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Summit Partners Buys FX Platform Stake

As reported by Tom Osborn of FINANCIAL NEWS, 360 Treasury Systems, Europe‘s largest independent currency and fixed-income trading platform, has announced a majority investment from U.S. private equity firm Summit Partners, becoming the latest independent FX platform to receive a strategic … Continue reading

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Court Overturns Conviction of Ex-Goldman Programmer

A federal appeals court reversed the conviction late Thursday of Sergey Aleynikov, a former Goldman Sachs programmer found guilty of stealing proprietary code from the bank’s high-frequency trading platform. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Approaches the Speed of Light

The finance industry is in a race against science being waged with transatlantic cables and ever-tinier chips. A new paper authored by a team of physicists, engineers and industry data experts explores what Physics of Finance blogger Mark Buchanan calls … Continue reading

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Profiting from High-frequency Trading

As reported by  Eric St-Cyr, the founder and CEO of Clover Asset Management, on Feb. 13, the New York Stock Exchange experienced its lowest volume for non-holiday trade in over a decade. If we consider that High-Frequency Trading platforms (HFT) … Continue reading

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Italy Mulls Fee to Rein in Ultra-fast Share Trade

As reported by Reuters, Italy will introduce a special fee to rein in high-frequency share trading as soon as next month, two sources close to the market regulator said on Thursday, making it the latest European country to seek to … Continue reading

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Has High-Frequency Trading Killed Long-Term Investing?

Perception of a company can make the difference between $75 and $300 per share as Netflix found out. The wild markets we see today are a product of a new stock market paradigm. Is long-term investing dead? Let’s first consider … Continue reading

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Brokers Change Strategies as Electronic Trading Proliferates

As reported, over the next few years, the brokerage business will evolve away from execution toward a model in which brokers provide advisory and strategy services and trades are managed electronically, according to Greg Pritchard, managing director of Dedication Group. … Continue reading

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Financial transaction tax will hit ‘innocent bystanders’

As reported by Matti Leppälä, the financial sector should contribute fairly to the crisis solution but a financial transaction tax would hit pensions funds and should be dismissed, writes the secretary general of the European Federation for Retirement Provision. A … Continue reading

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Europe’s Banks, brokers and exchanges jostle over OTC reforms

  Europe‘s top banks, futures brokers and exchanges are poised to pile into the shadowy over-the-counter market once regulators shine a light on a vast industry where toxic assets change hands virtually unchecked. Regulators want the OTC market, in which … Continue reading

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Gigamon Delivers High-Accuracy Traffic “Time-Stamping” for Banking, Trading and Enterprises

As reported, Gigamon delivers a Traffic Time-Stamping solution that offers nanosecond accuracy for demanding environments including High Frequency Traders, Brokerages and Analysts. Gigamon®, the world leader in Traffic Visibility Fabric solutions, announced that it now offers two levels of accuracy … Continue reading

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