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SEC Aims to Rein In and Reign Over Initial…

Initial Coin Offerings [Finally] Get SEC Attention; The Duck Test 3.0. For those who believe the US SEC is slow to react when reining in and/or reigning over new-fangled investment products, the evidence indicates you are accurate. After all, recent history regarding sub-prime debt sold to unwary investors, Madoff-style investment…Read More

11 November, 2017
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A Fond Fairwell to Fintech Pioneer Neil DeSena

Those of us who have worked in and/or around the world of electronic trading for more than 15 minutes readily know about REDI, the ubiquitous direct access execution platform for stocks and options that was introduced by Spear Leeds & Kellogg in 1987 to its professional clearing customers, a universe…Read More

20 February, 2017
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What’s Next? A Blockchain-Powered ATS for Equities

"What's Next? Well, for those familiar with Patrick Byrne, the controversial and innovative founder of Overstock.com, one of the first online retailers to embrace the use of bitcoins, it should not be a surprise that Overstock's chief honcho would 'get the joke' and realize its all about the underlying technology…Read More

9 September, 2016
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Blockchain Babe Blythe Masters in Repo Deal with DTCC

Blythe Masters, the former grand dame of derivatives for investment bank JP Morgan, who after a less-than-glorious exit from her senior role overseeing credit derivatives for House of Morgan and who reinvented herself as a blockchain babe and leads digital ledger startup Digital Asset Holdings, has proven that every cute…Read More

30 March, 2016
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NASDAQ To Buy ISE Options Mart

(Bloomberg)-In what merger-arbitrage experts might call a 'take-under', Nasdaq Inc. is paying less than half the price for what ISE traded for in its last price setting after it agreed to buy Deutsche Boerse AG’s International Securities Exchange for $1.1 billion, catapulting it to the top of the U.S. options…Read More

10 March, 2016
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Babe of Investment Banking Now Babe of Blockchain?

Blythe Masters, once considered the “Babe of Investment Banking” in view of her long tenure and celebrity senior role at JPMorgan—which included her being credited for helping to create those snarkly financial derivative products known as credit default swaps (CDS), has since aspired to become known as either the "Blockchain…Read More

29 December, 2015

FinTech Chapter 6: The Super 7: London Startups Dazzling…

MarketsMuse is keeping its fingers on the pulse of the FinTech movement, and aside from the initiatives that we've spot-lighted taking place courtesy of Wall Street Wonks, its more than fair to say that London is fast becoming the hub of innovation and technology, and attempting to lay claim to…Read More

9 July, 2015

Trading Technology, Fintech and “Fuhget About It!” A Cynic’s…

The senior curator for MarketsMuse.com Tech Talk section was so inspired by a recent article "A Cynic's Guide to Fintech" by Dan Davies, the Senior Research Advisor at Frontline Analysts and published via Medium.com, we wanted to share the opening elements with our audience..For those of you following the various…Read More

8 April, 2015

The Anger Indicator: A Rareview

Below extract courtesy of this a.m.'s edition of Rareview Macro's Sight Beyond Sight..(Re-published with permission from Neil Azous) [caption id="attachment_1904" align="alignleft" width="100"] Neil Azous, Rareview Macro LLC[/caption] Here is an aggregation of the various statistics either sent to us from subscribers or we came across during our readings this weekend.…Read More

2 June, 2014