MFA Comment Letters

Topic: HFT

MFA Submits Comments on CFTC Concept Release on Risk Controls and System Safeguards for Automated Trading Environments12.11.13


MFA submitted comments to the CFTC regarding a concept release on risk controls and system safeguards for automated trading environments.  […]

Comment Letter on IOSCO’s Consultation Report on ‘Regulatory Issues Raised by the Impact of Technological Changes on Market Integrity and Efficiency,’08.12.11


MFA submitted comments to IOSCO on its consultation report on Regulatory Issues Raised by the Impact of Technological Changes on […]

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Topics: 1963 Special Study 1963 Special Study of the Securities Markets, 2010, affirmative stock locate framework, AIG, algorithmic trading, algorithms, Arndt, Barclays Capital Equity Research, Barclays Plc., bid-ask spreads, broker dealers, buy-side brokers, CFTC, circuit breakers, co-location services, computer programs, connectivity, Consultation Report, dark pools, DEA, Division of Risk, Dow Jones Industrial Average, E-Trade, Economic Growth, educational campaigns, effective spreads in European equities, efficiency, electronic markets, Elizabeth Murphy, empirical data, endowments, erroneous trades, ETFs, EU, executing brokers, execution speed, Fannie Mae, fees, Fidelity, fiduciary obligation, Financial Crisis of 2008, fixed commission rates, flash crash, Flash Crash of May 6, foundations, France, Freddie Mac, Germany, Goldman Sachs, Gomber, HFT, high frequency trading, institutional investor, institutional investors, insurance companies, intermediary firm, International Organization of Securities Commissions, investment time horizons, Japan, Joint Advisory Committee on Emerging Regulatory Issues, Joint Industry Limit Up-Limit Down Proposal, LaBranche, limit-up/limit-down systems, long-term, low latency, Lutat, market access, Market Break of 1962, Market Crash of 1987, market depth, market dislocations, market efficiencies, market information, market liquidity, market trends, Merrill Lynch, monopolies, Mr. Werner Bijkerk, mutual funds, Nasdaq, National Securities Clearing Corporation, NBBO, New York Stock Exchange, NSCC, Office of Markets in the Division of Risk, order execution, order-to-trade ratios, OSCO, oversight, passive, pensions, Peter Gomber, pricing reliability, proprietary, proprietary trading tools, quote stuffing, Regulatory Issues Raised by the Impact of Technological Change on Market Integrity and Efficiency, Rosenblatt Securities, Schwab, SEC, Securities Exchange Commission, single-stock circuit breakers, Spain, sponsored access, spreads, standardize disclosure, Strategy and Financial Innovation, Strategy and Innovation memorandum, TABB Group, TAGG Group, TD Ameritrade, Technical Committee, Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, technological developments, third party vendors, Thomson, threshold securities, trading strategies, transaction delivery, transaction fees, transparency, two-sided displayed quotes, Uhle, UK, wait-and-see, Washington Mutual,

Letter to the European Commission in Response to its Consultation Paper, Review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID)02.02.11


MFA submitted comments to the European Commission in response to its Consultation Paper, Review of the Markets in Financial Instruments […]

