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Credit Suisse Said Nearing $80 Million Dark Pool Settlement

September 14, 2015

Authorities’ approach in the recent settlements suggests that they are not focusing on the mechanics of dark-pool trading, or on which parties may stand to lose from activities there, according to the Healthy Markets Association, which wants to give investors a greater voice in the debate over reforming U.S. financial markets. “The dark pool cases […]

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Healthy Markets Assocation to Release New Report Into ‘Dark Pools’ with Senator Mark Warner

September 10, 2015

On September 15, 2015, at 9:45 a.m., the Healthy Markets Association will hold a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to officially launch the organization, announce its Founding Members and discuss Healthy Markets’ new report, The Dark Side of the Pools: What Investors Should Learn From Regulators’ Actions. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), a […]

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For His Next Trick, Barefoot Genius Aims to End Broker Rip-Offs

August 4, 2015

“Removing order-protection rules without implementing other protections for investors would increase conflicts of interest and risks for investors,” Tyler Gellasch, executive director at Healthy Markets Association, an investor trade group, wrote in an e-mail. “Relying exclusively on the invisible hand of arbitrage without regulatory mandates or safety nets sounds great, but the reality would be far […]

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Healthy Markets Association Hires Tyler Gellasch to be Executive Director

July 16, 2015

NEW YORK – July 15, 2015 – Healthy Markets Association today announced that Tyler “Ty” Gellasch, has joined as its Executive Director. Ty, will be responsible for overseeing the Association’s daily operations, membership services, and strategy based out of New York. Prior to joining Healthy Markets, Ty spent over six years in senior positions in the […]

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Healthy Markets Hires Ex-SEC Lawyer Amid Push to Reform Trading

July 16, 2015

“Our goal is to arm institutional investors with unique data and analysis, as well as a public voice, in the hyper-technical world of market microstructure,” Gellasch, 37, said in an e-mail.

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Barrons: Fidelity Tops in Price Improvement for Retail Investors

July 14, 2015

The striking gap in odd-lot price improvement proves the value of disclosure, says Chris Nagy, who launched the trading-quality consultancy KOR Group, after running TD Ameritrade’s order-routing unit. “Next quarter, those numbers are going to be much, much better” as brokers respond, Nagy predicts. “Transparency can make a world of difference in trading behavior and […]

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Bloomberg; Complexity Curse Turns Into Blessing in NYSE Hours-Long Halt

July 9, 2015

“Far too many investors are already concerned that our critical trading technology infrastructure is held together by dangling wires and duct tape,” Dave Lauer, co-founder and chief technology officer of Kor Group LLC, wrote in an e-mail Wednesday. “Today definitely doesn’t help dispel that fear.”

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Healthy Markets Speaks at the First Meeting of the SEC’s Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee

June 9, 2015

Healthy Markets’ Chairman, Dave Lauer, was invited to speak at the very first meeting of the SEC’s Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee.  In his remarks, Lauer offered detailed analysis of several issues confronting investors and regulators. Source:

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Law360: SEC Commissioner Urges Action On Maker-Taker Disclosure

May 11, 2015

“Nagy, who with KOR partner Dave Lauer founded the nonprofit market structure reform group Healthy Markets, said in January that all four of the SEC’s commissioners had told him they supported 605/606 reforms”

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CNBC: What caused the flash crash?

April 21, 2015

“Lauer (who has founded Healthy Markets, a nonprofit advocacy group for market structure reform) and others have described what is needed: take the data from the equities, futures, and options market, including dark pools and hidden orders, then have everyone synchronize their clocks to the microsecond, so everyone is on the same time.”

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