Dutch Provide Some Calm to HFT Debate

Anthony Malakian, deputy editor, Buy-Side Technology

Who would have thought it would be the Dutch providing some calm to the high-frequency trading debate?

The Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM), which regulates the Dutch markets, says that it sees "no ground for restricting the use of high-frequency trading," and that it is a strategy that has been "in use for years," according to a recent report published by the watchdog. The AFM also called for further collaboration between international regulators and "further harmonization of European superv