COVER STORY

Naked Access Attracts High-Frequency Traders, Gets Regulators' Attention
Industry insiders and regulators debate whether pre-trade risk management is needed to monitor high-frequency buy-side traders that currently are enjoying unfettered access to markets.

PhaseCapital Passes on Sponsored Access In Favor of DMA
Buy-side high-frequency trading firm taps Lime Brokerage for colocation, access to markets and data, with Goldman Sachs as prime broker.

PHOTO GALLERY

Cuttone & Company Trading Floor
Cuttone & Company is a New York-based full-service institutional broker and prime brokerage service provider specializing in arbitrage, corporate action, special situation and block trade executions.

INDUSTRY VOICE

The Real Story of Trading Software Espionage
While the 32MB of Goldman Sachs' proprietary algorithmic trading code allegedly stolen by Sergey Aleynikov makes for great news, it also highlights the new significance of high-frequency trading which is built on this technology -- in the marketplace.

RESEARCH WATCH

In Defense of the High Frequency Trading Community
In the wake of the global financial market's dramatic collapse, the blame game has started.

DATA AND INFRASTRUCTURE

BlackRock Acquisition of BGI Presents Integration Challenges
BlackRock's deal for BGI will create the world's largest money manager. But integrating BGI's automated electronic trading and transaction cost analysis technology with BlackRock's Aladdin system will require a world-class effort.

STREET CRED

Transparency: The Rx for What Ails Market Structure
If we don't do something to shine a light on market practices, such as high-frequency trading and flash orders, and prove their value, many may just get regulated out of existence.

AT THE CLOSE

Industry Participants Weigh Proposals to Monitor Sponsored Access in Real Time
Worried about systemic risk caused by naked access, industry participants push for concurrent monitoring of high-frequency trades.

Eric Pritchett, CEO, PhaseCapital

FROM THE EDITOR

Sex, Jobs and High-Frequency Trading
Staying ahead of the news isn't always just about the latest tech advancements or industry movies.

SPECIAL REPORT

Spotlight on Regulation: The New Rules of the Game
The SEC has had a busy summer not only revamping its internal processes and procedures but also focusing on potential regulation in four major areas: the over-the-counter derivatives market, short selling, dark pools and sponsored access to exchanges.

MARKET INTELLIGENCE

Seth Merrin Examines the Pros and Cons of High Frequency Trading
High frequency trading adds a lot of liquidity, but institutions need to opt-in to that, says Liquidnet's Seth Merrin.

Re-Thinking the Trader Thought Process
Managing risk more effectively may require that traders unplug from risk systems and instead trust their instincts, suggests Denise Shull.

New Book Delves Into the World of Quant Trading
In a new book on quantitative trading strategies Rishi Narang, founding principal of Telesis Capital, seeks to explain with real-world examples and anecdotes what it is exactly that quants do.

Morgan Stanley Hiring Up to 400 Sales, Trading Positions
According to reports, Morgan Stanley has plans to hire as many as 400 traders and salespeople to bulk up its trading operations this year.

A Look Inside the NYSE/DTCC Derivatives Clearing Venture
NYSE Euronext has joined forces with the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) to launch a joint venture for clearing U.S. fixed income derivatives.