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High Frequency Trading : Market Manipulation and Systemic Risks from an EU Perspective

98 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2012 Last revised: 9 Feb 2017

Diego Leis

University of Zurich - Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut (School of Law)

Date Written: February 29, 2012

Abstract

High Frequency Trading is the topic of fierce discussion as the general functioning of financial markets has come under increased scrutiny in times of economic uncertainty. The purpose of this paper is to explain the emergence of High Frequency Trading and to address the problematic of market manipulation and of systemic risk from a regulatory perspective.

Keywords: High Frequency Trading, Market Manipulation, Flash Crash, MiFID 2.0

JEL Classification: K22, N20

Suggested Citation

Leis, Diego, High Frequency Trading : Market Manipulation and Systemic Risks from an EU Perspective (February 29, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2108344 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2108344

Diego Leis (Contact Author)

University of Zurich - Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut (School of Law) ( email )

74/27 Ramistrasse
Zurich, Zurich 8001
Switzerland

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