Thursday, Oct. 13
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Interview: Dan Gallagher, Chief Legal Officer, Robinhood and Steve Quirk, Chief Brokerage Officer, Robinhood
Moderator: Jamie Selway, Sophron Advisors
Hear from Dan Gallagher, former SEC Commissioner who now serves as Chief Legal Officer for Robinhood and Steve Quirk as they discuss Robinhood’s vision of further democratizing investing and some of the controversial topics surrounding the firm such as payment for order flow, gamification, cryptocurrency and more.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Interview: Robert Cook, President & CEO, FINRA
Moderator: Cass Sanford, OTC Markets Group
Robert W. Cook is President and CEO of FINRA and Chairman of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Cook served as the Director of the Division of Trading and Markets of the SEC. Mr. Cook will speak to FINRA's regulatory agenda and describe areas where FINRA is seeking industry input.
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
The Evolutions of Digital Assets & Crypto: Part I
Panelists: Dmitri Galinov, 24Exchange, Brian Mulcahy, StoneX Digital and Craig Salm, Grayscale
Moderator: Jeff Bell, Eventus Systems
Senior executives will outline the market structure similarities and differences between digital assets versus equities, options and FX. Panelists will also share their opinions on the current state of the digital asset market and the forces that will influence the evolution of its market structure, regulation and place in the financial ecosystem.
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Listed Options: A Time to Reexamine
Panelists: Anthony Denier, WeBull, Stino Milito, DASH Financial Technologies and Erik Swanson, Simplex Trading
Moderator: Geralyn Endo, MEMX
The increase of options trading by retail investors has led to a regulatory spotlight on this asset class. Additionally, there are some market participants calling for a review of and possible updates to certain longstanding practices with regards to market structure. This panel will provide a holistic view of listed options market structure and the investor experience.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Interview: Ed Tilly, Chairman/CEO, Cboe Global Markets
Moderator: Julie Bauer, OCC
Ed Tilly is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Cboe Global Markets, Inc., a leading provider of global market infrastructure and tradable products. Under Mr. Tilly's leadership, Cboe has continued defining markets and expanded its role as a market leader, providing cutting-edge trading, clearing and investment solutions to market participants worldwide.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Interview: Haoxiang Zhu, Director, Division of Trading & Markets, SEC
Moderator: Sapna Patel, Morgan Stanley
Haoxiang Zhu is Director, Division of Trading & Markets at the SEC. Mr. Zhu also serves as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Finance Department Editor at Management Science, and Associate Editor at the Journal of Finance. He earned a BA in mathematics and computer science from the University of Oxford and a PhD in finance from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Panelists: Ashley Banfield, Fidelity Investments, Bojan Petrovich, J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Tammy Wiggs, T. Rowe Price
Moderator: Geoff Bernard, KeyBanc Capital Markets
A panel of senior executives from some of the largest asset managers in North America will provide insights into the forces driving decisions on accessing liquidity and achieving operational efficiency.
2:15 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Outsourced & Supplementary Trading in a Post-Pandemic World
Panelists: Matt Krebs, CAPIS, Timothy O'Halloran, Tourmaline and
Jonathan Slavin, UBS
Recent surveys show that more than one-third of asset managers see outsourcing or supplementary trading relationships as a means to achieve operational efficiencies and a strategy to address the ever changing regulatory and competitive forces. The rise of outsourced trading firms, the evolution of the offering (including the expansion into supplemental trading), the types of firms offering outsourced trading, and the factors driving success (or failure) of an outsourced trading relationship will be discussed.
2:55 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Electronic Trading; Responding to Competitive & Regulatory Forces
Bob Cioffi, ION, Troy Draizen, JonesTrading, Rob Maher, Bank of America Securities and Dave Mechner, Pragma LLC
Moderator: Jessica D'Alton, UBS
The growing evolution in technology is creating innovations for electronic trading across all asset classes. The ability to trade 24/7 cross-border requires overcoming not just legacy systems, but also legacy mindsets. Panelists will offer their views and visions on the future of electronic trading and the catalysts that will drive it.
3:35 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Alternative Trading Systems, "ATS's": Innovation on Display
Panelists: TR Lazo, BIDS Trading, Armando Diaz, PureStream and
Roman Ginis, IntelligentCross
Moderator: Anna Ziotis Kurzok, Jefferies
The mix of consolidation and new entrants regarding ATS's is an indicator of the valuable role they play in our marketplace. This panel will address the considerable innovation and recent regulatory actions around ATS's used in equity markets and how these forces will impact their role in the future.
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exchange Differentiation: The Competitive Battleground Shifts
Panelists: Rizwan Awan, TMX Group, Adrian Griffiths, MEMX,
Adam Inzirillo, Cboe Global Markets and Clare Saperstein, NYSE
Exchange competition is no longer just about price, speed and liquidity. Exchange representatives will explain how the differentiation between exchange offerings continues to grow with the introduction of new products and services such as order types, retail liquidity programs, multi-asset trading and more.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dinner & Entertainment
Comedian Pat McGann