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Electronic trading has increased liquidity and lowered trading costs, but is it also driving market volatility and stacking the deck against individual investors?
Join us for a panel discussion including representatives from The Economist and ICAP.


Tom Easton
, American Finance Editor, The Economist


Patrick McCarty, Managing Director (US Government Relations), ICAP

Bill Nichols, SMD, Office of Business Development, Cantor Fitzgerald

Matt Trudeau, Head of Product, IEX

Dr. Gbenga Ibikunle, Professor in Financial Markets and Programme Director for Energy Finance & Markets, University of Edinburgh Business School

Panel discussion followed by Q&A and Reception.

General admission $25; MoAF members, ASF members and University of Edinburgh alumni $10; students and press FREE. Reservations are required.

General Admission $25. Discounted ticket price of $10 for
American Scottish Foundation Members.

MoAF Members and Edinburgh Alumni should book directly at the MoAF event site.

With the financial industry, regulators, academics and investors focused on both the benefits and potential risks of electronic trading, Edinburgh University Business School, The Museum of American Finance and The American-Scottish Foundation have brought together an exceptional panel to provide perspective on the impact of electronic trading on global markets, investors and the economy.

At a time when many believe financial markets are increasingly disconnected from economic fundamentals and investment performance is based on who has the fastest computers and access to exchanges, the panel will discuss the importance of creating a level playing field for investors, fragmentation and distortions in markets, and the risk of accelerated volatility during periods of market stress.

Come and join us at the prestigious Museum of American Finance for an evening of lively debate and discussion. The panel discussion will be followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity to network.

This is a ticketed event. To avoid disappointment please register to attend the event.