Electronic trading has increased liquidity and lowered trading costs, but is it also driving market volatility and stacking the deck against individual investors? Join us for a panel discussion including representatives from the Economist and ICAP.


“Global Perspective of Market Fundamentals: Electronic Trading, Volatility and Fairness” Panel Discussion at the Museum of American Finance in New York

📅6 April 2016
17:45 - 20:00 (2 hours 15 minutes)


👤Tom Easton, American Finance Editor, The Economist

👤Patrick McCarty, Managing Director (US Government Relations), ICAP

👤Bill Nichols, Senior Managing Director - Office of Business Development, Cantor Fitzgerald

👤Matt Trudeau, Head of Product, IEX

👤Dr Gbenga Ibikunle, Professor in Financial Markets and Programme Director for Energy Finance & Markets, University of Edinburgh Business School


With the financial industry, regulators, academics and investors focused on both the benefits and potential risks of electronic trading, Edinburgh University Business School, The Museum of American Finance and The American-Scottish Foundation have brought together an exceptional panel to provide perspective on the impact of electronic trading on global markets, investors and the economy.

At a time when many believe financial markets are increasingly disconnected from economic fundamentals and investment performance is based on who has the fastest computers and access to exchanges, the panel will discuss the importance of creating a level playing field for investors, fragmentation and distortions in markets, and the risk of accelerated volatility during periods of market stress.

Come and join us at the prestigious Museum of American Finance for an evening of lively debate and discussion. The panel discussion will be followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity to network.

This is a ticketed event. To avoid disappointment please register to attend the event.

Tickets priced at $25 with discounted ticket price of $10 for University of Edinburgh alumni (please contact Mette Friis for details), Museum of Finance Members and American Scottish Foundation Members. Students and Press are free.


Museum of American Finance
48 Wall St, New York, NY 10005, United States

Further information


👤 Mette Friis
📞 +44 (0)131 651 4214