This is a treatment of the effects of increased transparency on financial markets: an important and highly controversial issue for both traders and regulators. Focusing on three main themes - market transparency, the consolidation-fragmentation of trading systems and the scope of regulation (i.e. which markets, and which traders within those markets, should be subject to regulation) - the book highlights the importance of these issues to all markets throughout the world. The book draws on research from eight UK-based investment exchanges, Deutsche Borse in Frankfurt and documentary evidence from the US markets and their regulators, enabling the identification and documentation of the current situation and consideration of what fresh regulatory approaches are required for this new and fast evolving situation.
JOHN BOARD is Reader in Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics and a member of the Financial Markets Group. - CHARLES SUTCLIFFE is Professor of Finance and Accounting at the University of Southampton. - STEPHEN WELLS is a Researcher at the Financial Markets Group of the London School of Economics. He was formerly chief economist of the London Stock Exchange.