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  • The SEC and the little guy

    As the world is absorbed with the speed of high-frequency trading and how the structure of today's markets affect the capital formation process, a speech was being delivered at MIT's Sloan School of Management that looked at capital formation from another angle--starting small.

Credit Suisse reportedly weighs fixed-income cuts

Credit Suisse is reportedly considering making further cuts to its fixed-income business following first quarter results that saw net income drop 34 percent from a year earlier. The results gave the firm its worst start to the year since 2008.

Firms seek 'Big Data' upside from compliance records requirements

Some firms that began storing full and complete trading communications late last year to comply with Dodd-Frank regulations for the swaps market are beginning to look at that data in a new light.

Sifma calls for move to T+2 settlement

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Sifma) announced today its support for a movement to shorten the trade settlement cycle for U.S. equities, corporate bonds and municipal bonds. Sifma supports cutting the length of time a trade should have to settle from the current three days after the trade date (T+3) to two days post-trade date (T+2).

New York attorney general subpoenas high frequency trading firms

The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent subpoenas to six high-frequency trading firms as part of an investigation into whether certain participants in the market have unfair advantages over others.

Nasdaq London moves into bigger digs

Nasdaq's London business is moving into new expanded offices. The larger space, in one of the city's trophy buildings at Woolgate Exchange on Basinghall Street, will be big enough to include...

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