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  • March 11, 2010

    CFTC to study high-frequency futures trading

    By Jeremy Grant in Boca Raton

    The US futures regulator has launched a study of “high-frequency” trading in futures markets, as well as of “colocation”, the increasingly popular practice of allowing traders to place trading systems next to exchanges’ trade matching engines.

    Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said the agency started looking into the issue last year and would come up with proposals for new rules on the practices.

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    Last Updated: February 25, 2011