Australian dark pool rules shift liquidity back to the lit market

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The implementation of dark pool and market integrity rules by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Asic) last year has resulted in a significant decline in the number of trades executed off exchange on broker-dealer dark pools, say market participants. While dark pool flows have remained at around 25–30% of the total market flows, (28.1% according to the ASX's latest report on February 7), the Australian regulator had become increasingly concerned with flows driven by l

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