https://bankinnovation.net/allposts/innovation/blockchain/state-street-launches-digital-asset-pilot-with-winklevoss-led-gemini-trust/ Suman Bhattacharyya - Bank Innovation "Traditional investors will more seamlessly be able to allocate capital in their portfolio to digital assets through trusted and regulated financial institutions — helping us build a better bridge the future of money,” said Winklevoss, in a statement."
https://tabbforum.com/opinions/the-problem-with-algo-wheels/ Michael Mollemans - TABB Group "The problem with algo wheels, however, is that they tend not to account for the risk factors underlying the fat-tail distribution of algo returns, and algo wheel selection processes often turn into a game of guessing the finer points in the algo wheel’s logic. The better the guess, the better the fit to the algo wheel, the better the ranking. All in all, algo wheels need to go beyond gross median cost calculations to include standard deviation risk factors, as well as netting out market and sector betas, or the end result likely will be broker algo rankings that just oscillate between best to worst and then from worst to best along a mean reverting system over time." Click here for other articles on the wheel.
https://news.crunchbase.com/news/grafiti-a-search-engine-for-charts-raises-nearly-1-6m-in-pre-seed-funding/ Jason D. Rowley Crunchbase - "Headquartered around the corner from a diabolically delicious pizza shop in Brooklyn, New York, Grafiti is a startup aiming to solve just that. Its stated goal, to build the leading search engine for charts and data visualizations, belies a broader mission: to help people surface insights from a mass of mostly-structured, increasingly visual information sources." Grafiti https://beta.grafiti.io/ Google Dataset Search https://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearch
http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/12/17/1961861/0/en/InfoReach-Includes-Algo-Wheel-with-TMS.html InfoReach TMS Algo Wheel includes: Broker and algo selection backed by machine learning Best execution reporting Improved performance Decision making based on Historical performance with a variety of benchmarks Commission schedules and commitment levels Which broker has received orders in the same instrument TMS’s Algo Wheel is an excellent option for many buy-side teams.
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/what-is-liquidity-2019-12-12 Phil Mackintosh "There is an entire industry dedicated to collecting and computing trading costs. The data overwhelmingly show that transaction costs are falling, and that U.S. costs are the lowest in the world." Article originally seen by BizTT editor on Tabb
From Beginning to ‘N’: What the History of Regulations from Reg ATS to Form ATS-N Tells Us About the Future of Dark Pools
https://tabbforum.com/opinions/from-beginning-to-n-what-the-history-of-regulations-from-reg-ats-to-form-ats-n-tells-us-about-the-future-of-dark-pools/ Craig Viani Liquidnet - "Based on the intensification of regulatory scrutiny in the past few years, it’s probable that the number of US dark venues will remain stagnant for a period of time. Additionally, with future rule changes such as proposed amendments to Rule 605 requiring greater granular statistical measures of execution quality17, we believe that it’s likely the competitive landscape will remain in a narrow band for the coming years."
Trading Technologies Contracts with SBI Thai Online for Distribution of the TT® Platform from Thailand
https://www.tradingtechnologies.com/news-releases/trading-technologies-contracts-with-sbi-thai-online-for-distribution-of-the-tt-platform-from-thailand/#more-87850 SBI Thai Online’s client base will have access to the TT platform’s full range of professional trading tools, including Autospreader®, ADL, and APIs. “We are thrilled SBI has chosen TT as a solution to extend to their clients. As we expand into what are new markets for TT and exchanges such as TFEX, having the endorsement of local brokers like SBI, who are the experts in their region, is important. It allows us to bring our technologies to a brand new set of customers and extend the reach and interest in the Asian markets as a whole out to our wider international clients,” said Mark Pottle, Regional Executive Sales Director for Trading Technologies in Asia.
https://tabbforum.com/opinions/are-crypto-miners-the-modern-hedgers/ Thomas Chippas ErisX - "Miners, similar to traditional hedgers, are foundational elements of a well-functioning capital, commodity and commercial market. The act of mining is performed by high-powered computers that solve mathematical puzzles to produce digital assets such as bitcoin or Ether. Miners are rewarded with the respected coin and are similar to traditional hedgers in that they are looking to offset the market risk of their production related to price volatility and offsetting counterparties. This is a nearly identical use case to a traditional physical commodities producer that uses futures contracts to lock a price at the present for the future sale of the commodity. The producer foregoes the potential upside if the commodity increases in price beyond the settlement price of the futures contract but is also protected on the downside if the price falls."
https://www.tradersmagazine.com/departments/algos/academic-research-takes-center-stage-at-iex/ Elaine Wah - "After opening the call for papers in early August, we received nearly 60 submissions — addressing a wide range of modern market structure topics. We ultimately selected eight papers, some of which focus on the most important issues being debated today, others on those which will likely be discussed in years to come. For those who were not able to attend, we are providing brief summaries of the eight papers in this blog post. Of course, as we cannot do full justice to the papers here, we encourage you to read the papers, which are hosted on the conference website."