Baruch College Presents Financial Markets Conference: “Liquidity: How to Find It. Regulate It. Get It.”

Rainer Ress, Director General, Federation of European Securities Exchanges is Keynote Speaker

NEW YORK, NY– October 27, 2016 – The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College is hosting its annual Financial Markets Conference on Tuesday, November 1. The topic, “Liquidity: How to Find It. Regulate it. Get it,” will focus on new approaches for creating liquidity featuring four industry panels and keynote speakers from the Federation of European Securities Exchanges and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Liquidity is to a market as oil is to machinery – without either, neither will run.  Recognizing its importance, issues concerning liquidity are much in the focus of regulators on both sides of the Atlantic.  Is liquidity adequate for large cap stocks?  What are the liquidity problems facing small and mid-caps, large institutional investors, and other financial instruments? Is special regulation called for?  How can a greater liquidity supply be achieved? These questions will be prominent among the issues that the conference will address.

Following remarks from Baruch College Provost David Christy and Robert A. Schwartz, Speiser Professor of Finance, Zicklin School of Business, the opening address will presented by Rainer Ress, Director General, Federation of European Securities Exchanges.  Program description here.

Event sponsors include: Bats Global Markets, BIDS Trading, CBOE Holdings, Inc., CODA Markets Instinet, Modern Markets Initiative, Nasdaq, OTC Markets Group, Inc., Portware, a Factset Company and TABB Group.


WHEN: Tuesday, November 1

WHERE: Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave at 24th St/, 14th Floor, William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus

TIME: 12:00 p.m. – Luncheon

1:00 p.m. – Greetings and Panels

2:45 p.m. – Opening Address

3:45 p.m. – Panels

5:45 – Wine Reception

Registration fee: $595. To register, print the registration_form and email it to or fax to Eileen Stempel at 646-312-3530. For more information, call 646-312-3512 or email A select number of academicians may attend at a special rate.



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 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


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