COVER STORY

Seth Hoenig, Glenhill CapitalSeth Hoenig, Glenhill Capital

The New Alpha Generators
With commissions growing ever tighter on the execution side, agency brokers are entering the research business to capture a larger share of the buy side's alpha-generation wallet.

ELECTRONIC MARKETPLACES

SEC Circuit Breaker May Not Have Stopped May 6 Crash
While experts laud the SECâĂ Ă´s plan to halt trading in stocks during periods of extreme volatility as a good first step, many warn that the circuit breaker, in its current form, would not have prevented the May 6 crash.

ONE ON ONE

DTCC Pushing for Larger Industry Role
DTCC's Rob Hegarty explains Depository Trust Clearing Corp.'s role during the Lehman Brother's crisis and reveals how the utility is evolving to meet the buy side's needs.

REGULATION

'Flash Crash' Prompts a Rethinking of the Rules
The Flash Crash quickly spurred the realization that disparate regulation across the interdependent securities and derivatives markets is ineffective. As a result, the SEC and CFTC are wasting no time taking steps to shore up the market structure and to simplify and harmonize rules for all participants.

TRADING TECH DIRECTORY

U.S. Dark Pools
Advanced Trading's latest trading tech directory features more than 20 prominent dark pools and sheds some light on how they operate.

FROM THE EDITOR

A Bright Spot for Agency Brokers
As agency brokers expand into the alternative research area, they are becoming alpha generators, which turns out to be a more stable, if not growing, piece of the total commission pie.

ANATOMY OF A TRADING FLOOR

Ticonderoga Securities
Ticonderoga Securities operates a dual capability with a New York Stock Exchange floor based team providing direct access as well as the desk based models. The firm concentrates on domestic and international equities and focuses on high quality, conflict free order execution, as well as a differentiated research offering to support its first class execution capabilities.

MARKET INTELLIGENCE

High-Speed Trading Not To Blame For May 6 Crash: Kudlow
High-frequency traders were not to blame for the epic May 6 stock market crash and regulators shouldnât hamper their ability to bring liquidity to the marketplace, CNBCâs Larry Kudlow said during a presentation at the annual SIFMA Financial Services Technology Expo.

FIA Principal Traders Group Hires Overdahl As Spokesman
An arm of the Futures Industry Association, taps Overhaul, former chief economist with SEC and CFTC, to articulate the role of principal traders to policy makers and the public.

Tabb Report: Buy-Side Spending Up, Focus on Integrated OMS, EMS Technology
Buy-side firms are ramping up spending on order and execution management systems, moving to integrate the two in a bid to streamline desktops while ultimately lowering risk, according to a new report by Tabb Group.

LARRY TABB'S STREET CRED

Speed and Market Efficiency: Competition Over Mandate?
When the speed of the price provider and the price taker are not in parity, the market becomes inefficient and seemingly unfair. We can mandate slower markets, a wider quote or faster technologies, or hold market professionals accountable and let competition run its course, suggests contributing editor Larry Tabb.

IVY SCHMERKEN'S AT THE CLOSE

Slicing the Alpha-Generation Pie
In building out their research capabilities, agency brokers are encroaching on the bulge bracket's turf, writes editor-at-large Ivy Schmerken.