NYU Hosts Second Annual Algorithmic Trading Conference, February 5

New York University will host the second annual Algorithmic Trading Conference on Friday, February 5, 8:30 a.m.—6 p.m., at NYU’s Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place [at Washington Square South]).

General registration fee is $900. Discounts apply to students and academics. For more information, a schedule of sessions, and to register, go to: http://math.nyu.edu/~mathfcon/index.php/upcoming-events/feb-5-2010.

For questions or inquiries, please e-mail mathfcon@cims.nyu.edu or call 212.998.4855. Reporters interested in attending the workshop must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu. The event is organized by the Mathematics in Finance Masters Program at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Heimdall Group, LLC.

Speakers will include: Ananth Madhavan, managing director at BlackRock, Inc; Terrence Hendershott, an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business; Joel Hasbrouck, Kenneth G. Langone Professor of Business and professor of finance at NYU’s Stern School of Business, and Ronnie Sadka, an associate professor at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.

Algorithmic trading employs computer programs to enter trade orders, with algorithms used to decide the timing, price, and quantity of the order. This practice is 500

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