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Nov 26, 2019

Stepping out of the dark: The rise of dark pools

Darks pools are a major challenge for IR professionals – but it’s a challenge that’s only going to increase
The term dark pool – used to describe trading venues that provide alternatives to ‘lit’ national exchanges such as Nasdaq and the NYSE – suggests something shadowy and menacing. And yet in the US alone there are more than 40 SEC-approved alternative trading systems (the formal name for dark pools), and industry observers predict that a significant share of off-exchange trading occurs in these venues. Critics have suggested that dark pools lack the transparency of the traditional lit venues

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