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Executive Education - March 20, 2013

Seminar on execution and trading on equity markets to be held in Singapore in July

EDHEC-Risk Institute will be presenting a seminar entitled "Execution and Trading on Equity Markets – The New Landscape" in Singapore on 31 July 2013. The programme is intended for buy-side and sell-side investment professionals who advise on or participate in the design and implementation of execution and trading strategies. It is also relevant for practitioners working in financial regulation, supervision, and enforcement.

The seminar will be presented by Professor Ekkehart Boehmer, Chair Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School and Member of EDHEC-Risk Institute. He is an expert in equity market microstructure. His recent work concentrates on high frequency trading and short selling, with a special emphasis on their implications for market quality and optimal regulation. Dr. Boehmer serves as an Associate Editor for the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Markets and Financial Management.

A comprehensive understanding of today’s market structure is necessary to develop best execution strategies, to optimise trading strategies, and to put into context the regulatory agendas in the major financial markets; equipping participants with this understanding is one of the course’s objectives. The course presents recent academic evidence on algorithmic and high frequency trading strategies and discusses their consequences on market quality and the trading environment. The course also reviews what short sellers do, how their activity differs from other trading, and presents recent evidence on how short-sellers impact markets and other traders.

For more information, please visit the seminar web page.

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