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Corporate Bond Dealers and Venues – Adapt or Die – June 23, 2015

Where Oh Where Can Brokers Find More US Equity Trading Business? – June 2, 2015

Back to Basics:  Overcoming Over-reliance on Automation and Tangential Distraction to Trading – February 12, 2014

The Year in Review: 2013 – January 6, 2014

Profiting from Unfair Coins – December 16, 2013

Volcker on the Mind – Will it Deliver? – December 9, 2013

Today’s Bad Decisions Can Become Tomorrow’s Legal Disasters – November 18, 2013

Risk and Return Missing from Risk Management – October 30, 2013

Asset Managers are Leaving Money on the Table Using Risk Management Purely as a Control Function September 16, 2013

Interest Rate Swap Futures: Finally the Right Time- February 27, 2013

Beyond Volcker:  Seeing the Forest through the Trees – April 4, 2012

How Brokers Can Survive in Mature Markets – February 28, 2012

2012:  The Year Ahead – January 9, 2012

2011:  A Year of Rogues and Regulation – December 20, 2011

Pipeline Trading:  Rise Like a Phoenix or Crash and Burn? – November 21, 2011

Why Are We So Irresponsible? – November 4, 2011

The Volcker Rule Rocks! – October 27, 2011

Why Banks don’t Listen to Their Risk Managers – and Risk Losing Billions – September 19, 2011

Large Trade Rule:  Nay-Sayers All Hot Air? – August 22, 2011

Global Market Volatility:  What’s the Surprise? – August 16, 2011 Corporates, Credit, and SEFs – March 30, 2011

To Catch a Proprietary Trader – February 16, 2011

Dodd-Frank:  Dead on Arrival of Republicans?  Don’t bet on it – December 16, 2010


Transparency and Swap Execution Facilities – November 9, 2010

Dodd-Frank Legislation:  How the Law Might Really Impact the Capital Markets – July 28, 2010

The Volker Rule Ban on Proprietary Trading – A Practical Approach to Implementation – July 12, 2010

Reform in the Capital Markets:  How we would do it – April 5, 2010    

The SEC Risk Management Proposal – A Fair Start but Lacking Specifics – February 15, 2010  


Early Thoughts on the SEC Proposals to Strengthen Regulation on Dark Pools – October 23, 2009 


Spotlight on High Frequency Trading – August 13, 2009   

Of BOLTs and Flashes – June 30, 2009

The Value of Short Sale Restrictions – May 15, 2009