COVER STORY

Gary Maier, York Capital Management Hard at Work: The Buy Side Rebuilds and Refocuses for a New Trading World
Buy-side firms aren't waiting for the next big thing to lift the industry. They're undertaking large-scale projects to improve the trading desk and emerge from these trying times more efficient than ever.

York Capital Builds a Better Mousetrap
York Capital CTO Gary Maier has been hard at work on a large-scale project to upgrade the firm's portfolio management system.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Gives Traders A Break
J.P. Morgan Asset Management has built an Execution Optimizer, or EO, that will further automate the trade workflow by utilizing TCA and portfolio manager profiling to generate and execute on strategies.

Northern Trust Finds Success in Unity
Northern Trust consolidated its trading operations in time to weather the financial crisis and streamline the trading process.

INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

SunGard Launches U.K. Broker To Fuel European Expansion
Targets sponsored access in European markets, DMA and clearing services to high-frequency trading firms.

DIRECTORY

Portfolio Risk Management Providers
AT's latest trading tech directory profiles many of the industry's top portfolio risk management providers and their products, including details of the services offered, the risk methodologies that are supported, the asset classes that are covered and more.

FROM THE EDITOR

Big Changes at Buy-side Shops, Advanced Trading
Major changes are afoot at many buy-side firms -- as well as at Advanced Trading, where Kerry Massaro has passed the torch to new top editor Cristina McEachern Gibbs.

ANATOMY OF A TRADING FLOOR

ConvergEx Group
ConvergEx's midtown Manhattan trading floor is home to a cross-section of traders covering equities, options, fixed income and derivatives.

ALGORITHMIC TRADING

Deutsche Bank's Marques Is Focused on Developing Smarter Algos to Access Dark Liquidity
New Deutsche Bank managing director and head of equity electronic trading Jose Marques is keeping a close eye on developments in the dark pool and DMA spaces.

ConvergEx Launches Tactical Trading Algo
ConvergEx Group has launched its Abraxas tactical trading algorithm, which utilizes a proprietary multi-dimensional sensitivity profile to exploit dark liquidity, favorable price movements and volatility changes.

Buy Side Algo Usage, Block Trading on the Rise: Tabb Report
Buy-side firms expect to route nearly 40 percent of their share volume to broker algorithms in 2010, according to a recent TABB Group study.

ELECTRONIC MARKETPLACES

Exposing the Identity of Dark Pools in Real Time Could Hurt Institutional Traders
Industry participants question whether identifying dark pools in real-time trade reports will give too much information to high-frequency traders and gamers.

LARRY TABB'S STREET CRED

The Problematic Nature of New Short Selling Restrictions
The SEC's new rules limiting short selling do not satisfy either proponents or antagonists of short sale restrictions, writes TABB Group founder and CEO Larry Tabb.

IVY SCHMERKEN'S AT THE CLOSE

Uncertainty Over Volcker Rule Impacts Proprietary Trading Desks
While it is doubtful that the Volcker Rule will pass as is, it already is having an effect on banks, which are spinning off proprietary trading desks, says Editor-at-Large Ivy Schmerken.