SEC chairman reveals investigation into high-frequency traders

Mary Jo White says there are questions about ‘market integrity and structure issues’

When traders operate at a high-frequency pace, the potential for abuse quickly escalates. And now, according to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Mary Jo White, regulators are interested in finding out whether those rapid-fire traders are fully compliant with U.S. law.

At a House Appropriations subcommittee meeting, White testified on April 1 that the SEC has engaged in “a number” of investigations into high-frequency traders. According to her testimony, the SEC has questions about “market integrity and structure issues, including high-frequency traders.”

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