UK offers unlimited dark trading on lost EU stocks

FCA gives London dark pools an edge over EU rivals, but will fund managers use it?

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FCA: eased limits on trading in dark pools
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UK regulators are allowing banks and trading venues to carry out almost unlimited dark trading in the shares of companies with primary listings in the European Union, as conversations with suggest many fund managers have yet to wake up to the implications of the move.

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority used a regulatory update published on December 16 to ease limits on trading in dark pools, which allow big asset managers and other market participants to execute large orders without

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