- SEC seems stymied by complexity of high-frequency trading
- By David S. Hilzenrath,  |  @02-24-12
Trying to get a handle on the impact of high-frequency trading, which is practiced by technologically turbocharged investors, illustrates how regulators are often hard-pressed to keep up with the financial industry, especially where technology is involved.
WASHINGTON - Chairman Mary Schapiro of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ...
- Analysis: Out of control? Volatility ETN triggers risk concerns
- By Angela Moon and Jessica Toonkel,  |  @02-24-12
(Reuters) - A surge in trading in a product used to make outsized bets on rising volatility has become the latest example of how exchange-traded securities are gaining a bigger grip on the U.S. stock market, in a growing headache for regulators.
Volume in a leveraged ...
- High-frequency trading raises concerns at SEC
- By David S. Hilzenrath;  |  @02-23-12
The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission is worried about the rise of high-frequency trading, but two years after the agency flagged the phenomenon as a potential problem, Chairman Mary L. Schapiro says regulators still don't know enough to do much more about it.
High-frequency trading, which ...
- CME Group Seeks To Tie Executive Pay More Closely To Performance
- By Dow Jones,  |  @02-23-12
CME Group Inc. (CME) on Wednesday outlined plans to tie executive pay more closely to performance amid a range of efforts intended to make the world's largest futures exchange company more shareholder-friendly.
Chicago-based CME plans to eliminate the use of stock options in long-term incentive packages allotted to senior ...
- Technology GPS 'spoofers' could be used for high-frequency financial trading fraud
- By Olivia Solon  |  @02-22-12
GPS "spoofers" -- devices that create false GPS signals to fool receivers into thinking that they are at a different location or different time -- could be used to defraud financial institutions, according to Todd Humphreys from the University of Texas.
On an innocuous level, GPS spoofing can lead ...
- Life after Wall Street
- By William D. Cohan  |  @02-21-12
Some 40,000 high-level bankers lost their jobs in the financial crisis. But questions on what the former Masters of the Universe did next are met with impenetrable silence.
Some 40,000 high-level bankers lost their jobs in the financial crisis. But questions on what the former Masters of the ...
- New reports highlight HFT research divide
- By Michelle Price,  |  @02-21-12
Another week, another confusing episode in the high frequency trading debate.
This morning the Swedish regulator issued a report which finds that the "negative effects related to high frequency and algorithmic trading are limited". Although the investigation, undertaken during the autumn, acknowledges that high frequency trading can give ...
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