Senator Jack Reed: Market Disruptions Are "Wake Up Call" on HFT

Senator Jack Reed: Market Disruptions Are "Wake Up Call" on HFT Play

Sept. 20 (Bloomberg Law) -- Senator Jack Reed, Democrat from Rhode Island, talks to Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about an upcoming hearing in front of a subcommittee for the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on how high speed computerized trading impacts the broader economy. Senator Reed will chair the hearing which seeks to examine the role high frequency trading systems have played in recent market disruptions such as the so-called 'flash crash' from May 2010, the failed BATS Gloabal Markets IPO, problems with the Facebook IPO and recent glitches plaguing trading firm Knight Capital.

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