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HFT Turning to Multi Asset Class Investment
Strategies at High-Frequency Trading Leaders
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(January 28, 2013, New York) High frequency traders deploy sophisticated computer programs and
algorithms to hunt for temporary pricing differences across markets, completing trades in a fraction of a
second. However, as equity markets remain stubbornly flat and volatility rests at pre-crisis lows, high
frequency trading firms have begun to reinvent themselves.
Now speed traders are turning to new asset classes as a means of finding pricing inefficiencies that can
yield high returns, theme that will be covered at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013
(http://www.High-Frequency-Trading-Conference.com) London (March 21), New York City (May 30)
and Chicago (October 8), forums that will bring the most up-to-date review of where this ever-changing
industry stands and is going through an inspiring keynote speeches and thought-provoking panels with
leaders in the field.
HFT firms had until now focused on the equities markets, where arbitrage opportunities had been easy to
come by. However, declining levels of liquidity in equity markets in the US and Europe have led firms to
focus more heavily on cross-asset class trading opportunities to boost profits. Speed traders were attracted
by the possibility of exploiting the increase in asset correlation, whereby the prices of different types of
listed asset across different markets are correlated to one another. Understanding when and how
instruments respond to market events allows traders to access profitable opportunities that are less
obvious to slower firms.
The dearth of volatility in the equities markets is just one driver of this interest in new asset classes.
Regulation is also playing a part. The European Commission’s review of the markets in financial
instruments directive, introduced in 2007 and now being updated, will widen in scope to include the
fixed-income, over-the-counter derivatives and foreign exchange markets, with the aim of increasing
transparency and furthering opportunities for a wider variety of asset classes to be traded electronically.
Added to this is the greater capacity for the firms to trade across different markets and asset classes as
financial markets become more electronic and interconnected.
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Tactical Insights for Investors, Speed Traders, Brokers and Exchanges" will bring insights for investors
and speed traders, who need to protect and refine their competitive advantage in a world dominated by
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