Category: Trading Views Podcast

Episode 14 of STA Trading Views features an interview with Joe Schifano, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs at Eventus.

Our discussion touches on several topics in the fast-growing world of digital asset regulation, including the December House and Senate hearings on the asset class, the unique nature of digital asset surveillance and more.

Episode 13 of STA Trading Views features an interview with SEC Commissioner Caroline A. Crenshaw. Our discussion focuses mainly on Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) and the SEC’s “all agency approach” on this topic as investor demand for climate and other ESG information soars.

We also discuss Commissioner Crenshaw’s experience as a captain in the United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corp, or JAG Corp, and hear her thoughts on the recent GameStop market events. 

For the latest episode of STA Trading Views, STA President and CEO Jim Toes sat down with SEC Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw to discuss her thoughts and interests on ESG and related risks, as well as steps the SEC is taking to protect and inform investors as demand for ESG information continues to increase.

In advance of the forthcoming SEC report on January’s GameStop debacle, Commissioner Crenshaw, while unable to discuss the specifics of the report at this time, noted her key takeaways. Additionally, She also pointed to the big-picture questions she believes should be asked in the wake of GameStop, including how retail trading applications fit into the existing regulatory framework.

Episode 12 of STA Trading Views features an interview with Cheryl Nash, CEO of Financial Supermarkets. Our conversation includes discussion on achieving financial wellness, and how the success of new investing apps is an indication of a strong demand for new technology in the wealth advisory space. We also cover a topic that is passionate to Cheryl, which is the value-add of diversity and inclusion in the wealth management space and the opportunities for diversity candidates.

Episode 11 of STA Trading Views features an interview with Bryan Harkins, President at BIDS Trading, and Mehmet Kinak, Global Head of Systematic Trading and Market Structure at T. Rowe Price. Our conversation includes discussion of the state of the exchange and ETF landscape, the buy vs. build quandary and Cboe’s recent acquisition of BIDS Trading.
Bryan Harkins is President of BIDS Trading L.P., where he oversees the operation and strategic direction of BIDS Trading and is leading the business in its expansion into new asset classes and geographies. Mehmet Kinak is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc, where his primary focus is electronic and program trading, market structure analysis, and transaction cost analysis.