernfinancereport.com) that he would not be inclined to kill the messenger … Continue reading

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