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January 23, 2013
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  • Rep. Markey raises concerns about high-frequency trading
    High-frequency trading may be holding back the economy, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass, argues. "There is a real risk that algorithmic trading is making investors hesitant to re-enter the equity markets because they fear that the entire game is rigged," Markey wrote in a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission that urges the agency to institute "rules that restrict or eliminate the practice." But Liquidnet CEO Seth Merrin says a better option might be for the SEC to make "an HFT-free trading zone open to every investor." Fox Business (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Institutional investors are ready shift from debt to equities
    Strategists are increasingly looking to pension funds and insurers to rebalance investment portfolios out of fixed-income securities and into stocks. U.S. equity funds' net inflow in the first two weeks of 2013 totaled $11.3 billion, the most for a two-week period since April 2000, according to Lipper. Reuters (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Don't guess what motivates your employees -- find out
    Motivation cannot be a guessing game -- you need to learn about your employees and then use an approach tailored to each of them, writes management consultant Chris Young. "The best results come when you are in tune with those who fit their jobs and love what they do," he writes. Appreciation and communication are key, but both should be with the employee's needs in mind, not yours. Human Capital Strategy Blog (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hancock aims to use derivatives in actively managed ETF
    John Hancock has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission for authorization to use derivatives in its first actively managed exchange-traded fund. The financial-services firm says the John Hancock Global Balanced ETF would use derivatives to increase the efficiency of market exposure and reduce risk. (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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