WSJ: Virtu puts IPO on hold

|About: Virtu Financial, Inc. (VIRT)|By:, SA News Editor

Virtu Financial (VIRT) has suspended its IPO plans amid market volatility and controversy about high-speed trading (HFT) firms after Michael Lewis accused them of rigging the market in a new book, the WSJ reports.

Virtu's move also comes as regulatory scrutiny on HFT increases, with the SEC, FBI, and the state of New York investigating the sector. Virtu has received a letter from the latter's Attorney General's office asking for information about its trading operations

Virtu had intended to raise over $200M in its IPO at a market cap of about $3B and hoped its shares would debut by mid-April.