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The Trading Mesh

August 2011

FragINSIGHT – taking a closer look at Asia Pacific

August 31, 2011 Comments (0)           

Welcome to the September issue of FragINSIGHT which provides an in-depth study of the Japanese market and an update on developments in Australia, together with our regular analysis of fragmentation across the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan.
Also included on page 4 is a useful at-a-glance summary of the global regulatory spectrum.
Download your copy here.
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions so far and please keep them coming – just email the team.

Divided we stand, united we fall

August 19, 2011 Comments (0)           

To say that it has been a turbulent time in global equities markets is something of an understatement, but the European picture provides some interesting pointers to the bigger geopolitical debate that’s going on. A couple of events in particular caught my attention. First, there was the ban on short-selling in banking stocks imposed by France, Italy, Spain and Belgium and the backlash that followed. Then came France’s abortive attempt to extend the short-selling ban to...

European fragmentation in focus

August 4, 2011 Comments (0)           

It’s been interesting to watch the European MTFs jockeying for position over the summer. Seems like Chi-X is continuing to grow its market share of all European indices fairly steadily, whilst the relative market shares of Bats Europe and the LSE’s Turquoise could be starting to invert.
This could possibly be down to Turquoise’s spangly new matching platform attracting the HFT folks, or perhaps it’s simply that the market is rebalancing itself in anticipation of...