INNOVATORS OF THE DECADE

Innovators of the Decade Top 10 Innovators of the Decade for Buy-Side Trading
The past decade saw a complete upheaval and surge forward in the way that traders do their jobs. Here are the people who made it possible.

Seth Merrin: Imagining Wholesale Change

Dave Cummings: Market Maker

David Leinweber: Breaking News

Brian Nigito and Chris Rogers: A Perfect Match

Barney Frank: The Man Behind the Law

Richard Korhammer: Setting Information Free

Dan Mathisson: Big Idea In Small Orders

David E. Shaw: Quantitative Thinker

Larry Fink: A Pioneer of Modern Finance

Bill Porter: A World of Options

FROM THE EDITOR

Back In My Day...
Right now on AdvancedTrading.com, we're taking a look at the people whose ideas and systems are used by today's traders and broker-dealers to navigate the markets.

MARKET INTELLIGENCE

Hedge Fund Managers Predict Strong Performance in 2011: Survey
An increased focus on compliance and due diligence at hedge funds heartens institutional investors, boosting capital raising efforts in the process.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

How to Protect Your IP
Financial services firms build their businesses on innovation. Protecting those advances is a full-time job.

STREET CRED

The Worst Market Structure ... Except All Others
With virtually every segment complaining about some market structure challenge, contributing editor Larry Tabb asks: How do you fix this mess and keep the entities in balance?

AT THE CLOSE

Wall Street's Legendary Innovators
The current state of high-speed trading, derivatives and dark pools owes its history to a long line of innovators, writes editor-at-large Ivy Schmerken.