Financial Regulatory Forum

The Big Glitch – trading error or tipping point?

May 7, 2010

Was it a trading error, or the tipping point of market anxiety? A range of potential factors has drawn scrutiny after the record 1,000 point plunge and rebound in the Dow Jones industrial average on Thursday.

UK’s FSA doubts value of high speed share trading

March 18, 2010

    LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – Sophisticated forms of high-speed share trading have questionable value and may create risks for the market, Britain’s top financial regulator said on Thursday. (more…)

Britain studying high-frequency trading concerns

February 3, 2010
Myners: concern over high frequency trading

Myners: concern over high frequency trading

    By Huw Jones
   LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Britain is studying the growth of high-frequency share trading to see if regulatory action is needed, a government minister said on Wednesday. (more…)

US SEC sets market review, high-frequency probe

January 13, 2010

By Rachelle Younglai and Jonathan Spicer

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Jan 13 (Reuters) – U.S. securities regulators took their first stab at deciding whether rules are needed to curb high-frequency traders, whose lightning-fast computer programs now dominate equities markets.

US SEC review expected to stir market controversies

January 12, 2010

By Jonathan Spicer

NEW YORK, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Regulators are set to stir old controversies this week when they meet to release a paper on high-frequency trading and the broader U.S. equity markets, expected to review myriad changes over the last decade.

EXCLUSIVE-High-frequency firms organizing lobby group

December 21, 2009

By Jonathan Spicer

NEW YORK, Dec 21 (Reuters) – About 25 high-frequency trading firms have discussed forming a lobbying group within the Futures Industry Association as they move to deal with growing scrutiny in Washington, the association told Reuters.

SEC eyes efficiency, small stocks in fast-trading review

November 4, 2009

NEW YORK, Nov 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is considering whether the growth of high-frequency trading has made markets more or less efficient for long-term investors, including those trading small- and mid-cap stocks, an SEC official said on Wednesday.

EXCLUSIVE-CFTC has looked into high-frequency trading, wants fair access

October 21, 2009

By Jonathan Spicer
CHICAGO, Oct 21 (Reuters) – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has looked into the growth of high-frequency trading in U.S. futures markets, Chairman Gary Gensler said in an interview on Wednesday.

NYSE: No need to restrict high frequency trades

October 14, 2009

    WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – The head of the New York Stock Exchange said on Tuesday that it was not necessary to bring more oversight to high frequency trading, a split-second stock trading strategy that has come under regulatory scrutiny. (more…)