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OTC Pink Sheet Rehabilitation-Listing Repair Services: Big Demand

OTC Pink Sheet Companies Need Rehab….With the stock markets percolating, book-runners across ECM syndicate desks are hopeful the backlog of pending IPOs will finally open. With that, a broad universe of Issuers are finding their way to OTC Markets and NASDAQ’s OTC Pink Tier. All good news, other than for some bad news for many […] Read More

16 February, 2017
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Trump Team Bungles Fiduciary Duty Rule Edict

Chaos is the active word to best describe the impact of President Trump’s team of executive order writers, evidenced not only by the contentious ‘ban on immigrant visas’, but also when considering the walk back within hours of the President thinking he had signed an executive order to white wash the long-planned Dept of Labor […] Read More

6 February, 2017
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Bats Europe Enables Direct Access for Buy-Side Managers

According to MarketsMuse market structure mavens, if you can say “dis-intermediate” five times in under 5 seconds, or if you can simply spell the word (without looking at this blog post), then “you’ll get the joke” i.e. exchange operator Bats Global Markets (acquired last year by CBOE for $3.2bil) is a disrupt-or. After sell-side firms […] Read More

3 February, 2017
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ETF Funds and Folks Nominated for 2016 Best Of…

The 2016 BEST ETF funds and People in the ETF industry...Each year, ETF.com and Inside ETFs orchestrate a list of Best Of-the top ETF funds and ETF industry players who have made the greatest positive impact on the industry and investors in exchange-traded funds. The nomination process and voting process is overseen by five of […] Read More

18 January, 2017
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Fintech, Fixed Income Trading & Fragmentation-Now a Private Placement…

Fintech Fixed Income Trading & Fragmentation-What’s Next? A Venue for Private Placement Bonds & MTNs Despite the seeming oversupply of electronic bond trading initiatives, the convergence of fintech and fixed income trading continues to spawn new electronic trading start-ups, bringing the total industry count to 128 venues.  The latest player, dubbed “Origin Markets”, aims at […] Read More

12 January, 2017
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Asia FinTech Funding Initiative 2x That of US and…

Latest Chinese Fintech FOF Completes Raise of 10-billion-yuan (US $1.8b) as Asia fintech funding continues to eclipse North America and EU allocation to financial technology initiatives.. (Econotimes.com) 28 December 2016- In a move to advance China as a financial and technology hub, Asia FinTech FOF, a foundation that aims to seek investment opportunities and fuel […] Read More

28 December, 2016
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2016 Top Fintech Financiers According to Institutional Investor

Identifying the top fintech financiers is no easy task these days. It seems like only yesterday when MarketsMuse curators were among the first to advance the phrase “fintech” in the course of profiling startups seeking to disrupt the financial services sect, many of which have been led by sell-side veterans who made their best trades building […] Read More

16 November, 2016
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Buy-Side Beefs Up Use of ETF Products; They Finally…

ETF product use among the Buy-Side is no longer viewed as “just a portfolio re-balance or transition management tool,”  according to a survey of the investment industry’s largest portfolio managers. More PMs than ever are finally ‘getting the joke’ with regard to the value proposition of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), according to a recent report by […] Read More

4 November, 2016
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Veteran-Owned Broker-Dealer Pays Tribute to Veterans Day

Veteran-Owned Minority Broker-Dealer Mischler Financial Group Makes 2016 Veterans Day Month Pledge Courtesy of MarketsMedia – Stamford, CT & Newport Beach, CA –Veterans Day is observed by Americans each year on November 11; the day that is dedicated to honoring and extending our gratitude to the millions of men and women who have served within […] Read More

3 November, 2016
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What’s Next? Buy-Side Traders Plot To Embrace Market-Making

For exchange-based specialists, prop floor traders and upstairs sell-side market-makers, the notion of buy-side traders putting on the hat of risk-taking market-making is a head scratcher. Sure, there’s a cadre of hedge fund wonks who have interned on a sell-side trading desk, then moved up to Greenwich to grab a slot at one of the […] Read More

28 October, 2016
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Bond Boy Rutter Adds Tackling UST HFT to List…

Nobody can accuse veteran government bond market broker and fintech poster boy David Rutter of being single-minded. The former Prebon Yamane exec, who later migrated to inter-dealer broker ICAP where he became of head of electronic trading, then did a stint as CEO of fixed income and FX platform BrokerTec, and who more recently has […] Read More

17 October, 2016
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Insurance Co PMs Getting The Memo: ETF Products Make…

Insurance Co PMs are increasingly getting  “the memo” : Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Make Sense.. (Pensions & Investments) Exchange-traded funds have permeated almost every corner of the financial markets, but insurance companies have primarily kept their distance. That may be changing. Though several U.S. insurers have navigated the $2.4 trillion ETF marketplace through variable-annuity products, integration […] Read More

4 October, 2016
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Circus Comes To Town-Global Macro Guru Heads to Hofstra

MarketsMuse inhouse political pundits are headed to Hempstead, NY, home of Hofstra University where the Circus Comes to Town disguised as the first tranche of 2016 US Presidential debates. While our inhouse politicos battle the LIE rush hour traffic in effort to get a ring-side seat for the Ringling Bros Bake-Off circus, our curators pass […] Read More

26 September, 2016
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FinTech Fever Spreads Across Globe; Government-Sponsored Investments Surge

FinTech Fever is spreading across the globe, as government-sponsored and regional private equity investments in financial technology startups and fast-growing initiatives is becoming the cool kid place-to-be. MarketsMuse fintech curators profile a crisp selection of this week’s latest stories out of London, Abu Dhabi, Jakarta, India and Russia.. Abu Dhabi Financial Services Regulatory Authority Bets […] Read More

26 September, 2016
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Land of Rising Sun Embraces FinTech Sector; Japan’s Biggest…

The FinTech Sector is red hot now in Japan as Land of Rising Sun Banks now looking to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into fintech start-ups after the abolition of a law that prevented them from owning more than 5 per cent of a technology company. (FT) 25 September The changes are part of […] Read More

26 September, 2016
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What’s Next? Reuters Gets Redi; EMS Icon Acquired by…

Reuters execs say “Why build an expensive EMS platform to integrate with your buy-side focused analytics platform when you can buy one that already has captive customers?” If it’s the right price, then the answer  would seem to favor Buy v Build! That is apparently the calculus of market data provider  Thomson Reuters, which just […] Read More

23 September, 2016
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Options Mart CBOE Rumored to Merge with BATS Exchange

Following a decade of new exchange launches, which led to a series of aggressive fee competition to attract order flow and elevated the ‘pay-for-order-flow’ game, the more current trend towards consolidation, fueled by an industry-wide race to zero fees and commissions is sparking rumors that the CBOE and BATS are planning to marry..This on the […] Read More

23 September, 2016
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Land of the Rising None; Fed is Fed Up…

The Fed is Fed Up re Rates Talk…or at least they must be, according to MarketsMuse pundits who have frequently guessed wrong within the context of how much and when the FOMC will decide to upend the current interest rate regime and return to normal. Below excerpt is courtesy of expert debt capital market commentary […] Read More

22 September, 2016