Regulators consider putting the brakes on exchanges

Anne PlestedMTF chiefs fear that a regulatory move to standardise controls could potentially see the incumbent exchanges with the power to suspend trading on their platforms.

ESMA, one of the European Commission’s new supervisory watchdogs, is homing in on exchange controls and recently sent a questionnaire to trading firms, exchanges and multilateral trading facilities in order to better understand developments such as high-frequency trading and the “impact of these strategies on the functioning of the markets as a whole”.

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