Regulators Take Aim at Market Malfeasance with Industry-Supplied Surveillance System

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) turned heads last year when it contracted high-frequency trading firm Tradeworx to provide it with sale prices and quote information for equities and options trades. The move received attention not because the SEC should not have access to that information, but because the regulator chose a market participant under its jurisdiction to provide the data. Conflicts of interest aside, it is a positive development that the SEC is looking to obtain the

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