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A worker holds splayed fibres of a fibre-optic cable used in the high-speed transmission of data.
A worker holds splayed fibres of a fibre-optic cable used in the high-speed transmission of data.
(HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/Reuters)

IIROC expands study of high-frequency trading impact

Canada’s brokerage industry regulator is nearing the end of its high-frequency trading (HFT) study, assigning two research groups to measure the effect of these trades on the market.

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has assembled two groups of professors with international HFT experience to look into this hot topic. This move follows its 2012 report on the activity of traders, analyzing the activities of those who use technology to buy and sell shares in milliseconds.