The chief of the British regulator is one of the first Brits to have tackled HFT
The chief executive officer of the UK’s
Financial Conduct Authority, Martin Wheatley, has address the
contentious topic of high-frequency trading, highlighting the
difficulties in regulating the high speed form of trading.
The HFT debate has been gradually increasing in recent years
before Michael Lewis’ book Flash Boys sprung the
topic into the public eye earlier this year.
Regulators and market participants around the world have
responded to allegations of front-running and are scrambling to
come up with a way of regulating and possibly reforming the
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