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.
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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.

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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…)

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