SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION17 CFR PART 242[Release No. 34-61358; File No. S7-02-10]RIN 3235-AK47Concept Release on Equity Market StructureAGENCY:
Securities and Exchange Commission.
Concept release; request for comments.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) is conducting a broadreview of the current equity market structure. The review includes an evaluation of equitymarket structure performance in recent years and an assessment of whether market structurerules have kept pace with, among other things, changes in trading technology and practices. Tohelp further its review, the Commission is publishing this concept release to invite publiccomment on a wide range of market structure issues, including high frequency trading, orderrouting, market data linkages, and undisplayed, or “dark,” liquidity. The Commission intends touse the public’s comments to help determine whether regulatory initiatives to improve thecurrent equity market structure are needed and, if so, the specific nature of such initiatives.
Comments should be received on or before
April 21, 2010.
Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:Electronic Comments:
Use the Commission’s Internet comment form(http://www.sec.gov/rules/proposed.shtml