Important People in Flash Boys

Michael Lewis
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Brad Katsuyama

Brad Katsuyama is the first to recognize the problems associated with HFT and the man who led the charge in reforming the market. Brad is an unusual character because he is a product of Wall Street who has retained his moral principles. Wall Street culture is highly competitive. When an opportunity to profit arises, one learns to simply embrace the opportunity without moral consideration. For Wall Street, the opportunity provided by HFT is no different. This latest technology has equipped traders with the ability to intercept an investment with legal justification. Brad, however, can’t escape the injustice perpetrated by this new system, and he works to change it. Lewis claims that even though Brad has devoted his career to dismantling market inequalities, he is no radical. Brad prefers just to be part of the team and not to stand out. This is perhaps the greatest...

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