The Evolution of NASDAQ
Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 8:15 pm
Venue: Baruch College - 151 E. 25th Street, Room 750 (between Lexington and 3rd Avenue)
About the Program: [photo: Michael N. Paras/Getty Images]
Please join the Confucius Institute for Global Finance as we welcome financial industry veteran Mr. Les Seff (MBA '80) for The Evolution of NASDAQ, the first seminar of spring 2018. Mr. Seff will take us on a journey from the opening of the first electronic stock market in 1971, to the NASDAQ of today, concluding with a look into the future NASDAQ of the coming decades. Along the way, he will detail watershed moments including the 1987 crash, the dot-com era peak, and the brave new world of high frequency trading.
About the Speaker:
Les Seff is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of AIMPaaS, Alternative Investment Management Platform as a Service. He is also the President of Matthew B. Management, Inc., where he has been involved in several high-profile financial fraud cases, as a consultant or an expert.
Mr. Seff has worked in the financial service industry for about 34 years, most of which occurred in a trading environment where he started and managed NASDAQ and other equity trading departments at wholesale firms, retail/institutional firms, discount brokerage firms, and proprietary trading firms.
During mid-1990s, he ran the NASDAQ Trading Department of Fidelity Investments, a unit which he started at Wagner Stott & Co., and subsequently managed at Fidelity, the world's largest mutual fund company at the time. At Fidelity, he was also in charge of the department which executed all customer and correspondent orders in NASDAQ securities, and vetted various execution destinations on behalf of Fidelity.
Mr. Seff graduated cum laude, with high honors, from Hofstra University, and received an MBA from Bernard Baruch College, City University of New York.
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OPENING DAY CELEBRATION
December 6, 2017
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Dr. Mitchel B. Wallerstein, President, Baruch College, CUNY
Dr. Feng Jiang, Chairman of the University Council, Shanghai International Studies University.
Dr. Yumin Zhao, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York
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Global Finance: Past, Present, and Future
Members of the Baruch College community and the general public are invited to join the Confucius Institute for Global Finance at Baruch College for our inaugural panel discussion. Our experts will reflect on the great financial crisis 10 years later, take stock of the current state of our financial system, and look forward toward the system of the future. Panelists will address questions including:
- 10 years after the great financial crisis, are we any less likely to experience a similar catastrophe? Are we any better prepared to deal with another crisis? What work still needs to be done?
- How will new financial technologies and artificial intelligence impact the GFS in the near and distant future? What benefits will we enjoy? What risks will we be exposed to?
- Are we making progress on building a more inclusive financial system? Where do we need the most improvement?
- How will the relationship between the USA and PRC shape the GFS? What potential points of conflict exist? Where is there room to collaborate?
Moderated by Dr. Lin Peng, Professor and Krell Chair in Finance, Baruch College
Dr. Yang Chen, Managing Director, Risk & Quantitative Analysis, BlackRock
Dr. David Krell, CEO, Krebol Management
Dr. Henry Mo, Managing Director and Chief Economist, AIG
Dr. Hong Ni, Managing Director, China International Capital Corporation
The content of this discussion is not for publication or attribution of any kind to the panelists.
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6:00 pm Check-in 6:15 pm Panel begins 7:30 pm Reception
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