Watchdog Proposes Update To High-Frequency Trading Rules

Law360, London (December 18, 2020, 4:50 PM GMT) -- Europe's securities regulator asked for responses on Friday on how well the bloc's capital markets regulation regime applies to algorithm trading and high-frequency trading, warning that new risks could have emerged as the technology-driven trading techniques have matured in recent years.

The European Securities and Markets Authority said it wants input on how well the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, known as MiFID II, keeps high-frequency trading and algorithm trading in check.

"MiFID II seeks to keep pace with technological developments," ESMA said in its consultation paper. "Whilst recognizing the benefit of new trading technologies, MiFID II also aims at addressing...

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