• The ECB at a crossroads

    A former Bank of England governor disputes the contention that the ECB cannot be effective at quantitative easing.

Big corporates outline wellness initiatives

Wellness programs and tools that employ wireless technology are among the strategies major corporations are using to improve employees' health and the state of U.S. healthcare, according to a report released yesterday by the CEO Council on Health and the Bipartisan Policy Center.

OECD releases new tax guidelines

Proposed new rules for international tax treaties would crack down on many techniques that multinationals use to limit their liabilities.

Retailers grappling with higher costs of fraud, survey shows

Retailers report the total cost of recovering $1 lost in a fraudulent transaction has topped $3. 

Standardization means savings for top finance teams

World-class finance departments devote more resources to planning and strategy as they save on transactions.

SEC proves itself a quantitative shop

The SEC's late-filing charges, and a new office within the agency tasked with coordinating data analytics across divisions, shows how sophisticated computer models are helping regulators accomplish their job.


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In a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission late last week, BlackRock put forth several suggestions for improving equities market structure including lowering exchange fees, requiring brokers to disclose order routing and execution metrics, and eliminating discriminatory or redundant order types.


ParFX, a currency platform designed to limit some of the effects of high frequency trading, has launched a new prime brokerage service that will allow buy side firms to trade through their prime brokers. Some of the first trades using the new service were made by HFT company Virtu Financial.