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A Conference at Baruch College, Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Baruch College’s spring conference on the quality of global financial markets has become an important annual event to Wall Street traders and the broader finance community. This year’s conference, Technology and Regulation: How Are They Driving Our Markets?, offers an intensive look at the twin engines driving change in markets on both sides of the Atlantic.

Organized by Robert A. Schwartz, University Distinguished Professor of Finance at Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business and a national authority on market structure, this event brings together investment banks, brokerage firms, government regulators, institutional investors, and academic experts in a frank and sophisticated discussion of current trends affecting market quality. The conference takes place in the Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, 14th floor.

Conference proceedings begin at 9 am with an opening address by Ian Domowitz, Managing Director, Investment Technology Group, Inc.

Eric Sirri, Director, Division of Market Regulation, SEC, will engage in a dialogue with CNBC’s Bob Pisani at 11 am.

John Thain, CEO, NYSE Group, Inc., will engage in a dialogue with conference organizer, Robert Schwartz, at 4:30 pm.

Four panel discussions will take up the remainder of the day:
9:30 am “The Impact of Electronic Trading Technology

11:30 am “Regulatory Initiatives: Implications for Competition and Efficiency"

1:30 pm “What the Buy-Side Needs

3:30 pm “Market Quality: The Big Picture

Coverage Invited. This event is free to the media. To register, call 646.312.3512

Contact: Zane Berzins

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