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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Evaluating Germany’s Success in Regulating High-Frequency Trading

Alex Walsh at Regblog:

Evaluating Germany’s Success in Regulating High-Frequency Trading: ...Although many countries have attempted to regulate the meteoric rise of high-frequency trading, no plan has been more ambitious than Germany’s High-Frequency Trading Act (HFT Act). Rather than regulate trading speed alone, the HFT Act targets the complex core of high-frequency trading: financial algorithms.
And there may be some evidence that the HFT Act is working—at least in part. In a recent paper, Nathan Coombs, a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, grappled with the complexities of trying to define, identify, and monitor well-guarded financial algorithms, and concluded that the HFT Act—although far from perfect—has had a notable degree of success. ...

    Posted by on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:16 AM in Economics, Financial System, Regulation | Permalink  Comments (5)


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