Commentary

David Weisberger
Traders Magazine Online News

Stop the BS & Promote Real Transparency!

In this shared blog, David Weisberger says a recent WSJ article is wrong and that traders do need to purchase faster and more comprehensive market data to avoid being fined for violating "Best Execution" obligations.

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Speaker Bios

Colonel Jack Jacobs

Jack Jacobs entered the U.S. Army in 1966 as a Second Lieutenant through the ROTC program. He served as a platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne Division, executive officer of an infantry battalion in the 7th Infantry Division, and commanded the 4th Battalion 10th Infantry in Panama. He was in Vietnam twice, both times as an advisor to Vietnamese infantry battalions, and he is among the most highly decorated soldiers from that era, having earned three Bronze Stars, two Silver Stars and the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest combat decoration. Jacobs retired as a Colonel in 1987. He was a founder and Chief Operating Officer of AutoFinance Group Inc, one of the firms to pioneer the securitization of debt instruments; the firm was subsequently sold to Key Bank. He was a Managing Director of Bankers Trust, where he ran foreign exchange options worldwide and was a partner in the institutional hedge fund business. He retired in 1996 to pursue investments.

Rick Ketchum, CEO & President, FINRA

Prior to becoming CEO of FINRA, Mr. Ketchum was CEO of NYSE Regulation from March 2006 to
March 2009. He served as the first chief regulatory officer of the New York Stock Exchange, a position he began in March 2004. From June 2003 to March 2004, Mr. Ketchum was General Counsel of the Corporate and Investment Bank of Citigroup Inc., and a member of the unit’s planning group, Business Practices Committee and Risk Management Committee.  Previously, he spent 12 years at NASD and The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., where he served as president of both organizations. Prior to working at NASD and NASDAQ, Mr. Ketchum was at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for 14 years, with eight of those years as director of the division of Market Regulation.

Chris Mirabile, The Hotlist.com


Chris Mirabile is a co-Founder and CEO of the geosocial networking technology, Hotlist. Mirabile, a graduate of New York University Stern School of Business, was the youngest entrant to win the NYU Stern Business Plan Competition, from which Hotlist.com was launched, and is now a guest lecturer there. After more than 700,000 nominations for 25 categories, Mirabile was considered one of the top five Entrepreneurs of The Year at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, as part of the 2010 Mashable Awards.

Chris Nagy,TD Ameritrade

Managing Director of Order Routing Strategy for TD Ameritrade, moderates a panel of seasoned exchange experts who will discuss vertical integration, globalization and the impact regulation & technology plays on initiatives such as multi-asset trading, globalization, cross market coordination and oversight. What are our exchange leaders doing in anticipation of regulatory initiatives which address fragmentation, volatility and capital formation

Yousef Abbasi, JonesTrading

Currency Issues: The US Dollar, Survival of the Euro & the European Union