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Over the years, the world financial system has experienced a widening of equity trading venues, among which dark pools have rapidly grown in popularity among the American & European countries. The market share of dark pool in the U.S. has grown from 7.51% in 2008 to 16.57% in 2016. They are a growing presence in stock trading now representing at least one-eighth and possibly much more, of all stock trading volume in U.S. Dark pools are private exchange forum for trading large block of securities. They are frequently considered part of an alpha protection strategy for Asset management and alternate Investment firms.

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