SEC chief: More info needed on HFTs, dark pools

Market Watch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission says a deeper understanding is needed about the boom in high frequency trading, the increasing amount of dark pool trading and other changes.

The complexity of trading after years of technological and organizational evolution requires an examination of equity market structure to improve functionality on all levels, SEC Chair Mary Jo White said before a conference of the Security Traders Association on Wednesday.

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