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FIF Quarterly Event - Town Hall Discussion on Commoditization of Short Term Alpha - Kindly Sponsored by UBS & Exegy

The rate of change in market structure has slowed for US markets in recent years, and tools and infrastructure that were once the exclusive realm of the most elite prop trading firms, are increasingly becoming available to a broader range of market participants. Examples would include wireless transport of market data, FPGA's built into network cards, predictive quote feeds, and combinations of the above. Taken together these tools can be combined into ultra-rapid quote to trade strategies. These same tools, used on the agency trading side, can somewhat level the playing field, and the combination of the two produces a potential arms race. What are the costs to participants if they don't invest in this technology?

Please join us on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at UBS (1285 6th Avenue, New York) for a town hall discussion on Commoditization of Short Term Alpha, followed by a networking reception. The town hall format will encourage audience participation in the discussion, while the moderator and representatives from UBS and Exegy will help drive the discussion in the room. Additional topics solicited from audience members for discussion is encouraged, such as: alternative data, cloud technology, market data infrastructure, artificial intelligence, and effects of regulation. We would like to thank UBS and Exegy for sponsoring this event.   Please register here.

Posted Jun 18, 2018

FIF Managing Director to Step Down

After two years with FIF, Bill Hebert has decided to pursue other interests. We wish him well in his future endeavors. 

Posted Jun 18, 2018

FIF Quarterly Event - Commoditization of Short Term Alpha - Kindly Sponsored by UBS & Exegy

Please join us on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at UBS (1285 6th Avenue, New York) for a panel discussion on Commoditization of Short Term Alpha, followed by a networking reception. FIF will be joined by industry experts who will speak on the topic.  We would like to thank UBS and Exegy for sponsoring this event.  The agenda and panelists are currently being finalized, but we would invite you to register by clicking the link here.

Posted Jun 11, 2018

FIF to Meet with FINRA on Wednesday, June 6

FIF will meet with  FINRA on Wednesday, June 6th, as part of our quarterly outreach discussions to cover various FIF and FINRA Iniatives.

Posted Jun 04, 2018

FIF Files a Comment Letter on Transaction Fee Pilot

On May 24th FIF filed its comment letter in response to Proposed NMS Rule 610T, Transaction Fee Pilot for NMS Stocks. Read it here

Posted May 29, 2018