May 16 Webcast: High-Frequency Trading–Wall Street Revolt or Distorted Hype?

The purpose of this webcast is to educate attendees about high-frequency trading (HFT) and help cut through some of the recent media frenzy and claims of “market rigging.” As with any complex topic, there are many perspectives and interests, often resulting in misconceptions, controversy, and finger pointing. And where there is alleged malfeasance there is often a litigious dispute.

The HFT ecosystem is far reaching and multifaceted; everyone from prop trading firms and institutional investors to exchanges and news providers may be party to a legal or regulatory inquiry or litigation.

This webcast will objectively discuss the evolution of market structure, advances in electronic trading, regulatory enforcement and legal action, and potential ramifications and readiness strategies.

What you will learn:

  • What is High Frequency Trading? Myth versus reality
  • Fundamentals of today’s technology driven financial markets
  • Difference between HFT, algorithmic trading, and prop trading
  • How big (and how profitable) is the industry? Who are the players?
  • Latest regulatory inquiries and legal disputes
  • Is HFT legal? Is it insider trading? What laws and regulations apply?
  • North America vs European and Asian markets
  • Looming regulatory/structural response and how prepared are you?

Please join Adam Warren, Managing Director of Duff & Phelps’ Dispute Consulting practice, and Janet M. Angstadt, Head of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s Chicago Financial Services practice, as they address these topics and answer your questions during this one-hour webcast.

To attend this webcast (the live version is scheduled for Friday, May 16, 2014, at 1 pm Eastern), please sign up below.