The CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight issued a research report that analyzed “flash crashes” involving sharp, intraday price movements in the commodity futures markets. The report found no correlation between these sharp price movements and recent changes in market structure, such as the growing presence of principal trading firms and high-frequency trading. Instead, the report found that these movements linked to volatility, market fundamentals, and news.
CFTC Commissioner Behnam announced the members of the newly appointed Market Risk Advisory Committee which again included Sebastiaan Koeling, Optiver, representing FIA PTG.
The Bank of England published a staff working paper that analyzes the impact of the leverage ratio on client clearing. The paper found that the leverage ratio had a "disincentivising effect" on client clearing.
Six months after sweeping changes to the way European equity trading is regulated came into effect, a debate is raging among investors over whether the reform has succeeded in making market activity more transparent.
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