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The Big Board's Point Man: Improving Upstairs and Downstairs Technology

Traders Magazine, November 2000

Editorial Staff

Meet Louis (Lou)Pastina, a vice president at the New York Stock Exchange in charge of point of sale technology. His watch includes the Broker Booth Support System (BBSS), the NYSE's trading software that connects "upstairs" block traders with their counterparts on the floor. The NYSE, of late, has trumpeted its improvements and the growing acceptance of the BBSS' wireless handheld devices used by floor traders. But other, less ballyhooed features also deserve notice.

Peter Chapman of Traders Magazine caught up with Pastina.

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