One of Reg NMS’ major tenets of Regulation NMS (Reg. NMS) is the Order Protection Rule (“OPR”), known as Rule 611. In essence, it requires that market participants adopt, maintain and enforce policies and procedures reasonably designed to avoid trading through a better priced quote published by another market center. As a practical matter, the rule [...]
by Louis G. Pastina and Daniel M. Labovitz It’s been ten years since the SEC radically overhauled the US equity markets through Regulation National Market System (NMS). Beyond merely modernizing markets, Reg NMS has fundamentally changed the way we trade. Reg NMS was born of the Commission’s desire to encourage competition and innovation among markets. [...]
Louis Pastina, who leads technology at consultancy Global Markets Advisory Group and previously served in technology and regulatory leadership roles at the New York Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange (GMAG), discusses dramatic changes in financial technology. Click here to read the full article.
People ask what does it take to achieve operational excellence, and to me the answer is simple: it’s a commitment by the organization from the top down to create a culture of excellence. What does that mean? I remember when faced with a crisis of capacity for our operating systems one year. I had to [...]