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Bloomberg: Precidian Closer to Hidden-Asset ETF to Curb Front-Running

Rachel Evans and Annie Massa report Precidian Investments has unveiled a new suite of strategies for an innovative type of actively managed product that’s packaged as an exchange-traded fund. The first NextShares fund is still relatively small, with about $22 million in assets.  “It’s a chicken-and-the-egg situation,” said Bill Harts, chief executive officer of Modern Markets […]

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Sharon Merrill IR Blog: MMI CEO Interview – Investor Relations and High-Frequency Trading

Bill Harts speaks to top IR firm Sharon Merrill for its The Podium blog where he wants investor relations people to know that high-frequency trading firms generally are making their stock much less expensive to trade for their shareholders – and even for the companies themselves. For example, when companies have public buybacks and their […]

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Just When Savers Thought They Were Out … FTT Pulls Them Back In!

On this day in 1991, The Godfather: Part III debuted in France. It wasn’t a very memorable movie, except for the iconic quote “Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.” I was reminded of that line when I read that Rep. Ellison’s financial transaction tax (FTT) picked up a new […]

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Futures Radio: MMI CEO Interview – Seven Minutes With Seven Industry Leaders

Show host, and 17-year futures veteran and CME member, Anthony Crudele speaks with MMI CEO Bill Harts at the 2017 FIA Boca conference.  Bill discusses the need for proper and smart regulation to bolster investor confidence.  He also advocates taking a fresh, holistic look at regulations that have been in place for a long time, […]

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Banking Technology: MMI CEO Op-Ed – Blockchain offers banks potential, but HFT provides benefits now

MMI CEO Bill Harts writes that blockchain is a futuristic FinTech solution whose potential has captured the imaginations of many in the banking community.  But, cutting-edge high frequency trading technology is already boosting the efficiency of the banking industry in a big way. From joint ventures to partnerships to outsourcing relationships, tech-savvy bankers and traders […]

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The Hill: MMI CEO Op-Ed – Night of the living tax: It’s time to bury Ellison’s Inclusive Prosperity Act

MMI CEO Bill Harts writes that Rep. Keith Ellison reintroduced his plan for a financial transaction tax on every stock, bond and derivatives trade in the country. It was the third introduction / reintroduction of the bill, despite previous stalls.  The not-so-collateral damage of this tax will be a reduction in our ability to keep […]

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The Street: In the Long Run, Trump’s Tweets Don’t Matter

Emily Stewart reports that no clear pattern can be derived from the performance of the public companies President Trump has attacked or complimented on Twitter.  MMI CEO Bill Harts said “At this point, we’re sort of waiting for someone to show some kind of proof or data that actually shows that this is happening and […]

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The MoneyLife Radio Program: MMI CEO Bill Harts Interview

Program Host Chuck Jaffe, winner of numerous awards for business and personal finance journalism, speaks to Bill Harts about the benefits of high frequency trading (HFT) for investors.  The interview focused on the role of efficient intermediaries that use HFT and work on razor thin margins.  The resulting automation has produced tremendous savings for investors […]

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Is NYSE Bumping up its Listings?

Recently, NYSE announced it was going to introduce a “speed bump” exchange called NYSE American. Critics jeered that NYSE just blatantly copied IEX’s market structure. And it is true that the bump is going to be 350 microseconds, just like IEX. It will have a complex discretionary pegged order type, just like IEX. And it […]

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Getting Up to Speed on the NYSE Announcement

In some recent news, the New York Stock Exchange announced they were allowing stocks from other exchanges to trade on their main floor. That reversed a centuries old policy and left some wondering why NYSE was breaking with tradition. Further, the press release explaining the new access touted the benefits of the NYSE allocation model […]

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“High-frequency traders provide a vital service to all market participants…HFT helps to create efficient markets by facilitating price formation, lowering the cost of trading and improving the linkage between markets."

BlackRock Viewpoint, June 2011

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