Buy-Side Execs: More Responsibility, Fewer Predators in HFT

BST North American Summit 2012 C-Level Panel

The past few weeks have seen a rehash of industry focus on high-speed or high-frequency trading (HFT), the strategy implicated as an underlying factor in a number of trading scandals and errors publicized in the past year. Earlier reporting by sibling publication Sell-Side Technology has explained just how that rehash has gone in Europe.

There remains a wide gulf of opinion and an array of options regarding just what to do—from levying heavy taxes on HFT transactions, to incentivizing efficient