paul-azous-borders.org

Finance Industry Vet Behind Non-Profit Borders.Org

Business Plans Without Borders aka Borders.org is a novel non-profit intended to provide wind in the sail for startups launched by immigrants, refugees and under-served inner-city entrepreneurs.  Created by long-time finance industry veteran Paul Azous, the altruistic initiative defies current political in-sensibilities and embraces the simple notion that small businesses…Read More

24 February, 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
phoenix-otc-pink-sheet-rehabilitation

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…Read More

16 February, 2017
chaos-trump-fiduciary-duty-rule

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…Read More

6 February, 2017
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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…Read More

16 November, 2016
buyside-holdings-etf-product-marketsmuse

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…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…Read More

3 November, 2016
buyside-traders-market-making-marketsmuse

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…Read More

28 October, 2016
ust-hft-axe-rutter-marketsmuse

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,…Read More

17 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…Read More

26 September, 2016
global-macro-sell-now

If History Is Any Guide-Sell Every Rally, Now! Says…

If History is Any Guide....more than one "markets muse" should be running for cover, faster than if they found themselves strolling the streets of NYC's Chelsea neighborhood this past Saturday evening. And, one global macro muse is extending that warning.. Stock market technicians, i.e. those who hang their hats on…Read More

19 September, 2016
blockchain-equities-ats-overstock

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
strong-demand-us-corporate-debt-marketsmuse

Strong Demand For Yield-Outsize Demand For IG Corporate Bonds

MarketsMuse Fixed Income Curators have been keeping tabs on the seemingly insatiable and outsize demand for yield and in particular, the demand for IG Corporate Bonds aka  investment grade corporate debt. With that, we roll to opening excerpt of Aug 9 notes from "Quigley's Corner", the financial industry award-winning commentary…Read More

10 August, 2016
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Trump to Shut Dept of State and Open Dept…

TRUMP CAMPAIGN SPECIAL REPORT: GOP NOMINEE VOWS TO SHUT US DEPT OF STATE AND REPLACE WITH US DEPT OF SEX;  FIRST LADY MELANIA TO GIVE HEAD AND "LEND A HAND" DONALD TRUMP TWEETS "MY NEW US DEPARTMENT  WILL BE PROFITABLE STARTING DAY ONE!" (MarketsMuse Exclusive)- Donald Trump, the GOP Presidential…Read More

31 July, 2016
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O’Leary of Shark Tank Brands Bigger Pool of ETF…

The summer interns at MarketsMuse had already voted "Shark Tank" as their favorite TV show,  so it was no surprise that our senior curators took their cue to advance the latest news from Kevin O'Leary, the celeb entrepreneur and more recently, an ETF aficionado who has extended his brand to…Read More

14 July, 2016

BREXIT v BREMAIN: Should I Stay or Should I…

BREXIT or BREMAIN the NEVERENDUMS Will Continue in Europe "Should I Stay or Should I Go? That Answer Is Self Evident..." A Global Macro perspective from Debt Market Veteran..Music by Clash,  Comments by Quigley Below excerpt courtesy of 22 June edition of  "Quigley's Corner", the industry award-winning debt capital market…Read More

22 June, 2016
independent-research-equity-crowdfunding-marketsmuse

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
bouncing-off-china-walls-rareview-macro-marketsmuse

Global Macro: Bouncing Off China Walls

MarketsMuse sends out a shout out to SubstantiveResearch.com for profiling Global Macro guru Neil Azous from Rareview Macro, who "always looks to challenge the consensus and the sometimes lazy view of the prevailing market set up." In yesterday’s note he focused on China, and the consensus view that the cyclical…Read More

17 May, 2016