Financial Markets

HM Treasury written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour

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

Photo of Lord Deighton Lord Deighton The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

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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