22 June 2016 at 23:55 GMT
Stock markets globally have seen increased fragmentation in recent times as investors seek lower transaction costs, faster execution time of trades and fairer prices. Vinay Patel writes now a startup backed by US entrepreneur Eric Ries and some Silicon Valley supporters have initiated talks with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a new type of trading venue, dubbed the Long-Term Stock Exchange (LTSE). But could the plan create more problems than it solves by taking aim at high-frequency traders?
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