September 28, 2010

UK broker banned and fined for commission kickbacks

UK regulator the Financial Services Authority has fined Fabio Massimo De Biase, a former cash equities broker, £252,239 for acting without integrity after he paid a hedge fund to guarantee order flow.

September 28, 2010

BAML dark pool connects to TORA Crosspoint

Asian trading technology provider and agency broker Tora has connected MLXN, the dark pool operated by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, to its TORA Crosspoint off-exchange liquidity venue, which trades Japan-listed securities.

September 28, 2010

Bovespa imposes new curbs on price volatility

Brazilian equities and derivatives exchange BM&FBovespa has introduced a new 15% limit on price fluctuations in shares, exchange-traded funds and other assets traded on the spot market.

September 27, 2010

Flash crash report may seek to rein in algos

The report being compiled on the 6 May 'flash crash' by the Securities and Exchanges Commission and the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, the US regulators responsible for trading of securities and derivatives, is expected this week.

September 27, 2010

Citigroup expands emerging markets equities team

Citigroup is expanding its equities team in central and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa with a series of hires across sales, execution, research and equity derivatives.

September 27, 2010

Singapore broadens securities lending service

Asian trading venue the Singapore Exchange is enhancing its securities borrowing and lending service, increasing the number of stocks available for lending from 150 to more than 600.

September 27, 2010

Nasdaq OMX introduces safeguards for Nordic markets

Global exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group has introduced new volatility guards for its Nordic and Baltic markets to help protect investors and listed companies during uncertain market conditions.

September 27, 2010

Turkish exchange unveils liquidity package

The Istanbul Stock Exchange has published a raft of new practices to be introduced across the remainder of the year that are intended to improve liquidity on the country's equity markets.

September 24, 2010

European trade sizes dip in line with falling volumes

With overall European trading volumes dropping from Q2 2010 levels, average trade sizes on primary markets also fell in July and August compared to the previous two months, but are still two to three times larger than those found on multilateral trading facilities.