Claim That Hi-Freq Traders Engage in 'Opportunistic and Fleeting' Trading to be Dissected at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010 hosting professionals in the High-Frequency Trading, Proprietary Trading, Quantitative Trading, Algorithmic Trading, Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments worlds at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010, May 27th at Flatotel Hotel, in New York City

New York, NY, April 25, 2010 --( In a letter to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, TD Ameritrade claimed that "High-frequency traders engage in 'opportunistic and fleeting' trading that may make markets more volatile and are of little benefit to ordinary investors, according to one of the largest online brokers in the US." TD Ameritrade said the "significant and rapid increase" in high-frequency trading volume in US equity markets affected retail investors "in many ways, the majority of which are not to their benefit". This train of thought will be dissected at's High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010, "Innovating and Profiting from High-Frequency Trading in 2010 and Beyond" (, May 27th, 2010, at New York City's Flatotel Hotel.

The comments, which are likely to reignite controversy over the recent rise of high-frequency trading in US equity and derivative markets, were published in a recent Financial Times article. It continues: "TD Ameritrade's letter came in response to requests for public comment by the SEC as part of a sweeping review of US equity market structures, partly prompted by the inroads HFT has made into US markets. The SEC has said it wants to know whether these and other technological advances give traders an unfair advantage over longer-term investors. In an initial report in January, on which it asked for comment, the SEC said: 'Does the fact that professional traders will likely always be able to trade faster than long-term investors render the quality of these markets unfair for these investors?'"

High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010, "Innovating and Profiting from High-Frequency Trading in 2010 and Beyond" will provide attendees with the most up-to-date and enlightening overview of the present and future of High-Frequency Trading, discussing topics like access methods to venues, regulatory overview, technology key success factors, latency, co-location, proximity, fragmented market data, compliance and risk management. High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010 is produced by (, the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs, investors and diplomats, founded by former McKinsey consultant and Columbia Business School MBA Edgar Perez.

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