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Jan 24 2012 | 1:24pm ET
Man Group CEO Peter Clarke has thrown his weight behind the return of the "uptick rule," a short-selling restriction that he said could prevent sudden market crashes.
Clarke told the London School of Economics Alternative Investment Conference yesterday that the rule, first instituted during the Great Depression, abolished in 2007 and revived in part in 2010, could prevent high-frequency traders and quantitative programs from fueling "flash crashes" like that seen in 2010.
"From a personal perspective, reintroducing the uptick rule… would not be a particularly bad thing," he said. "You can only short when the previous trade was an uptick, which would stop some of the… quant strategies from becoming systemic in certain markets over the short term."
In 2010, the SEC revived a form of the rule, imposing the uptick requirement on stocks that drop 10% or more in a single day.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…