Waters USA 2014: Revisiting the Kill Switch Debate

Are kill switches efficient, or more trouble than they're worth?

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Waters USA panel discusses the effectiveness of kill switches.

It's seems like a great idea on the surface: When an algorithm has gone array and it appears there is no hope left, shut down the system. But is having the ability to pull the plug when things start to get hairy the right solution? Does having a kill switch sometimes bring up more questions than answers?

With regulators and firms alike focusing on managing risk in a high-speed trading environment, a Waters USA panel looked at the pros and cons of kill switches.

The effectiveness of kill switches

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