Foresight: the future of computer trading in financial markets (2012). Final project report.

Beddington, Sir John, Furse, Dame Clara and Clark MP, Greg (2012) Foresight: the future of computer trading in financial markets (2012). Final project report. Project Report. The Government Office for Science, London.


A new two-year Foresight study The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets - An International Perspective, sheds new light on technological advances which have transformed market structures in recent years. It assembles and analyses evidence on the effect of HFT on financial markets looking out to 2022.The aim of this project is to make a significant contribution to the challenges computer-based trading brings in the coming years and capitalise on the opportunities it has to offer.

The independent and international study has involved 150 leading experts from more 20 countries to provide the best possible analysis on computer trading to date. Sponsored by Her Majesty's Treasury, the project was led by the Government Office for Science under the direction of the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Sir John Beddington. It has involved leading experts in the field and explores how computer generated trading in financial markets will evolve over the next 10 years.A High Level Stakeholder Group, comprised of senior individuals from relevant institutions, provided strategic oversight for the project and advised on the key issues to be addressed. It was chaired by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Greg Clark MP.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subject(s): Taxation
Centre: Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2012 16:31
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:07

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