High-frequency traders face up to regulatory clampdown

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High-frequency trading (HFT) has come into the firing line of regulators in recent months, and the increased scrutiny is driving some firms to be more open about their strategies, in the hope of avoiding a heavy-handed clampdown that could affect their operations.

The European Union's review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive looks likely to cover HFT firms, ensuring they and those offering them market access are subject to organisational safeguards. Meanwhile, Germany recently pa

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