Baruch College Presents  Financial Markets Conference, "Rapidly Changing Securities Markets: Who Are the Initiators?"

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NEW YORK, NY- September 19, 2012 The Zicklin School of Business is hosting this all-day conference on Tuesday, October 9, at Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street, on the 14th floor of the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus.

In the 15 years that have passed since the 1997 Order Handling Rules were instituted, the equity markets have experienced tremendous technology innovation, intensified competition between an expanding set of alternative trading venues, and continuing regulatory change. During the conference, industry professionals and academicians will examine the evolution of the markets with regard to structural and regulatory change, and the players who have been the initiators.

Following opening remarks from Baruch College President Mitchel Wallerstein and Robert A. Schwartz, Speiser Professor of Finance, Zicklin School of Business, the opening address will be presented by Richard Lindsey, CEO, Callcott Group LLC, at 9 a.m. A mid-day address at 11:00 a.m. will be delivered by Frank Hatheway, Chief Economist, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., and the luncheon address at 1:30 p.m. will be delivered by Harold Bradley, Former Chief Investment Officer, Kauffman Foundation. Jeffrey Sprecher, Chairman & CEO, IntercontinentalExchange will present the Closing Address at 4:30 p.m.

Event Sponsors include: BATS Exchange, BIDS Trading, Bloomberg Tradebook LLC, Direct Edge, IntercontinentalExchange, International Securities Exchanges, ITG Inc., Liquidnet, NASDAQ OMX, NYSE Euronext, PDQ ATS Inc., and TABB Group.

EVENT DETAILS

TIME: 8:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee
9:00 a.m. Opening Address
12:30 p.m. Lunch
5:00 p.m. Wine Reception

DATE: Tuesday, October 9

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

REGISTRATION: Registration fee of $495 per attendee must be received by September 21, 2012. After this date, registration will be $595. Please print the registration form and fax to Lauren Wheatley at (646) 312-3530. For information, call (646) 312-3512 or e-mail Lauren.Wheatley@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. 3 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