Rice University to Host 7th Eubank Conference on Real World Markets

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Two-day conference focuses on “High Frequency Trading: Mitigating its Impact on Trading and Investing” and includes lineup of speakers and short courses.

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The Eubank Conference on Real World Markets provides a venue for scholars, business leaders and the public to discuss issues related to financial markets.

Rice University will host the 7th Eubank Conference on Real World Markets on April 24-25. This year’s theme is “High Frequency Trading: Mitigating its Impact on Trading and Investing,” and speakers will explore the changing structure of financial markets and how quantitative scientists and traders can assist with understanding and navigating this change.

The conference will include a full slate of speakers on Monday, April 24, and two short courses (Investing for Profit and Interconnectedness and Systemic Risk in Derivatives) on Tuesday, April 25. Conference speakers include Joe Saluzzi co-author of Broken Markets: Cameron Smith, President and CEO of Quantlab Financial; Sheri M. Markose from the University of Essex; Lynn Lewis formerly of Greenstreet Advisors; and John Ramsay, IEX Group.

The first Eubank Conference was held in 2009, sponsored that year and in the years that followed with annual gifts from Rice Trustee Emeritus J. Thomas Eubank and his wife Nancy. In 2013, the Eubanks established The Nancy Moore and J. Thomas Eubank Research Excellence Fund in Computational Statistics.

In addition to the base support provided by the endowment to CoFES established by Nancy Moore and Thomas J. Eubank, the conference is generously supported by the Department of Statistics and the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University.

"The Eubank Conference on Real World Markets provides a venue for scholars, business leaders and the public to discuss issues related to financial markets," said Katherine Ensor, professor of statistics at Rice and director of CoFES. "This year, we will be discussing high frequency trading, or HFT, and its impact on trading and investing. Trading in today's electronic markets has more moving parts than in the past, and some of them impact the underlying objectives. We are excited to see what our speakers have in store and hope that everyone enjoys being a part of this conversation on the concerns and opportunities of HFT."

The complete conference agenda and speaker bios are available at the Eubank Conference website, at http://eubankconference2017.rice.edu/

The public must register to attend this event. Online registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-eubank-conference-on-real-world-markets-tickets-32504403546.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to http://www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage. Members of the news media who want to attend the conference must RSVP to info@tinsleypr.com or 713-874-0828.

About the Eubank Conference
The Eubank Conference on Real World Markets aims to bring together a broad array of individuals interested in financial markets, their role in society and the ability of quantitative scientists to help understand the complex world of investing. The first Eubank Conference was held in 2009, sponsored that year and in the years that followed with annual gifts from Rice Trustee Emeritus J. Thomas Eubank and his wife Nancy. In 2013, the Eubanks established The Nancy Moore and J. Thomas Eubank Research Excellence Fund in Computational Statistics. This endowed fund supports research excellence in computational statistics related to real-¬world financial markets through the Center for Computational Finance and Economic Statistics (CoFES). Key activities supported by this generous gift are the Eubank Conference and the Eubank Prize in Computational Statistics related to real‐world financial markets.

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