The Best Practices

EDITOR'S LETTER

The idea of reining in high-frequency trading begs the question: Can Wall Street slow down? Firms have been spending inordinate sums for years to eliminate sub-second latency so that they can get in and out of positions in the blink of an eye. With faster chips and fatter pipes, firms are pursuing speedier trades into dark pools across the globe with one thing in mind: achieving alpha. A level playing field is noble on paper but it can wreak havoc on competitive edge.

CIOs will have these issues

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