High Frequency Trading Review


    By Kathleen Hall

    Over the last decade banks have spent billions on high-frequency trading, but have simultaneously neglected their IT legacy systems, leading to a dangerous lack of data transparency. With the Banking Reform Bill in draft, is the time right for regulatory intervention into an IT overhaul?

    In a recent report trade body Intellect called for government regulation to force the overhaul of IT systems in finance. It is argued that complex legacy systems have led to siloed information systems.

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