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August 10, 2022
In 2021, the hedge fund industry posted double digit returns for the second year in a row, but not everything was rosy. According to the Barclays Hedge Fund Index, hedge funds returned 10.22% in 2021, significantly lagging the S&P 500, which posted a 26.89% return over the same period. Last year’s performance was truly nonlinear, punctuated by disparate returns across strategies. Managing...
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July 21, 2022
The Great Resignation—a phenomenon in which an unprecedented number of employees worldwide quit their jobs over the past few years—has ushered in novel ways of thinking about workplace culture. Employees are prioritizing a better work-life balance, remote and hybrid options, and higher pay. Many companies have sought to adapt to these shifting expectations, but a talent gap—or labor shortage—...
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July 14, 2022
The “super broker” business model pioneered by Robinhood took advantage of digital advancement, accelerated the adoption of gamification, made it easier than ever to participate in the stock market, and revolutionized the account opening process to commission-free trading. With so much to offer, it looked revolutionary—and it still is. But the meme stock event in January 2021 challenged the...
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April 22, 2022
2021 offered another wild year for the global markets, punctuated by disparate returns across asset classes and volatility. The volatility in the market combined with ongoing remote working situations and volume spikes from individual investors added to the complexities of optimizing trading alpha and created new challenges for traders and solutions providers alike.   When we asked...
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February 8, 2022
Despite the continuing pandemic, the end of 2021 brought hope with it. Many offices began to reopen, and more people felt that they could socialize more freely with loved ones. And throughout all the ups and downs of COVID-19, capital markets continued to innovate, offer new products, and monetize change. Last year also saw the introduction of a series of regulations, many of which had...
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Scott Porter
January 29, 2021
By Spencer Mindlin and Christian Benson If you’re confused about what’s been going on with GameStop and its wider implications, you’re not alone. Throughout this week, I have been receiving inquiries from friends and colleagues keen to understand what this all means. The truth is that, far from being a simple market occurrence, the events of the past week represent the intersection of...
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Spencer Mindlin
April 15, 2020
As an analyst at Aite Group, I frequently speak to business and technology leaders at capital markets firms to understand business strategy, the role that technology plays in that strategy, and the common challenges when striving for success. One of the talking points often brought up during my interviews is how far along the firm is on its “digital transformation journey,” a nebulous term to...
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March 20, 2020
Watching the markets and trying to navigate the volatility stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic can be gut-wrenching. Daily trading volume is breaking new records and has tripled since last month from about 6 billion shares to 18 billion shares. I wouldn’t want to tempt fate, but the U.S. markets, from an infrastructure and technology standpoint, are functioning without major issues. Market-makers...
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Spencer Mindlin
February 7, 2020
For a modern trade and market surveillance compliance program to be considered “fully complete,” many would contend that this would translate to leaving no stone unturned when it comes to coverage and functionality. Whether it be as tangible as market data, as exciting as waves in an initial public offering, or something less obvious but potentially more nefarious such as a series of minor...
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Matt Simon
February 6, 2020
Securities class actions represent an increasingly important aspect of the capital markets industry. Their rise has sparked an increased demand for infrastructure and insight that is adequate to deal with them. As global jurisdictions look to catch up with the highly developed legal system of the U.S., class-actions regimes are beginning to take shape in jurisdictions such as the U.K., Saudi...
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Christian Benson

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