The 14th Annual SIFMA Market Structure Conference convened on October 17th and featured insights from the industry's leading experts for navigating today's fast, highly-fragmented and complex markets and the regulatory framework that guides them. Topics discussed included, impact of debt ceiling debate on the markets, off-exchange trading venues; the benefits and challenges of electronic trading; identify the steps market participants should take to address the impact of systems issues; the role the SROs should play in today's market structure; tick sizes and more. All market participants benefited from greater insight into the current state-of-play in market structure and safe, efficient functioning of our financial system.
SIFMA's Randy Snook, Executive Vice President for Business Policies and Practices, welcomes attendees to the 14th annual Market Structure Conference and discusses how US markets are a great asset, as they are the most accessible and democratic in the world.
U.S. EQUITY MARKET STRUCTURE PANEL - Industry leaders discussed questions and concerns amid the calls for a holistic review of the U.S. equity market structure.
SEC Commissioner Gallagher discusses how the media coverage surrounding market glitches, gives the perception that the markets are wilder than they are during a live Q&A with CNBC's Bob Pisani – one of the day's most-pressing topics in Equity Market Structure.
THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC TRADING PANEL - This panel discussed the outlook of electronic trading industry with the continuously evolving marketplace.
SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES PAENL - The SEC's Gregg Berman moderated a panel of industry experts that considered the core questions of the market structure debate.
GLOBAL MARKET STRUCTURE INITIATIVES PANEL - This panel discussed the major international developments in market structure.
REGULATION IN TODAY'S AND TOMORROW'S MARKETS PANEL - This panel of legal and policy experts discussed recent regulatory developments and what the future holds.
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SEC Gallagher: glitches (and media coverage of them) give perception markets wilder than they are; holistic review can help #SIFMAmsc— SIFMA (@SIFMA) October 17, 2013
Participating in a live Q&A with @BobPisani at 10:30 on Equity Market Structure at SIFMA's market structure conference— Dan Gallagher SEC (@DanGallagherSEC) October 17, 2013