FINRA processes a peak volume of 600 billion transactions every day to detect potential abuses, making us one of the largest data processors in the world.
Our technologies run hundreds of surveillance algorithms and patterns against massive amounts of trade data to uncover market manipulation, insider trading and other methods that firms or individuals might employ to gain an unfair advantage in the stock and bond markets.
FINRA's technology is vital to protecting investors—it has become a key component of our ability to:
- effectively regulate more than 3,400 broker-dealer firms and nearly 620,000 registered persons
- accurately monitor the U.S. equities markets
- quickly detect potential fraud
- keep investors informed through tools like BrokerCheck