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Zicklin School of Business Hosts the 9th Annual Equity Markets Microstructure Workshop

New York, NY, November 8, 2011 - The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College will host the 9th Annual Equity Markets Microstructure Workshop, a two-day seminar that examines the principles of trading and market structure on November 10 and 11. The information covered in the seminar will serve as a catalyst for introducing course materials into university economics, finance, financial engineering, and other business programs.

A market simulation, TraderEx, will be used extensively in the trading seminar. TraderEx is an interactive simulation model originally developed by Baruch College Professor Robert A. Schwartz and University of Delaware Dean Bruce W. Weber. The model enables participants to enter orders into a computer-driven market that generates order flow and responds directly to participants’ orders. Participants see their results in real-time and can analyze their decisions after a simulation run. Continuous order driven and quote driven markets are simulated, along with call auctions, a block trading facility and hybrid combinations. Participants also gain experience by competing with each other in a networked environment and assessing performance afterward.

The seminar is sponsored by NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation, Rise Display, the International Securities Exchange, and Capital IQ. The registration fee for the seminar is $275, which covers materials and meals. To register, email with your name, address, job title, phone and fax numbers, and email address. 

WHAT: 9th Annual Equity Markets Microstructure Workshop,

WHEN:  Thursday, November 10 - 8:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by cocktails and dinner

               Friday, November 11 - 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Baruch College, Wasserman Trading Floor, Subotnick Center

                 151 East 25th Street



Ed Pachetti, 646-660-6135,

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