Regulators Told To Tighten Fast-Trading Controls

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT) -- An organization of international securities regulators recommended Thursday that its members adopt stricter methods of monitoring high-frequency trading, although the group said there was no hard evidence that such trading posed a systemic risk to financial markets.

The International Organization of Securities Commissions said in a report that securities regulators should increase the reporting requirements for high-frequency and algorithmic traders as a way to level the playing field for all investors and prevent market abuse.

Securities exchanges should closely monitor high-frequency trading and implement trading circuit...
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