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Japan: Regulatory Trends In Japan On High-Speed Algorithmic Trading

• by Mitsutoshi Uchida and Daisuke Niwa

The bill for amendment of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (the "Act") incorporating such policy is expected to be submitted to the Diet at the current ordinary session, which convened on January 20, 2017.


Based on the market situation of high-speed algorithmic trading and trends in Europe and the United States, the Report recommends developing various frameworks of rules in connection with high-speed algorithmic trading.

Introduction of Registration System & Various Measures

The Report first recommends introducing a registration system for investors who conduct high-speed algorithmic trading and, after imposing a duty to develop necessary systems and manage risks, developing the framework as shown below to enable the regulators to verify their actual trading conditions and strategies.

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