MarketsWiki Education is back for another year in New York, and this year’s lineup is as strong as ever.  Note: Registration for the New York event has closed. For more information about MarketsWiki Education, click HERE. To see a full list of past sessions, visit our YouTube channel.

Session 1, July 19, 1-2:30 pm, Nasdaq MarketSite

Adena Friedman, President and COO, Nasdaq
Identifying the Catalysts for Driving Long-Term Sustainability

  • Creating change comes faster when there is a catalyst to align the interests of competing constitutents
  • Exchanges are the trusted engines in the capital markets we serve as the vital connection between investors, companies and government entities
  • When it comes to sustainability, companies will be wise to make more bold choices and future business leaders will have the opportunity and responsibility to make those choices

A John Lothian & Co. Overview, by John J. Lothian, Founder and CEO

Bill Harts, CEO, Modern Markets Initiative
High Frequency Trading: How a Small Group of Traders Improved Markets for All

  • Before computers, humans were good intermediaries
  • The Wall Street technology transformation
  • The collapse of spreads and markups make trading cheaper and more efficient

Scott Feldman, Managing Director, ICAP Infinity
The Fintech Evolution

  • Can you prepare for a career in Fintech?
  • Driving innovation and change – it’s not all about new technology
  • Solving Capital Markets problems, not creating a new one

Kenny Polcari, Director of Equities, O’Neil Securities
Charting a Career

  • Trend lines, breakouts and key reversals
  • Entry points and exit strategies
  • You are defined by your next trade, not your last one

Bill Looney, Director of Global Client Services, CBOE
Developing the “Champions” Mindset: Key Attributes for Achieving Career Success and Fulfillment

  • SKILLSET – Defining “YOURS” and Understanding the “REQUIRED”
  • Staying Present – operating in the “NOW”
  • The “CHAMPIONS” Mindset Defined – “The Process”

Session 2, July 19, 3-4:30 pm, Nasdaq MarketSite

Gary A. DeWaal, Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman
The Purpose of Regulation

  • Overview of the regulators in the US derivatives markets; compare internationally
  • Distinction between laws and rules and who is in charge of which.
  • Discuss law and rule enforcement
  • Main purposes of regulation
  • Distinction between good and bad regulations, and the need for laws and rules to be flexible enough to address changing conditions

Kevin Wolf, Chief Business and Product Development Officer, Eris Exchange
Market Structure Change Presents Commercial Opportunity…If You’re Patient

  • Regulatory and Market Structure change presents huge commercial opportunities
  • Nimble entrepreneurial firms move faster than large, mature institutions and markets
  • The tipping point is always determined by the markets and the users; you need to be there when the market’s ready

John Rapa, President and CEO, Tellefsen and Co.
Is FinTech the Right Career Path for You?

  • Will it be an adventure, or like midnight in the garden of good and evil?
  • Markets are evolutionary, not (necessarily) revolutionary.. Is there a disconnect with FinTech visions?
  • What happens when things go horribly wrong? Is there a “Plan B”, does the reset button work?

Kristin Boggiano, Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners
The Changing Regulatory Landscape: Where are the Jobs

  • Dodd Frank and other international regulations
  • The need for specialists in operations, technology, risk management, compliance, and law
  • How to develop your career path

Justin Schack, Managing Director, Rosenblatt Securities
Making Modern Market Structure: How Things Got So Complex, and Why Investors are Better Off

  • It took a 20-year cycle of government actions, unintended consequences and private-sector behavior changes to get us here.
  • End investors like retail traders and retirement savers do far better under the current system.
  • Today’s multiple, interdependent layers of complexity carry a risk of negative unintended consequences that may leave investors worse off.



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