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    1. October 16, 2014

      Three-quarters of Airbnb rentals in New York declared illegal

      Nearly three-quarters of Airbnb rentals in its biggest single market are illegal, according to a report released Thursday by...

    2. September 19, 2014

      Finra shines light into dark pools

      The board of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has approved proposals aimed at increasing transparency in...

    1. September 16, 2014

      The modern US share market

      Dark pools are coming into the spotlight as investors and regulators alike grapple with the advent of the modern market. The...

    2. September 16, 2014

      Financial regulators probe dark pools

      Dark pools are squarely in the spotlight. Following the publication of Flash Boys, which claims that the US equity market is...

    3. September 16, 2014

      Sense of urgency underpins fresh scrutiny of markets

      For the past five years, global policy makers have sought, with varying degrees of success, to reform the over-the-counter...

    4. August 14, 2014

      Diller buys youth social network Ask.fm

      Barry Diller, the US media billionaire, has bolstered his portfolio of internet companies with the acquisition of Ask.fm, a...

    5. August 11, 2014

      Barney’s pays out to settle racial profiling lawsuits

      Barney’s New York has agreed to pay $525,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling following accusations made by...

    6. July 29, 2014

      UBS says ‘responding to inquiries’ on dark pools

      As we’ve said many times before on FastFT, it’s always a good idea to review the fine print in UBS’s disclosure on any...

    7. July 24, 2014

      Barclays launches defence against ‘dark pool’ fraud allegations

      Barclays has hit out against a US lawsuit alleging the bank misled clients about the level of high-frequency trading...

    8. July 21, 2014

      Barclays ‘dark pool’ trades dry up after high-frequency suit in US

      Clients are fleeing Barclays’ “dark pool” in the wake of a US lawsuit alleging the UK bank misled them about high frequency...

    9. July 16, 2014

      Apple to pay $400m if it loses ebook case

      Apple has agreed to pay $400m to US consumers as compensation for overcharging for ebooks if it loses its appeal in a...

    10. July 14, 2014

      ‘Dark pool’ trading drops at Barclays

      Trading in Barclays’ “dark pool” fell more than a third in the wake of the lawsuit brought by the New York State Attorney...

    11. July 8, 2014

      All’s fair as Uber and Lyft apps battle to win over New York

      Uber and Lyft, the best-funded car-hailing apps in the US, will go head-to-head in New York, the nation’s biggest taxi...

    12. July 1, 2014

      Goldman Sachs fined in dark pool debacle

      US regulators have fined Goldman Sachs $800,000 for failing to ensure that trades executed in the bank’s own trading venue...

    13. June 27, 2014

      Dark pool spotlight falls on Tradebot

      When the New York attorney-general sued Barclays this week, for allegedly misleading investors who use its anonymous “dark...

    14. June 27, 2014

      Share trades: Murky pools

      Inside Barclays’ US headquarters in Times Square, it was known as “The Franchise”. Starting in 2011, the goal of making The...

    15. June 27, 2014

      New York law chief turns spotlight on dark pools

      The US financial regulatory system can be described as a bowl of spaghetti. Multiple watchdogs with overlapping...

    16. June 26, 2014

      Banks start to drain Barclays dark pool

      Big banks have started pulling their business out of Barclays’ “dark pool” after the British bank was sued by New York’s top...

    17. June 26, 2014

      Momentum builds for dark pool reform

      Momentum is building for major reform of the way Wall Street brokers run their private equity exchanges, known as dark...

    18. June 26, 2014

      US financials hit after dark pool lawsuit

      The financial sector broadly declined as concern of additional regulatory scrutiny swelled under the weight of a lawsuit...

    19. FT Alphaville

      June 26, 2014

      HFTs dark materials

      Fans of schadenfreude may enjoy the following press release from Barclays, dated February 26, 2013, to publicise that …...

    20. June 26, 2014

      Dark times for opaque trading platforms

      Whoever dreamt up the label “dark pool” to describe a particular kind of stock market trading, they must be wishing they had...

    21. June 25, 2014

      Top New York securities regulator sues Barclays over ‘dark pool’

      Shares in Barclays fell on Thursday on news that New York’s top securities regulator has sued the UK bank for allegedly...

    22. May 21, 2014

      Airbnb to hand over details on NY subletting

      Thousands of New Yorkers who unlawfully rent out their homes using Airbnb could soon face legal action, after the travel...

    23. May 9, 2014

      Goldman probed over Asia hiring practices

      Goldman Sachs disclosed it was under investigation for its hiring practices in Asia and for high-frequency trading, two...

    24. May 8, 2014

      ICE chief pledges to simplify stocks trading

      The new owner of the New York Stock Exchange has waded into the raging debate over high-frequency trading and promised to...

    25. April 16, 2014

      NY attorney-general subpoenas high-frequency traders

      New York’s attorney-general has sent subpoenas to six high-frequency trading firms as its investigation into whether certain...

    26. April 6, 2014

      Nasdaq setbacks test shareholder patience

      Greifield’s graduates Seven months after an embarrassing outage on Nasdaq ground US stock markets to an unprecedented...

    27. March 23, 2014

      Nasdaq rethinks FinQloud partnership with Amazon

      Nasdaq is re-evaluating a venture based on Amazon’s cloud computing services after a landmark partnership to offer...

    28. March 18, 2014

      New York probes high-speed trading

      New York’s top securities regulator has opened an investigation into US stock exchanges and other trading platforms to...

    29. March 17, 2014

      US officials urge pharmacies to drop tobacco products

      US officials are calling on five of the biggest US retailers to drop tobacco products from their pharmacies, following the...

    30. March 5, 2014

      Facebook tightens its rules on gun sales

      Facebook has bowed to anti-gun violence campaigners by introducing new rules to regulate the sales of firearms and other...

    31. February 26, 2014

      Analysts to shun fund manager surveys

      Goldman Sachs, Barclays, JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup are among 18 brokerages that have agreed with the New York...

    32. FT Alphaville

      February 21, 2014

      Frequent batch auctions and the last, slow, bleeding second of the day

      Business Wire, part of the Berkshire Hathaway empire, has decided that it has been doing nothing wrong but will stop sending...

    33. February 20, 2014

      Buffett’s Business Wire ends feeds to high-speed traders

      Business Wire, which has published corporate news releases in the US for the last half century, will stop selling direct...

    34. January 26, 2014

      BlackRock’s hold over brokers questioned

      A US investigation into insider trading has found that investment banking analysts may have felt pressured to give advance...

    35. January 26, 2014

      The New York attorney-general who took on BlackRock

      There are not many industries Eric Schneiderman, New York State’s 65th attorney-general, is afraid to rein in. The former...

    36. January 18, 2014

      Bank of America damages case over Merrill purchase dropped

      (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has abandoned his effort to obtain damages from Bank of America Corp...

    37. January 10, 2014

      Funds face being pinched in a closing information gap

      It is getting harder and harder to find an edge these days. Back in the day, fund managers achieved good results by...

    38. January 9, 2014

      NY probes banks over early warning tips to fund managers

      The New York attorney-general is investigating whether Wall Street banks and their equity analysts gave select fund managers...

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