How does high frequency trading influence equity valuation?

  • Author:
    Geoff Robinson
  • Level:
    Intermediate to Advanced
  • Study time:
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Course overview
In the swiftly changing arena of modern financial markets, high-frequency trading (HFT) has emerged as a pivotal force, reshaping the dynamics of equity transactions through the prowess of cutting-edge technology and rapid data transfer.

As HFT practices flourish, becoming increasingly integral to the fabric of market operations, a crucial inquiry has surfaced regarding their influence on the foundational aspect of the markets—equity valuation. Though extensive research has been dedicated to understanding HFT's effects on market liquidity and volatility, the intricate relationship between HFT and the valuation of equities remains less explored, prompting a need for meticulous investigation.

This research note aims to delve into the nuances of this relationship, analyzing how the high-velocity trading environment fostered by HFT could be altering the traditional mechanisms by which equities are valued.

What's included?

  • Fundamental research written by Geoff Robinson
  • Analyst-curated insights
  • Embedded podcasts
  • Embedded videos
  • Downloadable models, where applicable

Who should read this?

This research note is crucial for financial professionals, including investors, traders, and analysts, who must comprehend the valuation shifts in a market influenced by HFT. It is equally important for regulators and policymakers shaping market rules, as well as academics and students dissecting the intersection of trading technology and financial theory. Technology developers creating trading algorithms will also find the content beneficial to align their innovations with market realities.


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Geoff Robinson FCA FMVA MFM

Thought leader, instructor, writer, financial influencer, Former UBS Managing Director and 8x #1 ranked analysts EMEA Institutional Investor Survey
Geoff has had a varied career. He was a Managing Director within UBS Equity Research, leading their Global Fundamental Analytics franchise. During this time, he was #1, ranked 8x in the EMEA Institutional Investor Survey. Before UBS, he was a material equity investor and LBO co-investor in two market exited training consultancies. Geoff has a passion for learning and is well-known for his ability to break down complex subject matter and distil it to an audience in a digestible and engaging manner. He brings this passion to