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August 2012

Looking for trouble [IFLR]

August 31, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

Investors in US equity markets have seen three high-profile systemic errors this year, two ofwhich involved high frequency trading (HFT) firms praised for developing some of the fastest,most efficient, liquidity-enhancing algorithms. The impact of these errors was limited byregulations implemented in the wake of the May 2010 Flash Crash – when the Dow Jonesplunged and recovered 1000 points over 20 minutes

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FIA EPTA welcomes Foresight working paper [Press Release]

August 31, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

BRUSSELS (31 August 2012) – FIA European Principal Traders Association welcomes the conclusions of a UK government-commissioned study that EU proposals aimed at curbing automated trading could have a negative impact on the European economy. 

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Key Points from the Latest UK Foresight Project Working Paper

August 31, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

The UK Government Office for Science's Foresight Project on The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets today published a Working Paper presenting its interim findings.

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Chi-X Global Deploys CorvilNet in Australia, Canada and Japan

August 31, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

Tokyo, Singapore, London and New York, August 29th 2012 - Corvil, a provider of latency management systems for global financial markets, today announced that Chi-X Australia, Chi-X Canada and Chi-X Japan have deployed the CorvilNet Latency Management System.

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Financial firms fund study into use of supercomputers for market stability [Finextra]

August 31, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

An academic project exploring how supercomputing and data intensive science can be tapped to aid stability, regulation, and enforcement in US markets has received $100,000 in research donations from a collection of financial firms.

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SEC Announces Agenda For Market Technology Roundtable [Press Release]

August 30, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

Washington, D.C., Aug. 29, 2012 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the agenda for its upcoming market technology roundtable that will focus on the relationship between the operational stability and integrity of the securities markets and the ways that market participants design, implement, and manage complex and interconnected trading technologies.

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