Panel: Reg NMS Impact Exaggerated

In fact, though the regulation will contribute to rising market data volumes, industry preparedness means it is not the foremost factor behind the increase, panelists said.

Research firm TowerGroup predicted in August that Reg NMS and the European Union's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive could cause a 900 percent increase in the amount of market data being published.

However, data traffic has already been increasing at a rate of 100 percent year-on-year even before the rollout of Reg

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