SEC Reschedules Date of Market Technology Roundtable

Sarah Woodman, Global events journalist
September 07, 2012 /

The Securities and Exchange Commission market technology roundtable, which was scheduled for Sept. 14, will be held on Oct. 2. The change was made to accommodate scheduling conflicts and to better respond to strong interest from individuals and groups wishing to participate in the roundtable discussion.

The roundtable at the SEC’s Washington, D.C. headquarters is open to the public and will be webcast. As previously announced, the event will begin with a discussion on preventing errors, focusing on current best practices and practical constraints for creating, deploying, and operating mission-critical systems, including those used to automatically generate and route orders, match trades, confirm transactions, and disseminate data.

The afternoon session will focus on error response, with experts discussing how the market might employ independent filters, objective tests, and other real-time processes or crisis-management procedures to detect, limit, and possibly terminate erroneous market activities when they occur, thereby limiting the impact of such errors.

Market Technology Roundtable Agenda

10 a.m.

Opening Statements

10:15 a.m.

Panel 1 – Preventing Errors through Robust System Design, Deployment, and Operation

12:15 p.m.


2 p.m.

Panel 2 – Responding to Errors and Malfunctions and Managing Crises in Real-Time

4 p.m.

Roundtable Concludes


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