Financial advisers, individual investors and other market participants won't ever be able to keep up with a system of ultra-high-speed trading, industry insiders said. "It's certainly not a fair fight when it's individuals versus supercomputers," said Bob Van Valzah, a participant in a panel discussion at the SIFMA Financial Services Technology Expo. "But the good news for everyone, including advisers, is that this all leads to more-efficient markets."

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