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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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 …...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. December 19, 2013

    US mortgage servicer Ocwen settles customer mistreatment claims

    The largest non-bank mortgage servicing company in the US has reached a $2.1bn deal with state and federal authorities to...

  33. December 13, 2013

    Pearson Foundation agrees $7.7m settlement

    The Pearson Foundation will pay $7.7m to settle allegations by the New York attorney-general that it misused charitable...

  34. October 25, 2013

    JPMorgan settlement move spurs rivals to act

    Global banks have started to approach New York’s attorney-general about paying billions of dollars to settle charges they...

  35. October 20, 2013

    The war against ‘insider trading 2.0’

    Insider trading is a fluid concept. Until 1980, the practice was not illegal in the UK. Prior to then, tipping off favoured...

  36. October 18, 2013

    JPMorgan nears $4bn mortgage claims deal

    JPMorgan Chase is nearing an agreement to pay $4bn to settle allegations by the Federal Housing Finance Agency that it...

  37. October 14, 2013

    The ‘sharing economy’ undermines workers’ rights

    The “sharing economy” has many fans but Eric Schneiderman, New York State’s attorney-general, is not one of them. He has...

  38. October 2, 2013

    NY sues Wells Fargo over mortgage settlement

    The New York attorney-general has sued Wells Fargo for allegedly violating the terms of the $25bn national mortgage...

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