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Defending the Turf

Sellside Moves to Protect Buyside from HFT Onslaught

Traders Magazine, May 2011

Peter Chapman

According to buyside traders surveyed, the most important market structure or regulatory issue they face is high-frequency trading. Nearly half the traders interviewed for a 2010 industry survey felt HFTs were a problem, up from 29 percent the prior year. The biggest concern, according to the traders, was that the marketplace had become an "uneven playing field" and the speed advantage of HFTs worked to their disadvantage.

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