HFT Observation: Donations and Lobbying by High Speed Traders are Rising

High speed traders have increased their political donations and lobbying efforts against possible high frequency trading regulations from SEC, CFTC and Washington

High speed traders have increased their political donations and lobbying efforts against possible HFT regulations

Sarah Lynch from Reuters reports that high-frequency trading firms have increased their campaign contributions to federal lawmakers by 673 percent from the 2008 to the 2012 election cycle, according to a report that sheds light on their political connections in Washington and efforts to impact policymaking.

The report by the Washington-based nonprofit watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) comes as U.S. financial market regulators mull whether new rules should be adopted to rein in high-speed traders, whom some critics accuse of harming smaller investors.

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