Tag Archives: Financial Crisis

Alexander Fleiss, Presenter at HFT Conference in New York, Advocating Chile’s rising

Alexander Fleiss, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Rebellion Research, and speaker at High-frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 New York City, says that Chile has shown tremendous progress since the financial crash of 2008. Overall GDP has grown by nearly 50% over the last five … Continue reading

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Top 25+ Finance and Investing Leaders Joining World’s Most Influential HFT Conference in London

“Strategic and Tactical Insights for Investors, Speed Traders, Brokers and Exchanges” is the theme of High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 (http://www.High-Frequency-Trading-Conference.com) forum that will provide attendees in London (March 21) with the most up-to-date review of where this ever-changing industry … Continue reading

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Algorithmic and high-frequency trading positive for markets, says UK report

According to Hedge Funds Review’s Miranda Alexander-Webber, a recent study by the UK’s Government Office for Science disproves commonly held negative perceptions about high-frequency trading and also looks at the impact algorithmic trading has on markets. High-frequency trading (HFT) and … Continue reading

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High-frequency trading seems scary, but what does the evidence show?

ON FEBRUARY 3RD 2010, at 1.26.28 pm, an automated trading system operated by a high-frequency trader (HFT) called Infinium Capital Management malfunctioned. Over the next three seconds it entered 6,767 individual orders to buy light sweet crude oil futures on … Continue reading

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GPS ‘Spoofers’ could be Used for High-frequency Financial Trading Fraud

As reported, GPS “spoofers” — devices that create false GPS signals to fool receivers into thinking that they are at a different location or different time — could be used to defraud financial institutions, according to Todd Humphreys from the … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading No Threat to Stability, Sweden’s FSA Says

As reported by bloomberg, high-frequency trading, under scrutiny from securities regulators globally, has had a minimal negative impact on the Swedish market and poses little threat to stability, the nation’s financial services watchdog said. “The investigation shows that the negative … Continue reading

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Spire Europe Bolsters Compliance Team

Spire Europe, one of the region’s fastest growing high-frequency trading firms, has hired a former compliance officer from Bats Chi-X Europe, as the specialist trading houses move to bolster their regulatory expertise ahead of greater oversight of their activities. Spire … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs, Insider Trading, Facebook, BNY in Court News

As reported by Elizabeth Amon and Ellen Rosen of bloomberg, A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. computer programmer was freed after his conviction for stealing the bank’s high-speed trading code was reversed by a U.S. appeals court. Wearing a gray … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading No Threat To Stability – Swedish FSA

As reported by Gustav Sandstrom  Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES, High-frequency trading on financial markets is unlikely to pose any significant threat to financial stability, but upcoming international regulation may be needed to handle the potential risks, Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority said … Continue reading

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US SEC Widens Probe of Exchange-traded Funds

As reported by Reuters, US securities regulators have widened their inquiry into the trillion-dollar market for exchange-traded funds, according to a person familiar with the matter. Prompted by a delay in a big trade at a popular ETF, the US … Continue reading

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