My message to hedge funds banking private equity and HFT operators

(Last Updated On: August 2, 2015)
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My message to hedge funds banking private equity and HFT operators

After posting this


Another fine example of bad HFT shops

I got this response via email:

To correct you…ITG is headquartered in NYC…not the netherlands.

My mistake, I got this confused with IMC:

My apologies there.

I am disappointed with the use of the term “friggin cheaters”. Perhaps read more about what ITG does as a business before making comments like this. While I understand your writing style (I have been reading you for a number of years)‎, it’s unfortunate that you choose to dramatize this way.

I don’t believe this will be the last SEC settlement  in the industry nor will ITG’s settlement remain the largest for long.

Being fined should be taken seriously. Any employee of a firm who thinks it is ok to be fined by a trading regular comes a from a world of arrogance. Not putting you in this camp but seriously, your firm got busted for a misdeed. A big fine of $20M. That to me is the same as cheating! That is why banking and hedge funds are the #1 hated industry according to public opinion.

You need to be reminded you also work in a multi million dollar or even multi billion dollar fund making oodles of money while us schmucks fight for the crumbs trying to make a living on scraps.

As said, HFT is a good technology but hated upon because cheaters use this  for their own gain at the expense of others esp. retail trader.

Have a good day sir…

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