SPOTLIGHT: THE TRADING DESK OF THE FUTURE
Stephen Davenport, Wilmington Trust

What Will 2010 Bring for the Buy-Side Trading Desk?
With the fall of top institutions, the rise of volatility, the glaring publicity around high-frequency trading and a dramatically new regulatory climate, the trading desk of 2010 is in for some major changes.

MANAGING THE DESK
High-Frequency Trading Firms Seeking Tech Talent
High-frequency trading firms are recruiting programmers and other tech talent. But some prefer Google and Microsoft alumni to Wall Street veterans.

Sidebar: Proprietary Trading Firms Recruit Technical Talent Online
Proprietary trading firms go to career fairs at top universities to search for technical talent and some offer training programs.

DIRECTORY
Algorithmic Trading Directory
Find out the answers to key questions about the leading algorithmic trading providers using WS&T's easy-to-use online resource.

ANATOMY OF A TRADING FLOOR
Capital Institutional Services
The Capital Institutional Services (CAPIS) trading desk is comprised of global equity, global fixed-income and options trading, as well as transition management and program trading. Check out over 20 exclusive photos in our gallery.

MARKET INTELLGENCE
Early Thoughts On SEC Dark Pool Regulation
The SEC's intentions are obscured by lack of clarity on IOI's and other non-displayed venue issues, says Woodbine Associates's Matt Samelson.

Chi-X Europe Launches Chi-Velocity
Chi-X Europe has launched Chi-Velocity, a proximity-hosted risk management software layer co-located next to the Chi-X Europe primary matching engine that enables trading participant firms to offer ultra-low latency sponsored DMA to their clients.

BofA Merrill Lynch Builds Out Electronic Sales Trading Group
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has made several new appointments within its electronic sales trading team.

Panelists Sound Off On High Frequency Trading at Thomson Reuters Event
A live poll finds that 70 percent of attendees think regulators are behind the curve in understanding HFT implications.

ConvergEx To Acquire Cogent Consulting After Collapse of Consortium Deal
ConvergEx says buying Cogent's research valuation and broker vote software are a natural fit.

LARRY TABB'S STREET CRED
'Exchange-Traded' Does Not Equal 'Risk-Free'
Just because Congress mandates that OTC products trade on-exchange doesn't mean that OTC derivatives won't blow up.

IVY SCHMERKEN'S AT THE CLOSE
HFT Shops Influence Job Market on Wall Street
High-frequency trading firms are influencing the hiring trends on the Street as demand for quantitative skills increases.