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High-Frequency Trading: Friend or Foe?

Eyebrows were raised recently when a prominent economist at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) declared that high-speed trading firms were grabbing significant profits away from traditional investors. While the study has encountered some opposition, the findings also come

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Compliance 2012: What Will the New Year Bring?

January 1 marks not only a new year but the start of a whole new regulatory and market landscape. Curious about what it means for you? The Wall Street Journal offers a series of succinct articles that we think provide

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Posted in Compliance

MiFID Marches On

The European Commission is strengthening MiFID, and the proposed changes are likely to please some parties while vexing others. To increase competition and transparency in the wake of mega-mergers like the one proposed between Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext, the

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