2023 Conference

90th Annual Market Structure Conference:
The Next Era

October 11-13, 2023

JW Marriott Washington DC

Within the halls of the SEC’s headquarters and throughout financial services, change is in the air. From significant reforms to equity market structure to new challenges and regulatory priorities surrounding digital assets, our industry is facing key questions that may define its future for years to come.

Join us this October as we enter The Next Era!

See Our Current Agenda

Wednesday, Oct. 11

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
STA Retail Advisory Committee Meeting & Listed Options Market Structure Working Group Meeting

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
STA Listed Options Committee Meeting & STA ETF Committee Meeting

(All Committee Meetings are Invitation-Only)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2023 Woman Mentor of the Year Award Ceremony
Eva Walsh, Managing Director, Equity Trading, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

8th Annual STA Women in Finance SymposiumSponsored by Liquidnet (AT CAPACITY)
Tracy Caliendo, Managing Director, Head of Global Commission Management and Hedge Fund Services, Bank of America Securities

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
General Conference Welcome Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Welcome Remarks
Ryan Kwiatkowski, StoneX, 2023 STA Chair of the Board
Rep. Ann Wagner (MO), Chair, United States House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets *NEW* (Pre-recorded)

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Interview: Kathryn Rooney Vera, Chief Market Strategist, StoneX
Moderator: Bob Pisani, Senior Markets Correspondent, CNBC

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Fireside: Rostin Behnam, Chairman, CFTC
Moderator: Hope Jarkowski, General Counsel, NYSE

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
The ETF Perspective
Eric Pollackov, Global Head of ETF Capital Markets, Invesco, Giang Bui, Head of U.S. Equities & ETPs, Nasdaq, Reggie Browne, Principal, GTS, Adam Gould, Global Head of Equities, Tradeweb
As one of the industry’s most robust asset classes, ETFs grow in complexity each day – hear from a cross-section of market participants crucial to the ETF lifecycle.

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Harmonizing On- and Off-Exchange Trading
Joe Mecane, Head of Execution Services, Citadel Securities, Adam Inzirillo, Head of North American Equities, Cboe, Joe Wald, Managing Director, Co-Head of Electronic Trading BMO Capital Markets, Ana Avramovic, Americas Market Structure, Bank of America
A panel of industry leaders will discuss their views on the SEC’s equity market structure proposals that seek to increase competition between exchanges and broker-dealers and improve overall market quality.

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Presentation of Dictum Meum Pactum Award
2023 Recipient: Bryan Harkins, Rock Advisory

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Interview: Dan Gallagher, Chief Legal, Compliance and Corporate Affairs Officer, Robinhood
Moderator: Matt Andresen, Co-Founder and CEO, Headlands Technology
Former SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher will discuss Robinhood’s vision to further democratize investing and dive into topics like payment for order flow, gamification, cryptocurrency and more. 

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception (Followed by free evening)

Thursday, Oct. 12

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Morning Yoga

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Affiliate Board Members Appreciation Breakfast (Affiliate Board Members Only)

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
General Conference Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Interview: Tal Cohen, President, Market Platforms, Nasdaq
Moderator: Justin Schack, Managing Director, Rosenblatt Securities
Hear from Nasdaq’s Tal Cohen on his vision for the financial services industry. Topics will include the move toward cloud computing, the use of artificial intelligence and proposed market reforms.

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. *NEW*
New Trends in Listed Options
Arianne Adams, SVP, Head of Derivatives and Global Client Services, Cboe Global Markets, Paul Jiganti, Managing Director of Business Development, IMC
Moderator: Tommy Martin, Co-Head of Options Business, DASH Financial Technologies
The increase in options trading by retail and institutional investors has led to a regulatory spotlight on this asset class, with some market participants calling for a review of and possible updates to certain longstanding market structure practices. This panel will provide a holistic view of listed options market structure and the investor experience.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Interview: Hester Peirce, Commissioner, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Moderator: Jonathan Kellner, CEO, MEMX
Hester M. Peirce was appointed to the SEC by President Trump and sworn in January 2018. Commissioner Peirce is one of the most vocal proponents of crypto at the federal level in the U.S. and has worked in a wide range of roles analyzing and making financial regulation prior to joining the SEC.

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Fireside: A Buy Side Guide to Navigating the SEC
Dalia Blass, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell & Mehmet Kinak, Global Head of Systemic Trading & Market Structure, T. Rowe Price
Moderator: Kimberly Russell, Vice President, State Street Global Advisors
Experts will share their views on the SEC’s regulatory agenda as it impacts the asset management industry.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fireside: Every Last Detail: Achieving Efficiency in Asset Management
Mark Govoni, CEO, Liquidnet & Frank Loughlin, Global Head of Execution Services, AllianceBernstein
This fireside will provide insight into the decisions asset managers face in accessing liquidity and achieving operational efficiency.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Inside the Market Structure

Fireside: Brian Nigito, Senior Technologist, Jane Street & Adam Nunes, Business Development, Hudson River Trading
Moderator: Jon Herrick, Head of Markets, NYSE
This conversation will focus on key aspects of market structure evolution for both equities and options in the post-Reg NMS era.

2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Fireside: FINRA: Protecting & Ensuring the Integrity of Markets
Stephanie Dumont, 
Executive Vice President, Market Regulation and Transparency Services & Steve Randich, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Moderator: Dan Zinn, General Counsel, OTC Markets Group
During this special fireside, we will hear updates on key FINRA initiatives and trends in the self-regulatory environment.

2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
24-Hour Trading: The Elephant in the Room?
Bryan Hyndman, President and COO, Blue Ocean Technologies, Steve Quirk, Chief Brokerage Officer, Robinhood, Jason Wallach, Head of Capital Markets, Apex Clearing Corporation
Overnight trading in the U.S. has been growing significantly throughout 2023, despite a generally cold response from the broader industry. While many believe this trend will continue, there are still doubts that the demand is broad and deep enough for traditional players to adjust their response.

3:10 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Retail Investing: One Size Does Not Fit All
Mark Davies, CEO, S3, Tom Hochleutner, Clear Street
The impact of retail investors, both self-directed and traditional, on our market structure continues to surge beyond expectations. Hear how firms are working to access liquidity on behalf of retail clients while providing access to new asset classes and achieving best execution.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Speaker TBD

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Networking Reception

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner & Entertainment
Comedian Tom Cotter

Friday, Oct. 13

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Run/Walk around DC National Mall
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – General Session
11:15 a.m. – Gran and Go Lunch

*All times EDT. Times and events subject to change.

Featured Speakers – More to Come!

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