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Financial Markets

Question for HM Treasury

UIN HL4396, tabled on 23 January 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risks and fairness of high speed trading.

Answered on

4 February 2015

The Government sponsored the Foresight Project, which reported in 2012, to analyse the role of computer-based trading, including high frequency trading, in financial markets[1].

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-of-computer-trading-in-financial-markets-an-international-perspective

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