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Topics: "strict equivalence" regime accurate price discovery, actionable IOIs, affirmative and negative obligations, aggregate open interest/notional amount, AIFM directive, algorithmic trading, alternative investment fund managers, alternative trading systems, APAs, approved publication arrangements, arbitraging, article 4(8) of MiFID, Asian Markets, asset managers, ATSs, automated execution technology, automated trading, banks, block sized trades, Bloomberg L.P., broker dealers, broker-dealer capital, brokers, capital flows, capital formation, cash balance, CCP, CDS market, certificates, CESR, circuit breakers, client identifier, co-location facilities, commodity derivatives, commodity derivatives market, composite quotation system, comprehensive notional data, comprehensive price date, concentrated risk solution, confidentiality obligation, conflicts of interest, Congress, consolidated core data, Consolidated Tape, Consolidated Tape Association, consolidated transaction reporting system, consultation papers, contract, core date, cost-effective manner, cost/benefit analysis, CQ plan, credit default swaps, credit flows, daily trading volume threshold, dark pools, data consolidation, deep market, depositary receipts, depth of market quotations, depth-of-market fees, derivatives position, direct market access, Disclosure, due diligence obligations, electronic market-making, electronic trading platforms, EMIR, equity investors, equity markets, equivalence mechanism, ESMA, EU, European Commission, European Commission on Standardisation and Organised Platform Trading of OTC Derivatives, European Commission Request for Additional Information in relation to the Review of MiFID, European Commission's report of Sovereign CDS, European Consolidated Tape, European Market Infrastructure Regulation, European OTC derivatives markets, European Union, ex-ante disclosure, ex-post disclosure, exchange traded funds, exchange trading, exchange-traded products, financial institutions, financial regulatory system, Financial Stability Board, flash crash, fleeting arbitrage opportunities, G20, global connectivity infrastructure, Google, hard position limits, harmonised position information, hedge funds, hedgers, HFT, HFT trades, high frequency trading, horizon strategies, indications of interest, information requirements, insurance companies, inter-market arbitrage, International Swaps and Derivatives Association, inventory risk, investment strategies, investor confidence, Investor Protection, IOIs, ISDA, latency, lending flows, level playing field, limit down system, limit orders, limit up system, liquid derivatives, liquid market, liquidity, liquidity provision requirements, low latency technology, low latency technology chain, margin requirements, market connectivity intermediaries, market data, market disorder, market efficiency, market impact, market makers, market manipulation, market stability, market turmoil, market-wide single stock circuit breakers, Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, mechanical imposition, member states, MiFID, MiFID framework directive, minimum duration of orders, minimum quantitative threshold, minimum tick sizes, national best bid and offer, National Market System, NetCoalition, NetCoalition v. Securities and Exchange Commission, nexus, non-equity instruments, non-EU asset managers, non-EU investment firms, non-EU markets, non-hedging, non-HFT trade, non-retail clients, opaque market centers, order flow, order stubs, order-slicing methodologies, Organised Trading Venues, OTC, OTC contract, physical commodity markets, portfolio manager, position management, position-level data, post-trade reporting proposals, post-trade transparency, pre-trade checks, pre-trade transparency, pre-trade transparency waivers, price discovery, price movement, proprietary strategies, quotations, reasonable threshold, reduced transaction costs, regulatory "tax, regulatory authorities, regulatory framework, regulatory transparency thresholds, reporting obligations, reporting protocols, reporting regimes, retail client, risk capital, risk controls, risk exposure, risk management, risk warnings, safeguards, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, securities financing transaction, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, security-based derivatives, sharp shoot, short-term price swings, sovereign CDS, specified maximum execution speeds, speed bumps, stale orders, statutory obligation, strategy holding periods, strict equivalence, sufficiently liquid, summary disclosure, surveillance tools, systemic risk, systemic risk grounds, technological innovation, technology-driven market makers, third country firms, third country regime, third party information vendors, title transfer collateral arrangement, title transfer collateral arrangements, trade repository, trader ID, trading delays, transaction report, transparency directive, UCITS, UCITS Directive, UK Treasury and Financial Services Authority, ultra low-latency technology, unilateral bans, US markets, US Securities Industry Automation Corporation, volatility, waivers, Yahoo Inc,

Comment Letter to SEC Responding to Concept Release on Equity Market Structure05.07.10


MFA submitted a letter to the SEC in response to its request for comments on its Equity Market Structure Concept […]

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Topics: algorithm alternative trading systems, asset classes, automated trading, bid-ask spreads, broker dealers, buyers, cancellation rate, capital allocation, capital formation, co-location, competitive barriers, connectivity vendors, dark pools, decimalization, Designated Market Maker, direct market access, ECN, efficiency, electronic communication networks, electronic trading desks, electronically accessibel quotes, endowments, Equity Market Structure, execution speed, fees, fixed income, foundations, France, frontrunning, Germany, global financial crisis, hedging, HFT, high frequency trading, institutional investors, insurance companies, inter-market arbitrage, Intermarket Trading System Plan, inventory risks, investment time horizon, investor confidence, ITS, Japan, large cap stocks, limit orders, liquidity, long-term investors, low latency technology, market color, market consolidation, Market Crash of 1987, market depth, market fragmentation, market maker, momentum ignition, mutual fund, Nasdaq, National Association of Securities Dealers Inc., National Market System, New York Stock Exchange, non-public trading, NYSE, Office of Economic Analysis, order anticipation, order cancellations, order handling rules, order protection rule, pensions, phantom liquidity, pinging, post-trade execution, post-trade transparency, price discovery, price swings, private investment pools, proprietary trading, public information, quantitative strategies, quote flickering, registered investment advisers, regulation ATS, Regulation NMS, retail investors, risk management, SEC, sector change, Securities and Exchange Commission, securities lending, sellers, short selling, short-term traders, small cap stocks, specialist quotes, sponsored access, spreads, technology, trading desk, trading volume, transaction costs, transparency, Treasury ETF, trends, U.S Treasury bonds, U.S. Department of Justice, United Kingdom, upstairs market, volatility,
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