Chicago Fed official calls out CFTC, SEC over HFT regulation

“You cannot have 80% of the market being just HFT,” says Ranjan

Chicago is home to the three biggest non-bank firms on BrokerTec

US markets regulators are not doing enough to oversee high-frequency traders (HFTs), a policy adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said on October 1.

Rajeev Ranjan, a member of the economic research department at the Chicago Federal Reserve, said the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission were lagging behind their European counterparts in policing the risk of HFTs.

"The CFTC and the SEC have not clamped down with heavy regulations on HFTs to

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