Biography for Jim Kim
Jim Kim is the editor-in-chief of FierceFinance and has covered financial-related topics for many years for a range of publications. In addition, he spent several years as a content director for a financial-services Web start up and as a communications manager at an association of large software companies. His views of the finance industry, from the inside and the outside, make him the ideal editor for FierceFinance, a position he has held from the start of the publication. Jim is a graduate of Duke University. Jim can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by Jim Kim
Larry Tabb, of the Tabb Group, has come forth with a timely report on Reg NMS, one of my favorite topics.
Customers for years now have been demanding better metrics around their trades in order to see where the bottlenecks are and how much latency they are actual enduring. Latency data is well on its way to becoming essential trader information, which has proven to be an interesting niche business for the likes of Corvil and TS-Associates, which bought Correlix last year. They rank as the leaders in the latency management market.
Form PF cannot be ignored in the alternatives industry.
An SEC advisory committee suggested in February that a separate stock exchange aimed at smaller cap companies should be created, one that would feature less onerous regulatory requirements and thus provide an attractive venue for emerging growth companies. It also suggested that participation be limited to accredited investors and institutions.
The small order execution system (SOES) on the Nasdaq gave rise to a new trailblazing form of retail trader -- one who could sit in an office and traffic in the super-wide spreads that once characterized small stocks. The money flowed like milk and honey, giving rise to the modern day-trading industry, which tends to crash and burn whenever the markets shake out.
A hacker collective called Group Anonymous recently announced plans for a major cyberattack targeting major banks and government agencies.
The globally coordinated attack on ATMs was breathtaking in its scope and sophistication. It merited front-page headlines around the world. But traditional methods of cybertheft are still alive and well.
Just recently, a lively debate over high-frequency trading was held at Baruch College. It featured Bernard Donefer, a long-time Wall Street executive, and Sal Arnuk, co-founder of Themis Trading and a well-known critic of high-frequency trading.
New Jersey-based ConnectOne Bank opened no branches in 2012 for the first time its short history. The reason? Technology.