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Fears grow as exchanges up sales of data

By Healthy Markets / January 22, 2018

Sources interviewed for this story agreed the SEC has not been thorough in its assessment of exchanges’ market data proposals. The SEC generally “rubber stamps” exchange data product proposals, said Tyler Gellasch, executive director of Healthy Markets Association, Washington, a non-profit group of money managers, brokers and pension funds with a combined $1.5 trillion in […]

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Outlook 2018: Tyler Gellasch, Healthy Markets Association

By Healthy Markets / December 31, 2017

Which market structure changes do you expect to take place in 2018?  After years of contemplating reforms to how markets operate, the SEC is finally poised to act. With the European regulators, the NY Attorney General, FINRA, and even the courts driving market structure reforms over the past couple years, we expect the SEC to […]

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Broker-Dealer Firms Raise Alarms That SEC’s CAT Database Isn’t Secure

By Healthy Markets / December 12, 2017

Tyler Gellasch, executive director of the Healthy Markets Association, is against any delay in implementing the CAT. The group is made up of buyside firms – including large asset managers, pension plans and hedge funds – seeking to promote data-driven reform in the U.S. equity market structure. “Exchanges and Finra have not provided new info as […]

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Broker-Dealers Voice Worries About SEC Database

By Healthy Markets / December 12, 2017

But Tyler Gellasch, executive director of the Healthy Markets Association, which represents buyside firms, is quoted saying his group remains opposed to any delay. He suggested critics were playing on “convenient public fear” in order to obstruct the database. Read more in Barron’s here.

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SIFMA Wants a PII-less CAT

By Healthy Markets / December 12, 2017

The industry body is working on possible alternatives such as legal entity identifiers or a mechanism for large trade reporting. Both of which Tyler Gellasch, executive director of the Healthy Market Association, recommended in his testimony before the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments in early December. Read more in […]

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Hearing Prep:

By Healthy Markets / November 30, 2017

“The U.S. stock exchanges will be under pressure at a House hearing on Thursday to defend their opposition to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “consolidated audit trail,” a market surveillance tool envisioned after the “flash crash” of 2010. The hearing is being held to consider legislation designed to stop the CAT. “The for-profit exchanges have […]

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U.S. stock trading audit system delayed by hack fears

By Healthy Markets / November 30, 2017

One worry is that the system does not, at present, identify who is trading. Without such information it will be less useful and have weaker cyber security, said Tyler Gellasch, executive director of pension plan and investment advisor trade group Healthy Markets Association. “The legislation this committee … is considering would unquestionably delay the CAT […]

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Legislators ponder cybersecurity of market auditing system

By Healthy Markets / November 30, 2017

But Tyler Gellasch, the executive director of the Healthy Markets Association, argued that the cybersecurity concerns raised by Huizenga and others are little more than a smokescreen to continue to delay CAT’s release. CAT has been under development since 2010 and has had repeated deadline extensions. It took until this year to finally select a […]

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House Subcommittee Considers CAT Delay

By Healthy Markets / November 30, 2017

Fellow witness, Tyler Gellasch, executive director of the Healthy Markets Association, testified that the use of legal entity identifiers or large trader IDs could provide regulators with an elegant method to identify a trade’s beneficial owner without relying on PII, “but that is not how the plan was developed. Without access to PII or its […]

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Higher data fees prompt backlash against US equity exchanges

By Healthy Markets / November 17, 2017

US equity exchanges increasingly depend on charging for data in a world of rapid-fire automated trading and that has sparked plenty of friction with the broader market. In the latest salvo, Healthy Markets Association, an investor trade group whose dozen or so members include Calpers and OppenheimerFunds, this week released a report on market data […]

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