Commentary

Robert Stowsky

Angry at HFT? Point the Finger at Reg NMS

Traders columnist Robert Stowsky dissects how Regulation NMS, and its mandate to promote market efficiency and not equality, is at the heart of the ongoing debate surrounding market structure.

Traders Poll

With all the talk around HFTs and their trading practices coming under the microscope, do you expect more state regulators and officials to begin examining HFT practices - just like with Big Tobacco?

Yes

81%

No

12%

Just Congress and the Federal Goverment

8%

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Board of Governors

STA th Annual Conference and Business Meeting

Board of Governors



Front Row: Nick Karos, U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffrey, Minneapolis; Lisa Utasi, Smith Barney Asset Mgmt.; Michael Bird, Merrill Lynch, both New York; Bill Yancey, Automated Trading Desk, Mt. Pleasant; James Duncan, Canaccord Capital , Toronto; John Giesea, STA President; Dean, Sharon Smith, Fordham University; both New York; Jan Pitman, Roger Engemann & Assoc., Pasadena; Michael Wolk, Foley & Lardner,

Washington D.C.; Back Row: Mary McDermott-Holland, Franklin Portfolio Associates, Boston; Bart Green, A.G. Edwards, St. Louis; Drew Milstein, Susquehanna International Group, Bala Cynwyd; Jim Toes, Merrill Lynch, New York; Jack Hughes, Janney Montgomery Scott, Philadelphia; Pete Driscoll, Northern Trust Company, Chicago; Walter Dolengo, STA, New York; John Barone, William Blair, Chicago; Mark Madoff, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, New York.


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