COVER STORY

Paying the Bills Facing Commission Squeeze, Traders Decrease Electronic Trading
In a setback for electronic trading, buy side firms are increasing their use of high-touch sales traders to pay research bills.

RISK MANAGEMENT

Ajna Partners Upgrades Portfolio Risk System
Ajna Partners, the New York City global equities hedge fund, upgrades its risk system to keep a tight rein on its portfolio.

ELECTRONIC MARKETPLACES

Dark Pools Don't See Bright Future in Canada
Despite several dark pool launches north of the border this year, growth of the sector in Canada could be impeded by stiff regulation and a well-entrenched 'upstairs market.'

INDUSTRY VOICE

The Keys to Hedge Fund Software Selection
Hedge funds must realize that one size doesn't fit all when selecting a business-critical system.

AT THE CLOSE

Insider Trading On Regulators' Radar
Regulators are on the prowl for suspicious trading. Hedge funds ignore surveillance and monitoring systems at their own peril.

FROM THE EDITOR

To a Quiet and Productive Fall for Wall Street
As children return to school this fall, I doubt many people (on Wall Street, anyway) will miss this summer.

ANATOMY OF A TRADING FLOOR

Take a Tour of Bloomberg Tradebook's Trading Floor in Manhattan
Bloomberg Tradebook runs a global institutional agency brokerage business from its trading floor on Manhattan's midtown east side, focusing on multi-asset class executions in equities, futures, options and FX.

FEATURE

Buy-Side Firm Survey: Life on Wall Street in 2011
Wall Street has seen unprecedented upheaval and change since the financial collapse of 2008. To find out how the buy side is coping, Advanced Trading surveyed a sample of buy-side firms about their trading practices, IT strategies and compliance plans.

EXECUTIVE CLOSE-UP

Going Long: Former NFLer Tackles Wall Street
Former NFL cornerback Eugene Profit has grown his firm, Profit Asset Management, from a $100,000 start-up into a multi-billion dollar asset manager boasting a wide range of institutional clients.

MARKET INTELLIGENCE

Job Cuts: Wall Street's Cruel Summer
The banks may be posting decent (if mildly disappointing) profits, but they're aggressively slashing job rolls to rein in costs.

The Buy-Side Drags Its Feet On Regulatory-Driven Investments
With regulators missing Dodd-Frank rulemaking deadlines, the struggling capital markets sector is in no rush to make costly infrastructure and software investments needed for compliance.

STREET CRED

Equity Volumes: Staring Into the Abyss
There is only so much cost that can be taken out of the equation without some firms throwing in the towel, writes contributing editor Larry Tabb.