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The Trading Mesh

November 2012

Caught up in consolidated tape (again)

November 29, 2012 Comments (0)           

This article was originally published at the Fidessa Fragmentation blog, and is reproduced here with the author's permission.

By Steve Grob
Just when I was hoping to start thinking about the Christmas holidays (beginning with the first of the season’s parties this week) we’ve seen a bunch of announcements on the European consolidated tape, including those from FPL and The COBA Project.
Everyone acknowledges that the lack of an agreed tape of record makes any concept of...

I’m a mid-sized broker – get me out of here!

November 22, 2012 Comments (0)           

By Steve Grob
On the train this morning, I was browsing through London’s Metro newspaper to see who the latest ‘victims’ in The X Factor, Strictly, I’m a Celebrity etc, were (incidentally, it’s probably the people that actually watch these programs, but that’s another story). I was a bit shocked, therefore, to come across a double page spread examining dark pool trading. I was even more surprised to see that it was, in fact, a pretty well-balanced...