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Atkin Criticizes Tinkering at SEC

Traders Magazine, May 1999

Michael L. O'Reilly

Douglas Atkin has the highest regard for Arthur Levitt, and the job he has done as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

But Atkin, the president and chief executive of Instinet Corp., feels the SEC's division of market regulation has tinkered with the U.S. equity markets in recent years - particularly Nasdaq - instead of helping push for fundamental reform.

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