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Published on: IFLR - April 5th, 2023
A recent decision from the European Parliament to ban the practice could influence regulators across the pond.
SEC market structure reform: ill-fitting solution for a non-existent problem
Published on: IFLR - February 14th, 2023
Detractors accuse the regulator of devoting unnecessary resources to a well-functioning system that benefits retail investors
Retail auctions kill competition, market-makers say
Published on: IFLR - January 31st, 2023
A proposal from the SEC to process retail orders through auctions could significantly harm competition, putting investors at risk of poor execution
"Why Wall Street Is Clashing Over the SEC’s Stock-Trading Overhaul"
Published on: Bloomberg - December 15th, 2022
A planned overhaul of US stock-trading rules was greeted with skepticism by some financial firms that said, essentially, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”
"A Simple Remedy for Payment-for-Order-Flow"
Published on: Benzinga - November 21st, 2022
Payment for Order Flow (PFOF) schemes are falling under increasing regulatory scrutiny for a very simple reason.
"PFOF non-ban deals major blow to SEC agenda"
Published on: IFLR - November 11th, 2022
The absence of a ban on payment for order flow is in contradiction with chair Gensler’s original plans.
Published on: IB Times - September 28th, 2022
As the financial industry digests the SEC's long-awaited decision on Payment-for-Order-Flow – and Netflix's treatment of the GameStop saga that brought about the intense scrutiny of the controversial policy - we spoke to the CEO of a professional trading firm with an unusual degree of familiarity with the world of financial regulation.
"An Elegant Solution to PFOF and Related Perversions"
Published on: IB Times - August 5th, 2022
As Payment-for-Order-Flow (PFOF) is coming under increased scrutiny in both the US and EU, professional trading chiefs propose a unique solution of their own.
"As US regulators warn brokerage firms and investors of the risks involved, the retail trading boom shows no signs of slowing"
Published on: ABC Money - April 24th, 2022
The trading of Twitter shares over the past couple of weeks has been at an all-time high for retail investors. In April so far, trades in the stock have been 11x higher than the monthly average since 2020, the Wall Street Journal reports.
"Corporate Menswear Relaxes Its Dress Code, As Corporations Aim To Attract New Talent"
Published on: Forbes - January 21st, 2022
Daniel Schlaepfer recently spoke to Forbes about trends in professional trading, Payment-for-Order-Flow, the increasing costs of regulation, his recent lawsuit against ASIC, and why he'd cut off your tie if you wore one to the office.
"Daniel Schlaepfer: “There Is No Such Thing As Free Day Trading"
Published on: Entrepreneur.com - November 9th, 2021
As more people engage in trading activity, we talked to Daniel Schlaepfer, President and CEO of global market-making firm Select Vantage Inc. (SVI) to discuss the exponential growth of day trading and the regulatory measures that need to be taken to ensure fair trading.
Published on: International Business Times - October 26th, 2021
Last week's long-awaited release of the SEC's report on January's GameStop saga highlighted the role of payment-for-order-flow (PFOF) in the 'gamification' of day trading, but stopped short of banning the practice outright.
Select Vantage Canada CEO appointed to Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) - Market Structure Advisory Committee (MSAC) - Published on September 22nd, 2021
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today the membership of the Market Structure Advisory Committee (MSAC) for the 2021–2023 term.
Established in 2011, the MSAC serves as a forum to discuss issues associated with market structure and marketplace operations. The MSAC also acts as a source of input and feedback for OSC staff to help facilitate the development of policy and rule-making initiatives that promote investor protection, fair and efficient capital markets, and confidence in those markets.
Select Vantage INC. (SVI) Statement following June 30th 2021 verdict of appeal
"Mr. Schlaepfer is pleased that ASIC’s truth defence has been struck down, rejecting the finding that Select Vantage Inc. (SVI) traders had engaged in market manipulation."
Bull and bubble: Frenzied retail trading, outrageous valuations, easy money drive market madness
Published on: The Globe And Mail - January 29, 2021
High-flying stocks crash to earth as trading platforms hit the brakes
Published on: The Globe And Mail - January 28, 2021
The rise of day trading should be celebrated
Published on: The Parliament Magazine - October 16, 2020
Pragmatism not posturing should drive Brexit talks
Published on: Financial Times - July 3, 2020
Revenge of the robots: What is driving the market’s wild swings
Published on: The Globe and Mail - March 30, 2020
High-Frequency Traders Feast on Volatile Market
Published on: WSJ - March 27, 2020
Select Vantage CEO appointed to Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Advisory Committee
Published on: Ontario Securities Commission - September 2, 2019
Trading firm turns to sports science for a bit of extra pace
Published on: FN London - September 2, 2019