Financial Regulatory Forum

EXCLUSIVE – Fast traders push alternative US risk oversight plan

By Jonathan Spicer and Herbert Lash
NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) – A handful of companies, including high-frequency traders, have asked the U.S. stock clearinghouse to act as a market-wide monitor, to guard against the risk of a malfunctioning computer program spreading chaos.

Regulators eye dark corners of U.S. stock market

dark-pools-rtrbbh1_comp By Jonathan Spicer
NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) – In obscure corners of the U.S. stock market — where “flash orders,” “dark pools” and other controversial practices thrive — regulators are trying to shine a light to guard against unfair dealing.

But a crackdown by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, sought in recent months by some top lawmakers in Washington, won’t come quickly and may not be as comprehensive as some desire.


British regulator launches equities review, dark pools a focus – report

LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Britain’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) has launched a wide-ranging review of UK equity markets, covering aspects such as high-frequency trading and so-called “dark pools,” the Financial Times reported. (more…)