Michael Lewis’s book “Flash Boys” cast bright light on the structure of a stock market that, behind the scenes, has been subject to increasing criticism and critique following repeated glitches. This summer, a series of congressional and regulatory hearings ensued and now an SEC-mandated tick-size study may impact 50% or more of all NIRI members. We may be at an inflection point. What must you know to help management understand the implications for your company and its shareholders?Join Rich Barry, Vice President of the MAC Desk and Floor Governor of the New York Stock Exchange, and Tim Quast, Founder and President of ModernIR, as they share their knowledge of equity markets’ continual transformation and explain what these changes mean for IROs, issuing companies and shareholders.
Presenters: Rich Barry - Vice President MAC Desk and Floor Governor, NYSE and Tim Quast - Founder and President, ModernIR
Rich Barry leads the NYSE’s MAC desk that provides individual stock trading insight and analysis to NYSE-listed companies as well as a consolidated view of stock trading. He is also the creator and writer of the daily MAC Mid-Day Update which now boasts a readership of over 8,000 people. Prior to joining the NYSE in 2008, Rich was a Senior Managing Director and Floor Trading/Risk Manager for the specialist firm of LaBranche and Co. He also has served in various supervisory functions on the NYSE trading floor from 1996 through 2008.
Tim Quast is an Investor Relations veteran and founder and president of Modern IR, a technology company that uses Big Data analytics to translate complex market data into trading and investment behaviors for public companies. Tim, a NIRI member since 1995, serves as a frequent speaker and commentator on modern equity trading, with his quotes appearing in leading global media platforms.