Latency, Order Protection, Co-Location and Fair Market Access in the Cloud

One of Reg NMS’ major tenets of Regulation NMS (Reg. NMS) is the Order Protection Rule (“OPR”), known as Rule 611. In essence, it requires that market participants adopt, maintain and enforce policies and procedures reasonably designed to avoid trading through a better priced quote published by another market center. As a practical matter, the rule [...]