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15:15 November 8th 2011 in Analysis, Markets

10 Questions to Tackle on HFT

1: Will HFT operating in emerging markets be a good thing for the industry and those markets?2: Is “Hot Potato” trading now the dominant theme in FX markets?3: Is retail FX an issue of greater concern than HFT?4: Should the BIS ...

15:15 November 8th 2011 in Analysis, Markets

Technology Choices for HFT Firms

High frequency trading volumes in the foreign exchange market have grown consistently over the past few years, primarily due to the electronification of the market and technological advances, which have driven down transaction costs. Electronic trading now accounts for 50% of ...
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the proliferation of high frequency trading activity has resulted in a dramatic rise in volume in the financial markets. Data from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) shows that most of the recent ...
Eleven financial industry associations in Europe joined forces at the end of October to urge UK chancellor George Osborne to reject any attempt to impose a European Union financial transaction tax. Signatories to a letter sent to the chancellor include ...
CMC Markets, the financial trading firm founded by the UK Conservative Party co-treasurer Peter Cruddas, has nearly doubled its pre-tax loss as it wrote off technology investment costs for the year to March 2011. CMC, which provides spread betting and contracts ...
The European Commission has unveiled a series of wide-ranging measures designed to extend its regulation of the over-the-counter derivatives markets. The Markets in Financial Instrument Directive proposals, or MiFID II, are part of a global effort to make the markets ...
The Alternative Investment Management Association (Aima) has made public its concerns surrounding the potential impact of the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (Esma) proposal – the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) on non-EU managers and funds. ESMA is responsible ...

15:15 November 8th 2011 in Analysis, Markets

CSAM Hires in Asia-Pac

He will be based in Hong Kong and will report to Neil Harvey, head of Asia Pacific and head of emerging markets globally, and Sudip Thakor, head of global emerging markets products for Asset Management. The role is newly created ...

15:15 November 8th 2011 in Analysis, Markets

Parker Index Down in August

Funds in the index reported an aggregate loss of 1.28% in August with 39 out of 58 funds incurring losses. The performance for the month ranged from a high of 4.03% to a low of -8.38%, says Parker, which does not disclose the names ...
Adam Reynolds, co-head of fixed income and currencies in Asia at Société Générale, has left the French bank to become Asia chief executive for the Cambridge Strategy Asset Management, a hedge-fund manager that specialises in emerging markets ...