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Financial Markets Quality Conference, Oct. 12

WHAT: The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the Financial Times will present a conference on Financial Markets Quality on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Michael Piwowar, commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI, will deliver keynote addresses.

The conference also will feature panel discussions, including:

  • Market Structure – The Vision from the Exchanges, with Chris Concannon, president and CEO, Bats Global Markets; Tom Farley, president, New York Stock Exchange; and Tom Wittman, executive vice president, Nasdaq;
  • Innovation in Market Structure, with Reggie Browne, senior managing director, Cantor Fitzgerald; David LaValle, U.S. head of SPDR ETF Capital Markets, State Street Global Advisors; Eric Noll, president and CEO, Convergex Group; and John Ramsay, chief market policy officer, IEX Group;
  • The Regulatory Policy Environment, with Chris Brummer, professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and recent nominee to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Donald Langevoort, professor at the Georgetown University Law Center; and Steve Luparello, director of trading and markets, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; and
  • The Investor View on Market Structure, with Andy Brooks, vice president, T. Rowe Price; Ira Shapiro, managing director, BlackRock; and Dan Draper, managing director, Invesco PowerShares.

The full program is available at

Wednesday, Oct. 12
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building        
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057

Follow the conversation on Twitter @GUFinPolicy with the hashtag #GUfinance.

To RSVP, visit

Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Brynn Lampert, assistant director of communications, at (202) 687-5254 or

About The Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy
Offering innovative and influential thought leadership, the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy fosters discussion on critical issues related to global financial markets. The center hosts dialogues, conferences, and events involving leading scholars, practitioners, and policymakers; provides a non-partisan forum for informed discussion; sponsors relevant and impactful research on key global market issues; and engages students interested in finance. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter @GUFinPolicy.