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March 13, 2017

Banking Technology: MMI CEO Op-Ed – Blockchain offers banks potential, but HFT provides benefits now

MMI CEO Bill Harts writes that blockchain is a futuristic FinTech solution whose potential has captured the imaginations of many in the banking community.  But, cutting-edge high frequency trading technology is already boosting the efficiency of the banking industry in a big way. From joint ventures to partnerships to outsourcing relationships, tech-savvy bankers and traders have caught on to the worst kept secret on Wall Street – high frequency trading makes their jobs easier. Put more eloquently – banks that leverage high frequency trading capabilities can provide even better pricing and liquidity to their customers.

READ OP-ED HERE

“Numerous studies – including the recently released UK Foresight HFT project – have shown that transaction costs for both retail and institutional traders decreased substantially with the growth of high-frequency trading."

Larry Harris, former sec chief economist

Financial Times, December 27, 2012

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