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    1. August 12, 2015

      ITG pays $20m fine to settle ‘secret trading desk’ claims

      ITG, the US agency brokerage, will pay a record fine to settle charges it operated a “secret trading desk” and misused...

    2. August 12, 2015

      Dark pools back in the dock as regulators scrutinise ITG

      Michael Lewis’s book Flash Boys promised to expose the world of high-frequency trading, but in a twist attention has...

    1. August 5, 2015

      ITG record fine further dents trust in US equity market structure

      For the US equity market, it appears that August is the cruellest month. In recent years it has had to deal with wildly...

    2. August 3, 2015

      ITG chief steps down amid SEC trading probe

      Bob Gasser, chief executive of ITG, has departed the US agency brokerage with immediate effect, a week after a possible...

    3. July 23, 2015

      Investors face wait on Europe dark pool caps

      One of the most startling features of modern share trading has been the fragmentation of business away from incumbent...

    4. May 15, 2015

      Hong Kong regulator blocks retail investors from dark pools

      Hong Kong regulators have decided to block individual investors from participating in private equity trading markets...

    5. April 14, 2015

      Fed official warns ‘flash crash’ could be repeated

      The “flash crash” in US Treasuries of last autumn could happen again because of the changing nature of the US...

    6. March 19, 2015

      Comment: Regulators should raise public trade data standards

      Are financial markets rigged? There have been accusations that they are, but there is not enough hard data. We think...

    7. March 1, 2015

      Managers turn to dark pools to carry out trades

      Asset managers need another way to trade bonds now that dealer banks have scaled back their operations. Fortunately,...

    8. February 22, 2015

      Shining a light on the importance of dark pools

      As we enter the seventh year of a post-financial crisis world, it is hard to think of an area that has not suffered a...

    9. February 16, 2015

      Toronto Stock Exchange warns on trade flow to US markets

      The new head of Canada’s largest stock market has warned that the US practice of stockbrokers paying for order flow is...

    10. January 22, 2015

      Barclays fights back in dark pool case

      Barclays has stepped up its efforts to persuade a US judge to throw out a case brought by the New York attorney-general...

    11. January 22, 2015

      Casualties mount in high-speed trading arms race

      “Lead With Speed” and “Don’t Get Picked Off” are among the slogans of vendors to the high-speed trading industry, where...

    12. January 19, 2015

      Big fund managers form new dark pool equity trading venue

      Nine of the world’s largest fund managers are launching a new dark pool for equity trading, in an attempt to prevent...

    13. January 15, 2015

      UBS fined $14m over dark pool disclosures

      UBS will pay $14.4m to resolve allegations that it failed to disclose information about order types for its dark pool,...

    14. November 9, 2014

      Big bourses take on dark pool competitors

      The London Stock Exchange is planning a high-noon equities shootout, and dark pools – sophisticated trading venues run...

    15. October 20, 2014

      Turquoise aims to lure institutions’ block trades to dark pool

      Some of Europe’s largest asset managers have begun using a service introduced on Monday by Turquoise which is designed...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. September 4, 2014

      ITG eyes dark pool for US corporate bonds

      Investment Technology Group, a brokerage that runs an off-exchange trading venue for equities, plans to launch a dark...

    21. July 29, 2014

      Three European banks drawn into ‘dark pool’ probes

      UBS, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank have been drawn into a deepening probe of banks’ anonymous “dark pool” trading...

    22. July 28, 2014

      Greifeld warns on ‘perverted’ dark pools

      In his strongest statements on the need for overhauling the equity markets, Nasdaq OMX chief executive Bob Greifeld...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. July 20, 2014

      Asset managers tight-lipped on dark pools

      Dark pools have seemingly lived up to their name as murky trading venues after an increase in regulatory action against...

    26. 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...

    27. July 8, 2014

      Exchanges urge overhaul of trading rules

      Market rules that have fuelled the need for speed in trading should be overhauled to restore investor confidence, stock...

    28. July 8, 2014

      IEX bumps up planned fundraising to $75m

      IEX Group, the US equity trading venue that aims to level the playing field between high-frequency traders and...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. June 26, 2014

      Dredging Wall Street’s dark pools

      High-frequency traders are capable of executing stock market transactions in mere milliseconds. It has taken regulators...

    35. 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...

    36. June 26, 2014

      Shine a light on the sharks that lurk in dark pools

      When the Great Financial Crisis erupted six years ago, “transparency” became a buzz word. No wonder. As banks imploded,...

    37. 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...

    38. June 26, 2014

      Latest allegations undermine Barclays chief’s clean-up promises

      Antony Jenkins has two big passions: technology and culture in banks. The Barclays chief executive loves to talk about...

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