Overview

SIFMA’s Equity Market Structure Conference gathers the industry’s leading experts to examine today’s equity markets and the evolving regulatory framework that guides them.

Join us at The Westin New York at Times Square on September 19 to discuss recommendations and actionable changes to enhance fairness, stability and transparency in the U.S. stock market.

Hear from participants as they address key priorities and issues including:

  • Transaction fee pilot
  • Market data transparency and pricing
  • New exchange launches
  • New disclosure requirements: Rule 606 and ATS-N
  • And more – view the program

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker Elad L. Roisman, Commissioner, SEC Elad L. Roisman Commissioner U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Brett Redfearn Brett Redfearn Director, Division of Trading and Markets U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

More speaker announcements coming soon!

Early bird rates available until August 16 – register now and save.

Equity Market Structure Conference

Date

September 19, 2019

Location

New York, NY

Pre-Conference Rates – Until 9/18/19

  • Member $1200
  • Non-Member $1450
  • Regulator $795

Overview

SIFMA’s Equity Market Structure Conference gathers the industry’s leading experts to examine today’s equity markets and the evolving regulatory framework that guides them.

Join us at The Westin New York at Times Square on September 19 to discuss recommendations and actionable changes to enhance fairness, stability and transparency in the U.S. stock market.

Hear from participants as they address key priorities and issues including:

  • Transaction fee pilot
  • Market data transparency and pricing
  • New exchange launches
  • New disclosure requirements: Rule 606 and ATS-N
  • And more – view the program

Keynote Speakers

More speaker announcements coming soon!

Early bird rates available until August 16 – register now and save.

Program

7:30am – 8:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:40am – 8:55am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:55am – 9:25am

Participants

Elad L. Roisman

9:25am – 10:25am

The MiFID II unbundling requirements have not only changed the landscape in Europe, but also have had a global impact on market participants.  This panel will discuss the U.S. impacts,…

The MiFID II unbundling requirements have not only changed the landscape in Europe, but also have had a global impact on market participants.  This panel will discuss the U.S. impacts, both on firms working with EU customers and potential adjustments in the U.S. regulatory structure.

Participants

Michael Masone, Joseph C. Gawronski, Nanette Buziak

Moderator

Michael Masone

Director, Equities, Markets & Securities Services

Citigroup

Michael Masone’s Biography

Panelists

Joseph C. Gawronski

Chief Operating Officer

Rosenblatt Securities Inc.

Joseph C. Gawronski’s Biography

Nanette Buziak

Managing Director, Head of Equity Trading

Voya Investment Management

Nanette Buziak’s Biography

10:25am – 10:55am

Networking Break

11:05am – 12:05pm

The equity markets remain intensely competitive, and trading venues are increasingly adopting new methods to attract order flow.  This panel will discuss some of those methods – including asymmetrical speedbumps,…

The equity markets remain intensely competitive, and trading venues are increasingly adopting new methods to attract order flow.  This panel will discuss some of those methods – including asymmetrical speedbumps, unprotected exchanges, retail priority, and displayed Alternative Trading Systems (ATS) – as well as potential regulatory impacts.

Participants

Gregg E. Berman, Ph.D., Robert L.D. Colby, Bryan Harkins, John Ramsay

Moderator

Gregg E. Berman, Ph.D.

Director of Market Analytics and Regulatory Structure

Citadel

Gregg E. Berman, Ph.D.’s Biography

Panelists

Robert L.D. Colby

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

FINRA

Robert L.D. Colby’s Biography

Bryan Harkins

Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Markets Division

Cboe Global Markets

Bryan Harkins’s Biography

John Ramsay

Chief Market Policy Officer, Equity Trading Platform

IEX Group, Inc.

John Ramsay’s Biography

12:05pm – 1:00pm

Networking Lunch

1:10pm – 2:10pm

This year will see several new entrants to the equities exchange community.  What will those exchanges bring to the market?  And how will the current exchanges react?  This panel includes…

This year will see several new entrants to the equities exchange community.  What will those exchanges bring to the market?  And how will the current exchanges react?  This panel includes representatives from the new exchanges and the incumbents who will discuss and consider the changing landscape.

Participants

Michael Blaugrund, Tal Cohen, Jonathan Kellner

Panelists

Michael Blaugrund

Head of Equities

New York Stock Exchange

Michael Blaugrund’s Biography

Tal Cohen

Executive Vice President and Head of North American Market Services

Nasdaq

Tal Cohen’s Biography

Jonathan Kellner

Chief Executive Officer

MEMX

Jonathan Kellner’s Biography

2:10pm – 2:40pm

Networking Break

2:50pm – 3:50pm

The SEC has adopted and implemented key regulatory initiatives in the last year, including new requirements for ATSs and the institutional disclosures under Rule 606.  This panel will examine how…

The SEC has adopted and implemented key regulatory initiatives in the last year, including new requirements for ATSs and the institutional disclosures under Rule 606.  This panel will examine how firms are implementing the new requirements and what might be next on the regulatory front.

Participants

Vlad Khandros, Timothy J. Mahoney, Mehmet Kinak, Annette Nazareth

Panelists

Vlad Khandros

Managing Director, Global Head of Market Structure and Liquidity Strategy

UBS

Vlad Khandros’s Biography

Timothy J. Mahoney

Chief Executive Officer

BIDS Trading, L.P.

Timothy J. Mahoney’s Biography

Mehmet Kinak

Global Head of Systematic Trading and Market Structure

T. Rowe Price

Mehmet Kinak’s Biography

Annette Nazareth

Partner, Financial Institutions

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Annette Nazareth’s Biography

3:50pm – 4:40pm

Participants

Brett Redfearn

Speaker

Brett Redfearn

Director, Division of Trading and Markets

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Brett Redfearn’s Biography

4:40pm – 5:45pm

Networking Reception

Venue

The Westin New York at Times Square

270 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

A coveted Midtown Manhattan location, savvy accommodations and thoughtful amenities combine to create an exceptional hotel experience at The Westin New York at Times Square.

Situated steps from NYC’s finest attractions – including Broadway, Grand Central Terminal, Central Park and more – our landmark hotel places you in the center of it all.

Picture of venue

Hotel Accommodations

Rates will start at $399 per night and are quoted exclusive of applicable room tax, applicable service/hotel-specific fees, or other miscellaneous taxes.

Please note that the group rates are good through Friday, August 23rd, 2019 but rooms are limited and only available on a first-come, first-served basis–they may sell out early! Once the block is sold out, the hotel’s market price applies regardless of the date booking.

Make sure to confirm all cancellation policies and forfeiture of deposits directly with the hotel when booking your reservation.

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Media

Media Inquiries
Contact Lindsay Gilbride at 202.962.7390.

Media Registration
Contact Evan Grogan at 212.313.1134.

Policy
View SIFMA’s official press policy.

Terms and Conditions

Code of Conduct
SIFMA meetings and events are intended to educate and engage our members and industry participants in thoughtful conversations. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. View our Code of Conduct and anonymous incident report form.

Substitutions
Conference registration substitutions are welcome. Email Lizzie Grimm with the following information and we will confirm the change: original registrant’s full name, substitute registrant’s full name, mailing address, title, phone and email.

Cancellations
Refunds will be granted for cancellations made three weeks prior to the start of the event. All cancellation requests are subject to a $100 processing fee and must be made in writing.