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22 July 2015 Multimedia

Beyond Flash Boys

Improving Transparency and Fairness in Financial Markets

  1. Ronan Ryan

Ronan Ryan is one of the protagonists in Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys, the book that caused quite a stir about high-frequency trading (HFT). In this colorful presentation, Ronan Ryan discusses what every global investor needs to know about equity trading. Ryan reveals how some market participants enjoy unfair advantages and where conflicts of interest persist in the ecosystem shared by exchanges, brokers, and other intermediaries. Ryan finishes the presentation by illustrating what a path forward to market fairness, and toward long-term benefits for investors, looks like.

This session is presented as part of the Future of Finance initiative, and highlights the importance of Transparency & Fairness in shaping a trustworthy, forward-thinking financial industry that better serves society.

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