STANY Convenes Conference at NYSE on April 19


Look out Big Apple, the industry’s biggest and brightest are getting ready to meet up and examine all things trading and market structure.

The Security Traders Association of New York (STANY) will hold its 82nd annual conference on April 19th from 7:30 am to 9 pm at the New York Stock Exchange.

The confab is the affiliate’s premier event which features thought provoking panels and speakers, opportunities to network and make meaningful business connections in the securities and financial services industry and a charity component. STANY offers a full day of content kicked off by its Women in Finance supported breakfast and culminating in a party on the floor of the historic exchange featuring music from Raw Sugar.

Unlike events prior, this event is closed to the media except for the evening reception.

Also, STANY continues its philanthropic mission – this year focusing on Cody Strong for a Cure. This charity  is a registered 501 (c) (3) charitable organization founded by Bill Cody (Cboe) and his family after his son Will was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2016. Their mission is to support and improve the lives of children battling pediatric cancer and drive research for a cure.  All money raised by STANY will go to support children with cancer and their families, and fund pediatric cancer research.

For more information visit: https://codystrongforacure.com/


Here is a listing of the day’s events and confirmed speakers:

Commissioner Kara Stein, US Securities & Exchange Commission

Fireside Chat with Stacey Cunningham, Chief Operating Officer, NYSE Group

Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Industry – Sue Herera, CNBC Breaking News Anchor and “Nightly Business Report” Co-Anchor Fireside Chat with Dominic Chu, CNBC Markets Reporter

Thursday, April 19

 9:20-10:00 a.m.

Catalysts for Change in Fixed Income Market Structure and Market Making

Moderator, Kevin McPartland, Managing Director, Market Structure and Technology Research, Greenwich Associates

Ted Bragg, VP-Head of US Treasuries, Nasdaq

Dominic Holland, Head of Fixed Income Electronic Markets, BNY Mellon

Michael Noto, Managing Director – Markets Product and Platform – Electronic Market Structure, Barclays

Nicola White, Managing Director, Global COO FICC, Citadel Securities


10:00-10:40 a.m.

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Rina Singh, Phd, Co-founder and COO, Truechain

Matthew Comstock, Esq. Partner, Murphy & McGonigle

Julian Jacobson, Co-Founder, President and COO, Fundamental Interactions Inc.

Ron Quaranta, Chairman, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

David Weisberger, Co-founder and CEO, Coinroutes


11:00-11:40 a.m.

All Things Data- Big Data, AI, Machine Learning and more!

Moderator, Michael O’Hara, Global Account Director, ITRS

Khody Azmoon, Vice President, Electronic Trading, Cowen

Michael Friedman, Esq., General Counsel Chief Compliance Officer, Trillium

Conor Twomey, Managing Director, KX North America


11:40-12:20 p.m.

Keynote Address – Brett Redfearn, Director, Division of Trading and Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission


12:20-12:40 p.m.

Washington Update

David Franasiak, Esq., Principal, Williams & Jensen


1:40-2:20 p.m.

Regulatory Panel

Moderator, Scott Schirick, Esq.,Litigation Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP

Mary Jeanette Dee, Esq. Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Hope Jarkowski, Co-head of Government Affairs, NYSE

Gene DeMaio, Senior Vice President, FINRA

John Malitzis, Chief Surveillance Officer & Deputy General Counsel, Citadel Securities


2:20-3:00 p.m.

Options Panel

Moderator, J. Slade Winchester, Director, Citigroup Derivatives Markets, Inc.

David Dooman, Managing Director, Head of Business Development, Dash Financial

Lon Parisi, Director, Global Equity Derivatives Strategy Group, Deutsche Bank


3:00-3:40 p.m.

Electronic Market Making and the New Liquidity Landscape

Moderator, Joseph Mecane, Head of Execution Services, Citadel Securities

Ana Avramovic, Director, Market Structure Strategy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Tara Muller, Head of Off-Exchange Liquidity, Virtu Financial

Joe Wald, CEO, Clearpool Group

Sam Yudelvoitch, Director, Electronic Equity Trading, IMC Financial Markets


3:40-4:00 p.m.

Keynote – Josh Brown, CEO, Ritholtz Wealth Management


4:10-5:10 p.m.

Exchange Panel

Moderator, Keith Casuccio, Managing Director, US Electronic Trading Sales, Goldman Sachs

Michael Blaugrund, CFA, Head of Equities, NYSE

Tal Cohen, Senior Vice President, North American Equities, Nasdaq

Cromwell Coulson, President & CEO, OTC Markets Group

Bryan Harkins, Executive Vice President, Head of US Markets & Global FX, Cboe Global Group

Kevin Sampson, President, Equity Trading, TMX Group


5:10-5:30 p.m.

Award for Lifetime Achievement and Dedication to STANY presented R. Cromwell Coulson, President & CEO, OTC Markets Group

Fireside chat with Bob Pisani, CNBC “On-air Stocks” Editor





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