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High Frequency Trading: HFT and its Supervision

  • Training

  • 90 Minutes
  • Compliance Online
  • ID: 5974995
The key to success in dealing with the present and future of HFT (High Frequency Trading) and to understand how to face the continuing changes in our markets, in part, is attributable to understanding how and why we are on our current path. This webinar will teach attendees how to identify ongoing concerns and how to apply lessons learned and history in order to effectively address the business and regulatory solutions of tomorrow.

Why Should You Attend:

The primary reason to be concerned with HFT is the potential misuse of very strength it was meant to accomplish: its ability to detect patterns in the market place and act to take advantage of those patterns. To prevent damage to an organization’s reputation and its ability to conduct its business along with the imposition of significant fines, bad press, possible jail time and even the closure of your financial institution, it is necessary to know how to practically address the concerns presented by HFT by bringing together representatives from all concerned. This training program will seek to address these issues, while offering attendees a peek into the future of HFT.

Learning Objectives:

  • To be conversant about the pros and cons of HFT.
  • To understand, that going ineffectively regulated, what you can do to others by using HFT and other types of algorithmic trading, can be done unto you as well.
  • To be aware that within the major concerns of abusive trading practices utilizing HFT includes market manipulation and front running which is akin to insider trading but with knowledge of the imminent executions of certain transactions.
  • To provide assistance in understanding what may be reasonable and unreasonable intrusions in area of supervising the development and implementation of HFT.
  • To review how other jurisdictions around the world view HFT and their plans in dealing with its supervision.
  • To prevent the: negative press coverage that resulted after the Flash Crash of May 6, 2010; potential risks and damage to an organization after scandals we have experienced over the years; and to be aware of what reasonable and unreasonable regulation/supervision of HFT may include.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • What is High Frequency Trading and its connection to algorithmic trading
  • History of HFT
  • Pros and cons of HFT
  • How some regulators in the U.S. and abroad appear to be approaching HFT and its supervision
  • The Flash Crash of May 2010
  • HFT impact on end of day trading
  • The future of HFT - can technology outpace the SEC’s ability to regulate
  • HFT supervisory practices
  • Employee trading supervision

Who Will Benefit:

  • Traders and compliance staff in trading floors/desks
  • Business development areas at trading firms
  • Broker/dealer branch management and investment banking compliance officers
  • Training department
  • Hedge fund managers
  • Branch and compliance managers
  • Institutional investors
  • Individual investors
  • Financial advisors
  • Investors home mortgage
  • Brokers
  • Mergers and acquisitions bankers
  • Senior-level bankers (managing director level and higher)
  • Debt underwriters

Course Provider

  • Aldo Martinez
  • Aldo Martinez,