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High Frequency Trading: Clear and Present Danger?

According to huffingtonpost: As we look back on 2013, it has certainly been a year of increasing scrutiny and criticism of capital markets trading participants. One particular area of focus is so-called “High Frequency Trading” (HFT), the practice of automated … Continue reading

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Getco Newly Public in Knight Cuts High-Frequency Focus, CEO Says

Getco LLC, publicly traded for the first time as KCG Holdings Inc. after acquiring Knight Capital Group Inc. (KCG), will see its focus on high-frequency trading reduced by the merger, according to the chief executive officer. The Chicago-based firm is evolving … Continue reading

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For Superfast Stock Traders, a Way to Jump Ahead in Line

At issue is whether exchanges sometimes allow high-speed trading firms to trade ahead of less-sophisticated investors, potentially disadvantaging them and violating regulatory rules. The inclusion of Nasdaq and NYSE in this high-profile probe, and the role Mr. Bodek has played … Continue reading

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Jefferies Converts Knight Preferred, Boosting Shares Outstanding

Jefferies Group Inc. (KCG), the New York- based brokerage that helped arrange a $400 million bailout for Knight Capital Group Inc., has converted almost all of the preferred shares it acquired in the transaction to common stock. The conversion almost … Continue reading

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Knight Turns to IBM to Review Software

Knight Capital Group Inc. KCG -0.74% hired International Business Machines Corp.IBM +0.56% to review the software problems that led to last month’s $440 million loss last month, and soon plans to name a new chief risk officer, the brokerage firm’s chief executive officer said Tuesday. IBM began its … Continue reading

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How to Secure Your Future With Robust Risk Assessment

Richard Gardner, CEO of Modulus Financial Engineering, offers his advice on how to avoid, prevent and mitigate the risks associated with high-volume automated software— and the employees who wrote the code. CIO — Last month, Knight Capital Group lost $440 million in half … Continue reading

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