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Zeptonics to revolutionise securities trading

In the Sydney offices of Zeptonics near Circular Quay, books by the Dalai Lama sit alongside those by Isaac Asimov. Like the famed science-fiction writer, Zeptonics’s staff is dreaming of new technology that will revolutionise trading on Wall Street, hoping it is seamlessly adopted by asset managers, brokers and high-frequency traders. Today Zeptonics unveils its […]
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Regulatory changes require local expertise

Tora, the software trading platform, says hedge funds want integrated trading solutions that incorporate risk and compliance amid a backdrop of new investment products and regulatory change. Robert Dykes, Tora’s chief executive, says changes in market structures in Asia means that many asset managers are recognising the need to have their personnel based in the […]
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ASIC concerned by dark pool, HFT trading

The Australian Securities Investment Commission is concerned that so-called dark pool and high frequency trading may damage price discovery or lead to market crashes. Belinda Gibson, ASIC’s deputy chair, says high frequency trading could lead to abuses and market disruption. High frequency traders use mathematical formulas to trade millions of stocks within seconds to take […]
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Steve Grob likens HFT to spoon feeding

Steve Grob likens high frequency trading to being spoon fed a meal in a restaurant. The kitchen has to cook each spoonful of food before it can be served but “insists on getting paid before he gives you more food,” says the director of group strategy at Fidessa. “Love it, hate it, HFT is here […]
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