Less than 9 percent of Japanese household assets are invested in the stock market even after the biggest gain in four decades for the Nikkei 225 Stock Average. To Shinji Harada, that smells like opportunity.
The New York Stock Exchange and a group of money managers are lobbying U.S. securities regulators to abolish the practice of paying rebates to large brokers to attract trades to stock exchanges and other trading platforms, according to three people familiar with the matter.
A painting of the New York Stock Exchange in its heyday, depicting men buzzing around trading posts, hangs in the Jersey City office of William O’Brien. An inheritance from his father, it represents a way of life the Direct Edge Holdings LLC chief executive officer has spent a career helping to dismantle.