HFT and the Trading Ecosystem — Within or Without?

Reports from TradeTech conference.

HFT was a frequent topic of conversation at TradeTech 2015 in Paris.

"Isn't it time now, post-Flash Boys, to consider high-frequency trading (HFT) as part of the trading ecosystem?" asks Sandra Bramhoff, senior vice-president market development at Deutsche Borse, to a room full of trading technology experts-from market participants to vendors, to trading members associations and lobbyists.

"We believe we are operating in a highly regulated and transparent environment, and in this sense, it is difficult to see that HFT would be a problem," she adds.

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