On the regulatory front, a handful of new policies are set to affect the options market and will likely enhance transparency, execution, and market data. Meanwhile, the cash equities business has hit a level of maturity and we are now trending toward better tools for block crossing and less resource intensive methods of trading.
In this interview from the Winter 2012/13 issue of Best Execution Magazine, Jim Cochrane talks about the challenges of achieving best execution in the FX market. Learn more
The European financial landscape is facing a rigorous legislative pipeline to address the economic crisis and concerns with the current legislation. The so-called Trialogue negotiations process between the European Council and the European Commission will soon begin – where many twists and turns are to be expected. This guide is intended to provide clarity to the various confusing terms and acronyms relevant to the current market structural changes.
Concerns about dark pools have come to a head and alternative markets in Asia Pacific are among those under scrutiny. This week’s edition of The Blotter explores this topic with a focus on the Australian market.
On Friday April 13th 2012, the CSA and IIROC published their final dark pool regulations (“Provisions Respecting Dark Liquidity”) along with an AntiAvoidance Provision (released for comment). ITG’s Canadian market structure experts weigh in.