Baruch College's Zicklin Center For Corporate Integrity Hosts Panel Discussion, "Selling Split Seconds"


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NEW YORK, NY- September 25, 2013 - The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business is hosting “Selling Split Seconds,” a panel discussion on October 8.

As the integrity of the securities markets depends on all investors having easy and equal access to information that might influence the value of a stock, the SEC and other government agencies have worked to ensure a fair playing field. However, certain groups have released data to favored clients moments before making it available more generally, and in those few seconds, high speed traders have been able to execute enormous volumes of trades and reap huge profits. While New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has called for an investigation into these groups, others say that the practice is no different from fee-driven research groups who produce reports and provide analysis for their exclusive clients.

Panelists including Melvin Brosterman, a partner with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and Marcel Bucsescu, manager of The Conference Board Governance Center, will weigh in on this topic. Additional panelists TBA.

EVENT DETAILS:

WHAT: Panel Discussion, “Selling Split Seconds”

WHEN: 6:15 p.m. - 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2013

PROGRAM: 6:00 p.m. Registration; 6:15 p.m. Panel; 8:00 p.m. Networking

WHERE:  Baruch College, Library and Information Building, 151 E. 25th St. (between Lexington and Third Avenues), Room 750

Complimentary pre-registration is required. Register online, call or e-mail Matthew Lepere at 646-312-3231 or matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu.

 

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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 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 http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu

Celene McDermott, (646) 660-6134, celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu