SEC Announces Panelists for Upcoming Decimalization Roundtable

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today the panelists who will participate in its decimalization roundtable next week.

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The featured speakers are:

Brian B. Conroy – President at Fidelity Capital Markets
R. Cromwell Coulson – President, CEO, and Director at OTC Markets Group
Joshua L. Green – General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures
Scott Kupor – Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Andreessen Horowitz
Maureen O’Hara – Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance at Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Chris Concannon – Partner at Virtu Financial LLC
Kevin Cronin – Global Head of Equity Trading at Invesco
Frank M. Hatheway – Chief Economist at NASDAQ OMX Group Inc.
Patrick J. Healy – CEO at Issuer Advisory Group LLC
Chris Isaacson – Chief Operating Officer at BATS Global Markets
Paul Jiganti – Managing Director at TD Ameritrade
Adam V. Reed – Julian Price Scholar in Finance and Associate Professor of Finance at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina
Stephen Sachs – Head of Capital Markets at ProShare Advisors LLC
Kent Womack – Professor of Finance at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Colin Clark – Senior Vice President at NYSE Euronext
Maureen McCarthy – Managing Director and Director of Sales and Trading at JMP Securities

The February 5 roundtable, which will evaluate the impact of tick sizes on the securities markets, will consist of three panels. 

The first panel will focus on the impact of tick sizes on small and mid-sized companies, the economic consequences, such as costs and benefits, of increasing or decreasing minimum tick sizes, and whether other policy alternatives might better address concerns related to Section 106(b) of the Jumpstart Our Business Act.

The second panel examines the impact of tick sizes on the securities market in general, including what benefits may have been achieved and what, if any, negative effects have resulted.

The last panel will look at potential methods for analysis of the issues, such as the creation of a pilot program for alternative minimum tick sizes. The Commission is interested in hearing from panelists and attendees what types of data that market participants should provide for use in assessing the effects of an increase or variation in minimum tick sizes for companies of different capitalizations.

The roundtable will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the SEC’s Washington D.C. headquarters.