West Coast Equity Traders Convene as Market Volatility and Regulatory Changes Point to Increased Uncertainty

August 18, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
August 18, SAN FRANCISCO The equity trading community is preparing to gather at the TradeTech West Conference to discuss ways to protect trading desks against recent volatility and the extent to which the impending Market Access Rule will impact their strategies.

The meeting, which takes place September 26-28 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, is the largest gathering of buy side traders from asset managers to hedge funds on the West Coast.

"Between the European debt crisis, the impact of high frequency trading and the regulatory action facing the investment industry, we have a lot of ground to cover at this year's meeting," explains Debra Haym, Managing Director, Worldwide Business Research.

Larry Hatheway, Chief Economist and Chief Strategist, Head of Macro Strategy for UBS is scheduled to share an overview of the global markets and insight into what traders can expect in the coming months. The meeting also includes a panel discussion on what traders can do to compete against high frequency traders, featuring heads of trading from Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, Jeffries and Knight Capital.

About TradeTech
TradeTech is the premier global institutional equity trading conference and the largest buy side gathering in the world. With over 450 senior-level buy side traders and technologists in attendance, and over 1,000 attendees representing the top securities brokerages, investment advisors, hedge funds, electronic trading providers, and exchanges around, TradeTech is now a global conference series with major events in London, New York, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, San Francisco, Toronto, Mumbai, Tokyo and other international cities. Please visit TradeTech West's website for further details about RIA compliance among other issues at the upcoming event in San Francisco.