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The Trading Mesh

December 2011

All I want for Xmas is exchange consolidation/competition (delete as appropriate)

December 9, 2011 Comments (0)           

Despite all the announcements, press briefings and other hullabaloo it looks like the BATS/Chi-X deal is the only one that’s actually going to get done this year. SGX/ASX and LSE/TMX are just two of the higher profile casualties in the global game of exchange Monopoly. Add to this the conversations and negotiations that never reached the public domain and you have a dazzling array of failed attempts in exchange speed dating.
The irony, of course, is that that the politics and...