In Focus

  • Week InReview: January 12, 2018

    • Friday, January 12, 2018

    Tweet of the Week: "We're contemplating adding 'Blockchain' to our name so we'll increase our followers by 70,000 percent." - SEC Fort Worth

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  • Week InAdvance: January 8, 2018

    • Monday, January 8, 2018

    Mon Jan 8 San Francisco & Boston Fed presidents at Brookings w/ Ben Bernanke. | Tue Jan 9 CES in Las Vegas. | Wed Jan 10 House subcommittee meets on Fed reform. | Thu Jan 11 SEC panel meets on bond market liquidity. INVESTORS Market Practices Council telecon.

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  • Week InReview: January 5, 2018

    • Friday, January 5, 2018

    MiFID II: What if the only emails I'm allowed to receive are the ones I pay for? "Solicitations from traders looking to pick up business from the buy side will drop significantly as the regulations stipulate that all research must be paid for. Money managers are even taking steps to block emails from those firms that have been dropped from their broker lists." - Who wins, who loses from MiFID II shakeup?

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