THE FATE OF DERIVATIVES
Rep. Barney Frank
Rep. Barney Frank, Chariman of the House Financial Services Committee

Derivatives Reform Debate Heats Up With House Vote
Congress is looking to bring transparency to the OTC derivatives markets. While buy-siders are in favor of central clearing and exchange trading, dealers are concerned that reform will threaten their profits.

ELECTRONIC MARKETPLACES
Regulators Take Aim at Dark Pools
Dark pools have come under fire as the SEC sets forth three new proposals to rein in the dark venues.

TRADERS' PERSPECTIVES
What Keeps the Traders Up at Night?
Regulatory uncertainty may cause sleepless nights for Wall Street traders, but therir outlook for 2010 isn't all bad. AT asked several industry execs to identify the regulatory changes they are most afraid of and to offer their predictions on the most transformative developments in the coming year.

FROM THE EDITOR
After a Lull, Algo Innovation Set to Heat Up in 2010
Algorithm news may have seemed to quiet down, but many firms have been working hard behind the scenes, and now they are ready to make big changes this year.

ANATOMY OF A TRADING FLOOR
RBC Capital Markets Transforms Its Trading Floor
RBC has built a new 700 seat trading floor that houses equity, options and fixed-income trading.

Photo Gallery: RBC Capital Markets
The new 71,000 square foot floor has 700 plus seats and houses equity, options and fixed-income trading.

FEATURED DIRECTORY
U.S. Listed Futures and Options Exchanges
AT's exclusive directory of U.S. listed futures and options exchanges features many of the top destinations and includes details on the types of products traded on each exchange, the market data services they offer, rate schedules, their technology platforms and more.

MARKET INTELLIGENCE
Nomura Sheds Light on Dark Pool MTF Registration
At a time when dark pool regulations here in the U.S. are being hotly debated, Nomura has decided to relaunch its NX dark pool as a multilateral trading facility in Europe.

Knight to Enter Global Carbon Markets, Hiring Traders
The global capital markets firm has hired Dan Braun as head of carbon trading. Braun will build the business and hire additional traders.

LARRY TABB'S STREET CRED
Aligning Washington and Wall Street
Wall Street and Washington are misaligned. If we want this country to continue to grow, this needs to be changed now.

IVY SCHMERKEN'S AT THE CLOSE
Dark Pools, Derivatives and HFT Top Buy Side's Regulatory Agenda
Buy-side traders oppose regulations that hinder high-frequency trading and reduce liquidity in dark pools, but they welcome heightened oversight of derivatives.