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Employment in Innovation and Technology Spheres:  Working For HFT

“Every job in some way, produces, supplies, consumes, or relies on innovation, creativity….”

David Kappos, former Under Secretary of Commerce

IP intensive industries support at least 40 million jobs in the US and contribute more than $5 trillion to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP)

More than 25% of all jobs in the U.S. were either directly or indirectly attributable to IP-intensive industries.

This amount contributed to the U.S. economy represents over 33% of GDP.

The HFT industry supplies career opportunities for graduates in the fields of computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, and engineering, as well as other industries including fiber-optics, cable, satellites, among others.

Interested in a career in HFT? Please email HFTCareers@modernmarkets.org to learn more.

“Due to the rise of high-frequency trading, investors both large and small enjoy a deeper pool of potential buyers and sellers, and a wider variety of ways to execute trades…investors now enjoy faster, more reliable execution technology and lower execution fees than ever before."

Arthur Levitt, former SEC Chairman

The Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2009

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