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  • August 3, 2018

    Pension funds cannot afford Sanders’ tax on financial transactions

    Pensions and Investments By Kirsten Wegner July 23, 2018 Institutional investors continue to navigate a challenging landscape marked by geopolitical risks, low yields and sizable long-term obligations. Now, coming from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is another challenge posed by the so-called financial transaction tax included in the Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2017. Mr. Sanders continues […]

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  • May 17, 2018

    Pension Funds Ring Closing Bell With MMI at NYSE

    On May 14, MMI was excited to join NCPERS in ringing the closing bell at the NYSE. MMI celebrated the public service in our communities of the NCPERS trustees for teaching our children, policing our streets, and being there if need be to run into a burning home. Also, the vital work of the pension fund trustees in working to advance secure retirement.

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  • February 6, 2018

    HFT Supplies Dependable Liquidity During Market Volatility

    In a market sell-off, as we saw on February 5th, automated traders including those called Designated Market Makers (DMMs) at the New York Stock Exchange and the largest market makers on Nasdaq used HFT tools to quickly stabilize the markets.  Many market makers have obligations to buy stocks when no one else wants to buy, and to sell when no one wants to sell.   These capital commitments of electronic market makers using HFT play a vital role in bridging the gap between supply and demand for a stock. 

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  • January 12, 2018

    Wall Street is embroiled in a war over data — and it’s having an impact on Americans’ savings

     (Published in  Business Insider on Jan. 12, 2018) –Exchanges are rapidly increasing the cost of their proprietary data feeds that traders need to compete in US markets, writes Kirsten Wegner, CEO of the Modern Markets Initiative. –Those costs are eating away at American retirement savings. –Regulators should require  exchanges to be more transparent about why […]

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  • November 17, 2017

    MMI Member Spotlight: GTS to Provide Technology for BNP to Access US $14 Trillion Treasuries Market, Pioneering New Type of Trading Alliance

    BNPP partners GTS for US Treasury trading Helen Bartholomew LONDON, Nov 15 (IFR) – BNP Paribas has partnered with electronic market-making firm GTS for US Treasury trading, cementing a new era of collaboration between banks and high-frequency trading firms in an increasingly electronic market where technology is providing the competitive edge. The tie-up, which represents […]

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High Frequency Trading saves
investors money. Here’s how it works.

"(HFT is) working to tighten spreads and enhance liquidity … (investors) benefit by getting lower transaction costs. That results in hundreds of millions of dollars a year in savings to investors in our funds."

Gus Sauter,Former Chief Investment Officer, Vanguard Group