CFTC's Giancarlo blames dwindling liquidity on bank regulators

Insolvency risk has become liquidity risk

Giancarlo: HFT is not to be feared

Bank regulators should bear responsibility for diminishing liquidity across a broad swathe of markets and high-frequency trading (HFT) firms should be welcomed for filling the liquidity gap, according to Christopher Giancarlo, a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Speaking after a keynote address at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association conference in Hong Kong on October 26, in response to a question about banks playing a reduced role in such markets,

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