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Report finds computer-based trading is 'beneficial’ for markets

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The great and the good of the academic and financial world came together to produce today’s report from Foresight "The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets (2012)", sponsored by the British government. And their findings will please many in the computer-based trading world – "despite commonly held negative perceptions, the available evidence indicates that high frequency trading (HFT) and algorithmic trading (AT) may have several beneficial effects on markets."

Over 150 leading academics and experts from more than 20 countries were involved in the study, which was informed by over 50 commissioned scientific papers, which were independently peer reviewed. A further 350 stakeholders from across the world also provided advice on the key issues to consider. The aim was to produce an independent analysis and an international academic perspective.

Key aims were:

  • to determine how computer-based trading (CBT) in financial markets across the world could evolve over the next 10 years, identifying potential risks and opportunities that this could present, notably in terms of financial stability1 but also in terms of other market outcomes, such as volatility, liquidity, price efficiency and price discovery;
  • to draw upon the available science and other evidence to provide advice to policy makers, regulators and legislators on......................

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