The Latest News from Modern Markets Initiative

The Latest News from Modern Markets Initiative

HFT Supplies Dependable Liquidity During Market Volatility

In a market sell-off, as we saw on February 5th, automated traders including those called Designated Market Makers (DMMs) at the New York Stock Exchange and the largest market makers on Nasdaq used HFT tools to quickly stabilize the markets.  Many market makers have obligations to buy stocks when no one else wants to buy, and to sell when no one wants to sell.   These capital commitments of electronic market makers using HFT play a vital role in bridging the gap between supply and demand for a stock. 

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MMI Member Spotlight: GTS to Provide Technology for BNP to Access US $14 Trillion Treasuries Market, Pioneering New Type of Trading Alliance

BNPP partners GTS for US Treasury trading Helen Bartholomew LONDON, Nov 15 (IFR) – BNP Paribas has partnered with electronic market-making firm GTS for US Treasury trading, cementing a new era of collaboration between banks and high-frequency trading firms in an increasingly electronic market where technology is providing the competitive edge. The tie-up, which represents […]

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Modern Markets Initiative Statement on the Decline and Rebound in the Value of the British Pound

NEW YORK, October 7, 2016 — Modern Markets Initiative (MMI), the organization dedicated to education and advocacy on the benefits of high frequency trading, issues the following statement regarding the decline in the value of the British pound against the U.S. dollar. Even before trading data has been collected, some initial reports have made unsubstantiated […]

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Modern Markets Initiative Names Kirsten Wegner Senior Vice President, Business Development

Modern Markets Initiative (MMI), the organization dedicated to education and advocacy on the benefits of high frequency trading, announces that Kirsten Wegner has been appointed Senior Vice President, Business Development.  She will report to Bill Harts, Chief Executive Officer of Modern Markets Initiative. Wegner will create and develop proposals and initiatives in support of solutions […]

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Modern Markets Initiative Names Jim Gorman Director of Communications

The Modern Markets Initiative, a high frequency trading advocacy organization, today announced Jim Gorman has joined as director of communications. 

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Modern Markets Initiative Responds to ‘Flash Boys’ Challenge

MMI Proposes Market Structure Discussion With Bill Harts and Michael Lewis or Brad Katsuyama Moderated By TABB Group Founder & CEO Larry Tabb

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An Introduction to Modern Markets

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HFT Firms Launch “Principles for Effective Modern Markets”

Modern Markets Initiative (MMI), a leading electronic markets advocacy organization, today introduced the “Principles for Effective Modern Markets,” a framework designed to guide the critical, ongoing review of our financial marketplace and its impact on investors.

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Modern Markets Initiative Statement on FINRA Rulemaking Items

The Modern Markets Initiative (MMI) released the following statement on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) consideration of proposed guidance on firms’ obligations to supervise the development, testing and use of algorithmic trading strategies.

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Modern Markets Initiative Expands Team and Mission: To Advocate for Fair, Transparent Electronic Markets for All Investors

The Modern Markets Initiative (MMI), a leading trading industry advocacy organization, today announced that it has hired Bill Harts, a respected industry expert with deep knowledge of electronic trading and market structure as Chief Executive Officer.

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“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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