FlexAdvantage Blog

25
Apr

The New Wave in Private Securities Marketplaces

Eyeing this demand for private equity, major broker-dealers, wholesale market makers and global exchanges are striking deals and forming new platforms to bring automation to private securities trading.

1
Nov

ATS Innovators Speed Up Matches to Discover Algo-Liquidity

Dark pools catering to institutions have evolved with innovative methods of matching orders and faster matching engines to avoid moving the price after the trade. It’s also a sign of the intense competition brewing between off-exchange venues seeking to sign up brokers and institutions.

13
Jul

AI and Machine Learning Gain Momentum with Algo Trading & ATS Amid Volatility

With the hiring of data scientists, advances in cloud computing, and access to open source frameworks for training machine learning models, AI is transforming the trading desk. Already the largest banks have rolled out self-learning algorithms for equities trading.  

25
Feb

Brokers Routing to Their Own ATSs Face Scrutiny

A FINRA working paper has raised concerns about broker order routing to affiliated alternative trading systems (ATSs), shedding light on order routing decisions and potential conflicts that can impact execution quality. Can a higher level of scrutiny by regulators be on the way?

26
Jan

The SEC’s ATS Transparency Rules: What’s the Impact?

The SEC’s new proposed rules on transparency in alternative trading systems are going to shine a light on the operations of dark pools, ensuring fair access to information for all market participants.

14
Dec

Buy-Side Backs Block Trading Venues

Buy side firms have shown signs of impatience with U.S. equity market structure. While they are leery of radical reforms, institutions have seeded a number of trading venues lately.

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