SEC and NYU to Host Sept. 21 Forum on High-Frequency Trading and Liquidity Resiliency

September 17, 2018/US SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis and Division of Trading and Markets are partnering with New York University’s Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions to bring together regulators, practitioners, and academics for a half-day symposium on Sept. 21 at the SEC headquarters in Washington, D.C. Panelists will discuss the impact of high-frequency trading and the resiliency of liquidity in securities markets.

“High-frequency trading represents a substantial source of market volume today. It is important for market participants and regulators to understand how this activity is affecting trading, including efficiency, integrity, liquidity and depth,” said Chairman Jay Clayton. “I appreciate the efforts of those participating in this symposium and look forward to hearing their comments on how we can improve our public equity markets, focusing on the interests of our Main Street investors — those who are investing today for tomorrow’s needs and those who are selling today to meet current needs they invested for in the past.”

Discussion topics will include the effects of regulations and self-regulatory organization practices on the increasing focus on speed among traders in securities markets; the evolving state of market making and the role of automation and market quality; and how high-frequency trading has influenced liquidity provision and liquidity resiliency, including spillovers across financial markets.

The event is free and is open to the public, and will commence with welcoming remarks starting at 9:15 a.m. ET with doors opening to the public at 8:30 a.m. ET at the SEC headquarters located at 100 F Street NE, Washington, D.C. Information about the event agenda and webcast will be available at DERA Events. Members of the public planning to attend the forum are asked to register in advance.

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