A Tale of Two Issues: Zach Ziliak Breaks Down the HFT Debate

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Today’s financial markets can be summed up in three words - global, fast, and complex. But as the market structure evolves, so must the regulatory structure that oversees it. John Lothian News has spoken with several industry experts to create this series on the evolution of financial market structure.

In part 6, quant-turned-attorney, Zach Ziliak points out that Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys, like any good novel, gets broken down into good vs. See more +

Today’s financial markets can be summed up in three words - global, fast, and complex. But as the market structure evolves, so must the regulatory structure that oversees it. John Lothian News has spoken with several industry experts to create this series on the evolution of financial market structure.

In part 6, quant-turned-attorney, Zach Ziliak points out that Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys, like any good novel, gets broken down into good vs. evil, and HFT has become an easy target. He says it is important to separate the debate in two - automated systems' day to day activities, and issues related to the flash crash and other system failures. See less -

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