The predatory habits of high-frequency traders were disclosed in Michael Lewis’s best-selling book “Flash Boys”. (Photograph: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg)

Oeyvind Schanke, head of asset strategies at Norway’s $860 billion sovereign wealth fund, has worked out how to dodge traders in the US trying to prof(...)

German national team coach Joachim Löw (right) with (from left) general manager  Oliver Bierhoff, goalkeeper coach Andreas Koepke and coach assistant Thomas Schneider. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters.

The age of data analysis in football began in Swindon on the 18th of March, 1950, some time around a quarter to four in the afternoon. In the crowd at(...)

French economist Thomas Piketty has been nominated for the Financial Times’s 10th business book of the year. (Ed Alcock/The New York Times)

ANDREW HILL Two of this year’s most controversial books – Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century and Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys – will (...)

Dublin’s millionaires

One in every 40 people living in Dublin is a millionaire – at least in dollar terms – according to the latest wealth report from Spear’s, a UK financi(...)

Derry’s Patrick McEleney opens the scoring at the Brandywell. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Derry City 4, Aberystwyth Town 0 Derry City may have produced a stunning performance at the Brandywell last night when putting Aberystwyth Town to th(...)

 Jerome Kerviel arrives at a  Paris courthouse  accused of gambling tens of billions of euros  of Societe Generale’s money in outrageous secret trades that humiliated the French banking powerhouse and exposed a need for tighter risk controls. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP Photo

Sean Quinn’s €3.2 billion punt on Anglo-Irish Bank is unparalleled in Irish investment history, but ignominious blow-ups are nothing new in the financ(...)

The request to Virtu Financial comes as the firm attempts to go public, a process delayed after the March 31st publication of the  latest book by Michael Lewis (above) sparked unprecedented scrutiny of high-frequency traders.  Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Virtu Financial, a high-frequency trader trying to sell shares in an initial public offering, has grabbed the attention of New York’s attorney (...)

 Society is devoting an ever-growing share of its resources to financial wheeling and dealing, while getting little or nothing in return.

We’re giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing in return. Four years ago Chris Christie, the governor(...)

In “Flash Boys”, Michael Lewis argues that the US market is rigged in favour of high-frequency traders.

European legislators are poised to approve some of the toughest restrictions in the world on high-frequency trading, the first crackdown in th(...)

Fears that high-speed traders have been rigging the US stock market went mainstream last week thanks to allegations in a book by financial auth(...)