Sudden Turn of Events for High-Frequency Firms, As they May Face Tougher EU Market-Abuse Rules

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High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011

As reported by Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Jim Brunsden, the European Union is considering listing “specific examples of strategies using algorithmic trading and high-frequency trading” that should be banned and punished by regulators as market manipulation.

The measures to increase investor protection and reduce volatility are part of plans to clamp down on market abuse in the European Union, according to a draft of the proposals obtained by Bloomberg News.

High-frequency traders have come under increased regulatory scrutiny following the so-called flash crash in May of last year, during which the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly lost almost 1,000 points.

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