SEC to Increase Oversight of High Frequency Trading Firms Under a Proposed Amendment to Rule 15b9-1

By Samuel Branum* I. Introduction As the result of ever faster and more powerful computers, high frequency trading (HFT) has become a significant presence in the market, with some estimates showing that HFT accounts for 73% of the total daily trading volume in the U.S. securities markets.[1]  While regulatory bodies struggle to keep up with […]