Algo Testing Under the Regulatory Microscope

Mifid II will present the first regulatory framework designed specifically to regulate and monitor algorithmic trading functions within the EU.


Algorithmic trading is not as sexy as author Michael Lewis would have you believe. In fact, algorithms are really quite a familiar and accepted part of modern life. Just like in ordinary retail experiences, algorithms can be used for mundane associations based on other customers and previous purchases, or even instantly producing “Keep Calm & Read Waters” t-shirts advertised in the window of my search engine, based on my Google history. 

In the finance world, the role of algorithms has expanded

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