"Global Perspective of Market Fundamentals: Electronic Trading, Volatility & Fairness" Panel Discussion

Evening Lecture Series


Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Electronic trading has increased liquidity and lowered trading costs, but is it also driving market volatility and stacking the deck against individual investors? With the financial industry, regulators, academics and investors focused on the benefits and potential risks of electronic trading, the Museum of American Finance, the University of Edinburgh Business School and the American-Scottish Foundation have brought together an exceptional panel to provide perspective on the impact of electronic trading on global markets, investors and the economy.

At a time when many believe financial markets are increasingly disconnected from economic fundamentals and investment performance is based on who has the fastest computers and access to exchanges, the panel will discuss the importance of creating a level playing field for investors, fragmentation and distortions in markets, and the risk of accelerated volatility during periods of market stress.

Tom Easton (moderator), American Finance Editor, The Economist

Dr. Gbenga Ibikunle, Program Director, MSc Energy Finance & Markets, and Assistant Professor of Financial Markets, University of Edinburgh Business School

Patrick McCarty, Managing Director, US Government Relations, ICAP

Bill Nichols, SMD – Office of Business Development, Cantor Fitzgerald

Matt Trudeau, Head of Product, IEX

Panel discussion followed by Q&A and reception. General admission $25; MoAF members, ASF members and University of Edinburgh alumni $10; students and press FREE. Reservations are required.