HFT: What Is In Store For The Industry In 2012?
There are many challenges that will face Europe's high-frequency trading (HFT) market in the next year, meaning that companies will need to keep abreast of developments in the industry. HFT has progressed alongside technology, enabling businesses to utilise new methods of trading their securities. Therefore, as engineers develop new tools for the practice, companies must be conscious of their advantages and drawbacks.
One key factor that will impact on the HFT world in the next year is regulation, with new rules being introduced that will cause firms to alter their operations in order to abide by the law.
Arguably the most pivotal rules will be the MFID II proposals, which have been formulated by the European Commission, setting new legal barriers for companies within the market.