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October 1, 2012

Market technology risks in spotlight at SEC meeting


“U.S. financial regulators have called on experts in high frequency trading to discuss the risks technology poses to stock markets following the latest in a series of trading errors blamed on computer glitches.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday published a list of computer specialists and scientists mostly tied to big Wall Street firms who will give presentations at the roundtable next week on technology issues in the U.S. stock market.”


“The panel discussion will bring together representatives from the high frequency shop GETCO, UBS, the trading services firm ITG, and the exchanges BATS, NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange and Direct Edge.

The most notable critic of high frequency trading who made the list is Dave Lauer, a consultant on market structure and high frequency trading from Better Markets.”

Read Emily Flitter’s full article here

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