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.
James “Whitey” Bulger, the former fugitive who ran a criminal gang in South Boston from the 1970s to the early 1990s, faces spending his life in prison after being convicted in a racketeering and murder conspiracy.
James “Whitey” Bulger, the former fugitive Boston gangster found guilty in August of 11 murders, is set to learn whether he will be sentenced to perhaps one or even two life terms as family members of his victims look on.
Direct Edge Holdings LLC, the fourth-largest U.S. equity exchange, is changing the way it handles flash orders, the split-second requests to buy or sell stock that regulators proposed banning last year.