Category: Newsletter

SEC Chair White has Groove

by Jim Toes Testifying for over three (3) hours before a full House Financial Services Committee, SEC Chair White was clear and methodical when describing the Commission’s agenda and her responses were with clear eyes. In her remarks Chair White laid out a case for the SEC’s 2016 budget request of $1.72 billion, or a…  Read more

“Da Bears” and “Da STA”

“Da Bears” and “Da STA” by Rory O’Kane Tweet I was working on the CBOE in 1985 when the Bears took the NFL by storm and won their first Super Bowl, against this year’s champion the New England Patriots. Back then the Bears looked like a dynasty in the making. They had Mike Ditka, that…  Read more


by Rory O’Kane Hello, I am Rory O’Kane of KCG and the 2015 Chairman of the Board for the Security Traders Association (STA). As we begin a new year, I would like to wish all of you good health and success. Undoubtedly, 2015 will be characterized by continued debate and review of our industry. As…  Read more

The Importance of Dialogue

By Troy Paredes We share a common goal: to have the best equity markets we can. Thriving equity markets fuel economic growth. They create opportunities for investors to build wealth and earn income by putting their money to work owning securities. Thriving equity markets also allow companies to raise the capital they need to grow,…  Read more

Together, Building Tomorrow’s Markets Today

Together, Building Tomorrow’s Markets Today Tweet by John Daley, Chairman of the Board June has been busy as the discussions and debates continue around our current market structure. On June 5th we received comments from SEC Chair Mary Jo White. On High Frequency Trading Chair White mentioned a potential anti-disruptive trading rule, registration, improving risk…  Read more