As Criminal Charges Await HFT Players, Supreme Court Challenge Looms

HFA Padded
Mark Melin
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When David McGill and Benjamin Sauter look at recent high-frequency trading (HFT) criminal convictions, they don’t see it as a one-off event: this is a trend where a delicate turning up of the hot temperature on white collar crime in a specific “Wall Street” niche. McGill and Sauter, complex litigation lawyers at Kobre & Kim, see apparent criminal activity memorialized in traceable chat messages in the most recent case and scratch their head at the complexity and shake their head.  As they prepare to fight in US Supreme Court over the first criminal HFT conviction, they look at what is...

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HFA Padded

Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.