Joint CFTC-SEC Advisory Meeting Today at 1pm; See it Live

Re-iterating yesterday’s post somewhat, today there is a televised meeting that we think all institutional and brokerage traders should tune in to, time permitting. It will be webcast live,  with the link for it available later this morning on

They should be focusing on the events around May 6th, with the panels as follows:

Joint CFTC-SEC Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda and Panelists

1:00 Opening Statements from SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro and CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler
1:15 Panel One: Exchange Observations

  • Craig S. Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Edward J. Joyce, President & Chief Operating Officer, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc.
  • Joseph Mecane, Executive Vice President & Co-Head of U.S. Listing and Cash Execution, NYSE Euronext
  • Eric Noll, Executive Vice President-Transaction Services, NASDAQ OMX Group
  • William O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer, Direct Edge
  • Joseph Ratterman, President & Chief Executive Officer, BATS Exchange, Inc.
  • Chuck Vice, President & Chief Operating Officer, the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
2:45 Panel Two: Perspectives on Liquidity

  • Leonard Amoruso, Senior Managing Director & General Counsel, Knight Capital Group
  • David Cummings, Owner & Chairman of the Board, Tradebot Systems
  • Jeff Engelberg, Principal & Senior Trader, Southeastern Asset Management, Inc.
  • Thomas Peterffy, Chairman & CEO, Interactive Brokers LLC
  • Anoop Prasad, Managing Director, D.E. Shaw & Co.
  • Matt Schrecengost, Chief Operating Officer, Jump Trading LLC
  • David Weild IV, Capital Markets Advisor, Grant Thornton

Please consider listening in. Now is the time when we need to firmly understand our market structure, good and bad portions of it.