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Baruch College Presents Financial Markets Conference, "40 Years of NMS: Who Are the Winners and What Have We Learned?"

NEW YORK, NY - October 20, 2015 - The Zicklin School of Business is hosting this all-day conference on Wednesday, November 11 at Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street, on the 14th floor of the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus.

The 1975 Congressional Securities Acts Amendments, by calling for the institution of a National Market System, jump-started far reaching change in the equity markets. The ensuing years have brought a succession of further regulatory initiatives, substantial technology development, major alterations in the competitive environment, and never ending debate and research on the part of regulators, industry participants, and academics. The debate will continue in this conference. The overriding question is, after 40 years of experience with NMS, who are the winners and what have we learned?

Following remarks from Dean H. Fenwick Huss and Robert A. Schwartz, Speiser Professor of Finance, Zicklin School of Business, the opening address will be presented by Thomas Gira, Executive VP of Market Regulation, FINRA, at 9:15 a.m. A mid-day address at 11:45 a.m. will be delivered by Nandini Sukumar, CEO, World Federation of Exchanges.

Event Sponsors include: BATS Exchange, BIDS Trading, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Instinet, Jones Trading, Modern Markets Initiative, NASDAQ, PDQ ATS Inc., Portware, and TABB Group.


DATE: Wednesday, November 11

TIME: 8:00 a.m. - Registration and Coffee

          9:15 a.m. - Opening Address        

          11:45 a.m. - Luncheon Address

          5:30 p.m. - Wine Reception

LOCATION: Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street,
(14th floor of the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus)



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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