The 2022 Market Structure Week Debrief

Recently, SIFMA hosted our annual Listed Options Symposium and Equity Market Structure Conference. Across the two days, we gained insights into top-of-mind topics for market participants. Inside this note, we recap just some of what was seen and heard, including:

The Industry Outlook – industry & macro themes with pre-conference survey results, expect volatility to remain the same but markets to decrease; equities – discussing potential reform, retail auctions & interconnectedness of the six topics; options – growth in index (40%) & ETF (48%) products vs. single stock (-16%)

The Regulatory View – SEC agenda, market participants concerned over pace and amount of rulemaking; equity market structure reform, a look at how SEC economists analyze proposals; pre-conference survey & audience polling results, 93% of attendees do not believe the SEC should require retail auctions in equities

More on Market Themes – pre-conference survey results on ESG and crypto investing, no change in interesting in ESG/sustainable or crypto investing since the start of the year


SIFMA Insights
Katie Kolchin, CFA