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High stakes ahead

Published in Automated Trader Magazine Issue 16 Q1 2010

The recent furore over high frequency trading, so ably anatomised by David Dungay in "Flash Ban Wallop" in our Q4 2009 issue, has put the matter squarely under the spotlight. So what better time to ask a panel of the industry’s leading experts to separate the fact from the fiction? We asked Bob Giffords, independent banking and technology analyst and chairman of February’s InVantage HIFREQ TRADE conference in London, to lead the discussion.

Bob Giffords

Bob Giffords

There is a buzz around high frequency trading, to put it mildly, which attracts both envy and suspicion. "High frequency is trading at speeds that exceed human manual and/or visual control," says Peter van Kleef, CEO of Lakeview Capital Market Services. "While commercial software, like broker execution algorithms, is now

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