Dark Pool Trading Increasing Amid Regulatory Concerns
There is still a great deal of secrecy surrounding dark pools and Alternative Trading Systems and the past year has seen a significant shift in the way they are viewed. Much of this change in per- ception can be attributed to two factors. The first was a book by Michael Lewis entitled “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt”, which claimed dark pools are manipulated by the large broker dealers to their own gain. The second was a lawsuit filed against Barclays, which operates one of the largest dark pools. The suit accused the firm of hiding from clients the extent of trading done via its dark pool with high-frequency traders.
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