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Learn more about the key issues affecting our markets:

Automated Trading

Equity Market Structure

Batch Auctions

 

Key principles guiding our work:

Automated Trading:  Automated trading has lowered costs, narrowed spreads, reduced price discrepancies across markets, and improved market access. These market improvements benefit all market participants, including both retail and institutional investors.

Data-Driven Regulation: The continuous growth of technology requires that regulators make decisions based on analysis of risk, rather than arbitrary definitions and categorizations that can quickly become outdated. Rules and regulations must be based on data-driven analysis to fully assess potential market impacts.

Market Access: Technology has democratized market access, and we believe this should be preserved and protected. To ensure fair access to markets, we support exchange oversight of co-location and related connectivity services to ensure non-discriminatory terms and transparency to the public.

Fair Policies: To thrive, markets require strong infrastructure and fair policies that allow for competition and innovation. Rulemaking must be based on the behavior of market participants and the risks associated with the ways in which they interact with the market.

Role of Principal Trading: Proprietary trading firms play a beneficial role in markets by providing liquidity and facilitating capital and risk management.  

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