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Question & Answers: An SEC Reg NMS Critic

Traders Magazine, July 2006

Gregory Bresiger

Paul Atkins was one of two members of the Securities and Exchange Commission to vote against Regulation NMS last year. His side lost, of course, but he remains unconvinced of the benefits of the new rules. Atkins, a former securities attorney, has a decidedly free-market orientation. He remains skeptical that the set of rules that are presently transforming the structure of the stock market-will do any good.

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