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About Modern Markets Initiative

Modern Markets Initiative (MMI) is the industry advocate supporting the benefits of automated, high frequency trading. It was founded in 2013 by leading, quantitative trading firms Global Trading Systems, Hudson River Trading, Quantlab Financial and Tower Research Capital whose collective role in creating market efficiency contributed to a dramatic reduction in trading costs for investors. MMI engages and educates public audiences about the value modern market professionals provide to today’s electronic marketplace. Additional information is available at www.modernmarkets.org.

“High-frequency traders provide a vital service to all market participants…HFT helps to create efficient markets by facilitating price formation, lowering the cost of trading and improving the linkage between markets."

BlackRock Viewpoint, June 2011

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