Macaskill on markets: Naming rights and wrongs
As electronic trading is dragged blinking into the sunlight, more careful name choices for platforms and systems might be a good idea, if only from a public relations standpoint.
Jon Macaskill is one of the leading capital markets and derivatives journalists, with over 20 years’ experience covering financial markets from London and New York. Most recently he worked at one of the biggest global investment banks
Defining equity block trading facilities as dark pools could hardly have been calculated to give a worse impression of the new venues, with connotations of secrecy and possibly malign intent.