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U.S. Clearing Deutsche Boerse-NYSE Takeover Moves Final Approval to Europe

NYSE Euronext’s (NYX) acquisition by Deutsche Boerse AG was cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice, putting the transaction in the hands of European antitrust authorities who have resisted approval.

Source: BloombergDate: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Shadows fall over dark pool trading practices

Shadows fall over dark pool trading practices

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent settlement with a dark pool operator has raised unsettling questions about the use of alternative trading systems.

Source: Financial TimesDate: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Q&A: Joe Mako of Rosenblatt Securities on the Role of Data Visualization

How have your early career experiences shaped your view of the industry?

I began by looking for better ways to accomplish data-related tasks and found software like Tableau. My experience tells me there is room for growth and development in helping people better understand their data, both in tools and services.

Source: A-Team GroupDate: Monday, December 12, 2011

Rosenblatt Securities Hires Joe Mako as Director of Visual Analytics

Rosenblatt Securities is pleased to announce that it has appointed Joe Mako to the newly created position of Director, Visual Analytics. Mako, a leading global expert on automated visual analytics and database tools, joins Rosenblatt’s Execution Analytics & Consulting group, which helps institutional investors boost returns by improving how they implement ideas in trading markets. Mako reports to Scott Burrill, a partner and managing director at the firm.

Source: Rosenblatt Securities Inc.Date: Friday, December 02, 2011

Getco Takes Floor Against the Tide

For the past 12 years, electronic market-maker Getco LLC has worked to make floor-based trading look like the horse and buggy of financial markets. Now, in effect, it wants to dominate the horse-and-buggy business.

Source: Wall Street JournalDate: Thursday, December 01, 2011

Pipeline Financial's Top Officers Leave in Wake of 'Dark Pool' Case
The top two executives at Pipeline Financial Group Inc. left the company weeks after the Securities and Exchange Commission said the "dark pool" trading platform systematically mistreated customer orders for years.
Source: Wall Street JournalDate: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

'Dark Pool' Settlement Shines Light on Potential Abuses
Regulators dragged a "dark pool" trading platform into the light, settling charges that the firm was running a secret affiliate that sought to trade ahead of customers' orders before filling "a vast majority" of them on the private market.
Source: Wall Street JournalDate: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dark Pool Volume Market Share Lowest Since June '10
Market volatility pushed stock trading away from private trading venues again last month, as huge market fluctuations turned public, or "lit", exchanges into the more attractive trading option.
Source: Wall Street JournalDate: Monday, October 24, 2011

Goldman Sachs, Getco, Morgan Stanley Buy Stakes in Chi-X Global
Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Getco LLC, Morgan Stanley and two other firms bought equal stakes in Chi-X Global Holdings LLC, the operator of equity markets in Canada and Japan owned by Instinet Inc.
Source: BloombergDate: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

NYSE plans ‘dark orders’ for retail customers
NYSE Euronext has launched a new programme in the US aimed at taking back market share from dark pools, challenging the Securities and Exchange Commission to revisit its rules.
Source: FT.ComDate: Wednesday, October 12, 2011


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