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November 12, 2012
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  • EU's short-selling rules prompt confusion
    The European Securities and Markets Authority's rules governing short-selling went into effect on Nov. 1, prompting confusion among market participants, including on the exemption for market-making firms. "Because the burden on market makers to obtain the exemption is so high, we are concerned this regulation may ultimately result in driving some liquidity out of the market," said Remco Lenterman, chairman of the European Principal Traders Association. Financial News Online (U.K.) (subscription required) (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • SEC opens formal investigation of Knight's trading glitch
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has started its formal investigation of the $457.6 million trading glitch that affected Knight Capital Group in August. Knight says faulty software was to blame. The U.S. inquiry will focus on whether the company adhered to rules governing risk-control procedures. Bloomberg (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FIA Chicago Expo a Success!
    FIA held its 28th Annual Futures and Options Expo in Chicago Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. Despite the devastation caused by extreme weather conditions on the East Coast, nearly 3,800 people attended the three-day event, which featured keynote speeches from CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as well as more than two dozen panel discussions on a wide range of topics. “FIA deeply appreciates the extraordinary efforts made by participants from the greater New York metropolitan area to come to Chicago,” FIA President Walt Lukken said. “I also thank our Chicago and international colleagues who stepped up as speakers to replace those unable to travel.” The event concluded with a gala dinner, the FIA Futures Cares Great Chicago SteakOut, which raised more than $360,000 for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. To date, through Futures Cares, the industry has raised more than $1.8 million for this cause. View video clips from Expo Today LIVE! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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