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Private Placement Offerings Get Boost From Low Rate Regime

Private Placement Services Portal Changes Name to PPM.co; Adds Full Suite of Product Offerings with Launch of New Website   (PRweb)--New York, NY--July 12 2016- PPM Services, Ltd, the global consulting firm specialising in private placement memorandum document preparation for debt and equities and business plan preparation services for start-ups,…Read More

13 July, 2016
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BlackRock Wants You To Chat Up Symphony..Away From Bloomberg

BlackRock is the latest firm to embrace Symphony Chat Platform; Another Shot Across Bloomberg Bow In early 2014,  when David Gurle, a former Reuters exec started to chat up a scheme with prospective banking industry investors that would offer a low cost alternative  to Bloomberg LP's ubiquitous instant message / chat application, prospective strategic…Read More

27 June, 2016
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AIG To Offer Equity Crowdfund Insurance

(RaiseMoney.com) -It takes a life-long pioneer in the insurance industry to know best when to grab first mover advantage whenever a new landscape appears, as evidenced by Tuesday's announcement from New York-based global insurer AIG, which says it will be the first to offer crowdfund insurance for investors in equity…Read More

25 May, 2016
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What’s Next? Independent Equity Research for Crowdfund Deals

(RaiseMoney.com)-Minneapolis-based Stratifund, which models itself as a modern day version of a traditional Wall Street "independent equity research firm" has become the first such firm to plant its flag on the crowdfunding beachhead and bring objective analysis to crowdfund deals. Led by a cadre of Wall Street-trained wonks and crowdfund…Read More

23 May, 2016
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Equity Crowdfunding: US Gets Its Mojo On

(RaiseMoney.com) May 16 2016 marks the beginning of what could be an avalanche of private equity offerings promoted via the web. Thanks to the JOBS Act and SEC Regulation Crowdfund, which now totals 685 pages of rules to live by for those in the U.S. Equity Crowdfunding space, including brokers…Read More

16 May, 2016
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Citadel and KCG Targets of DOJ

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal authorities investigating the market-making arms of the $25bil hedge fund Citadel LLC and broker KCG Holdings Inc, are looking into the possibility that the two giants of electronic trading are giving small investors a poor deal when executing stock transactions on their behalf. The Justice…Read More

10 May, 2016
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Bloomberg ETF RFQ Tool For Blocks: A Blockbuster

Bloomberg LP's agency broker Bloomberg Tradebook is continuing to grab market share in the ETF execution space thanks to introducing a blockbuster approach that has proven to work across a universe of hard-to-trade financial instruments: RFQ ("Request For Quote"). The "Bloomberg ETF RFQ" tool, which, according to a statement issued by Bloomberg…Read More

10 May, 2016
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Buy-Side Says: Don’t Just Set It and Forget It

Cheryl Cargie, head trader at buy-side fund manager Ariel Investments in Chicago, said that while the buy side is looking for more from its sales trader coverage, it depends on whether a buy side trader is representing a passive or active strategy. For a veteran with over 20 years in…Read More

4 May, 2016
sec-audit-system-catch-me-if-you-can-marketsmuse

SEC Proposes System to Catch Market Manipulators

In effort to thwart the "Catch Me If You Can" crowd, the SEC has proposed a new audit system that will purportedly allow regulators to track every bid and offer submitted to stock and options exchanges in effort to catch market manipulators. (WSJ)--U.S. market regulators on Wednesday proposed a massive data repository…Read More

28 April, 2016
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UST Trading Invaded by HFT Firms

The high-frequency arms race, aka "Battle Between Wall Street-style Transformers" has extended to trading in USTs and HFT firms are invading the US Treasury market, according to latest from BusinessInsider.. (BusinessInsider)-High-frequency traders have taken over the market for US Treasuries, and a bunch of market participants say they're alarmed by the…Read More

25 April, 2016
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e-Bond ATS “OpenBondX” Promotes Maker-Taker Rebates

Start-up corporate bond trading system OpenBondX is hoping to pull a rabbit out of its hat and jump start activity by emulating what the universe of equities-centric electronic exchanges and ATS platforms do in order to attract order flow to their respective venues: pay broker-dealers for orders given to them…Read More

21 April, 2016
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NYSE Uses Sharp Elbows to Box Out IEX; Hijacks…

The electronic exchange playing field is not for boy scouts. All is fair in love and war. That's the message NYSE is sending to upstart "Investors Exchange" aka IEX, as the world's most formidable financial market trading platform is simultaneously lobbying SEC regulators to block IEX's application to be designated…Read More

11 April, 2016
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Fintech 201: ESG Investing with Algos

If you are into fintech, that means you 'get the joke' when it comes to using algorithms aka "algos" and for institutional investors having an ax with regard to environmental, social and governance factors (commonly known as ESG investing), Arabesque Partners, a new player in the fund management space might…Read More

10 April, 2016
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BNP Paribas Gets Blockchain for Crowdfunding

(RaiseMoney.com)-French broker-dealer BNP Paribas "gets the joke" when it comes to fintech applications for equity crowdfunding and is embracing blockchain technology to advance their vision. A subsidiary of BNP Paribas Group has announced a partnership that will find it leveraging blockchain technology to enable private companies to issue securities via equity…Read More

5 April, 2016
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BATS Takes 2nd Stab at IPO

The second time is hoping to be a charm for exchange operator BATS Global Markets as it announced a 2nd stab at an IPO, which will be led by Morgan Stanley and Citi and enable an exit for investors that include BAML and Knight Capital. Bats Global Markets announced the…Read More

5 April, 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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BATS Global is Batty About ETFs-Buys ETF.com

While many people are "koo-koo for Cocoa Puffs", BATS Global is batty about ETFs. On the heels of launching a dedicated electronic exchange platform for ETF products dubbed BATS Marketplace,  BATS Global Markets announced yesterday that is even more batty about ETFs and to prove it, the exchange operator is…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