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Lawrence Harris speaks at World Federation of Exchanges meeting
October 30, 2013 • by News at Marshall

Lawrence Harris, Fred V. Keenan Chair in Finance and professor of finance and business economics at the USC Marshall School of Business, is among the distinguished speakers at the 53rd general assembly and annual meeting of the World Federation of Exchanges in Mexico, Oct. 27-30.

The World Federation of Exchanges is the trade association of 57 publicly regulated stock, futures and options exchanges. It serves as a central reference point for the securities industry and member exchanges, offering guidance in business strategies and management practices.

At the annual meeting, prominent experts, including keynote speaker Enrique Peña Nieto, president of Mexico, discuss the forces driving change in the capital and derivatives global markets.

Harris is part of an international panel discussing “Exchange Sector Outlook: Convergence and Divergence.” Through the perspective of the organized market operators, this session covers corporate developments including mergers, new products, converging/diverging destinies of equity and derivative exchanges.

A former chief economist of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Harris focuses his research, teaching and consulting on regulatory and practitioner issues in trading and investment management. His research has been published in the Journal of Finance and Review of Financial Studies, two publications for which he also served as associate editor, as well as the Journal of Financial Economics. Harris is the author of “Trading and Exchanges: Market Microstructure for Practitioners” (Oxford University Press).

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