Monday, 22 December 2014
Last updated 16 hours ago
Apr 2 2014 | 10:53am ET
A high-frequency trading firm led by a former hedge fund manager has postponed its initial public offering in the wake of a storm of bad publicity for the industry.
Virtu Financial, which is headed by Actius Capital Management founder Vincent Viola, won’t begin marketing itself until after April 20, Bloomberg News reports. The firm made the decision last night, following the media reaction to the release of a new book condemning high-frequency trading.
That book, Flash Boys by Michael Lewis, argues that high-speed trading has rigged U.S. stock markets.
Virtu filed for an IPO last month. Its roadshow was set to begin about a week earlier than now planned.
Dec 1 2014 | 10:21am ET
As 2014 winds down, Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services executives took some time to share their outlook on trends facing the industry in 2015. Read more…
Jeff Sprecher was simply looking for a platform to trade energies when launching ICE 14 years ago but it has grown to reach the pinnacle of both the listed futures and equities world.