On behalf of BaFin we circulate the attached document “Information provided by BaFin on the German High-frequency Trading Act”. On 15 May 2013, the German High-frequency Trading Act (“Hochfrequenz-handelsgesetz”) that addresses measures and procedures to regulate algorithmic trading and high-frequency trading, has become effective.
The BaFin document contains further information on the German High-frequency Trading Act. BaFin has requested Eurex to disseminate the attached document to exchange members (direct participants) connected to the exchange system, and alongside has requested direct participants to further distribute the attached document to their known clients (indirect participants).
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