BM&F Bovespa High-Frequency Trading Rises

As reported by Financial Times’ Philip Stafford, BM&FBovespa highlighted the growth of high-frequency trading as the Brazilian exchange’s moves to attract the new breed of automated traders helped offset declines in revenues amid flat markets.

The exchange also announced it would implement a new fee structure in the coming quarter that would lower its share of the charges levied to investors for trading.

The exchange, one of the world’s largest by market capitalisation, has been investing heavily to attract high-frequency and other automated traders by cutting fees and offering specialist services such as co-location to its matching engine, where trades are conducted, in an effort to raise volumes.

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Source: Financial Times

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