Paul Maidment, executive editor of Forbes and editor of Forbes.com, will interview Robert Greifeld, President and CEO of The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc., the largest U.S. electronic stock market.
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September 27, 2004
NASDAQ STOCK MARKET PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT GREIFELD
TO SPEAK AT PACE UNIVERSITY’S GLOBAL FINANCE
LEADERSHIP FORUM, SEPTEMBER 29
WHAT: Global Finance Leadership Forum: “Open Dialogue with Robert Greifeld.” In a year and a half at NASDAQ, Mr. Greifeld has expanded NASDAQ operations and questioned the value of floor-based exchanges in an electronic era. He has been a vocal advocate for modernizing market structure and increasing public company CEO attention on the performance and quality of stock markets for the benefit of company shareholders and all investors.
This is the fourth event of its kind organized by the Lubin School’s Center for Global Finance. Past forums have featured World Bank president James D. Wolfensohn; Congressman Michael Oxley (R-Ohio); Robert D. Hormats, vice chairman of Goldman Sachs International; John Lipsky, chief economist of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; and Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. The event is hosted by the Center for Global Finance and the Accounting Department of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, in conjunction with Forbes.com and Gartner Inc.
WHO: Paul Maidment, executive editor of Forbes and editor of Forbes.com, will interview Robert Greifeld, President and CEO of The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc., the largest U.S. electronic stock market.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 29. Continental breakfast at 8 a.m. Discussion from 8:20 to 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Forbes Building, 60 Fifth Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets), New York City.
GREIFELD OFFICIAL BIO: After joining NASDAQ on May 12, 2003, Greifeld rapidly took steps to sharpen the company’s strategic direction, focusing its mission on being the premier U.S. equities market. This included an emphasis on providing the most efficient, transparent trading platform for investors by leveraging NASDAQ’s fundamental market structure advantage; capturing the majority of U.S. IPOs, and attracting listings from competitive exchanges.
Tapping his 20-year industry experience and leadership with electronic trading systems, Greifeld has led a significant enhancement of NASDAQ’s trading offerings. In March 2004, he oversaw the launch of NASDAQ’s Market Center — a newly integrated system capable of trading of all NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX-listed securities and exchange traded funds on a single electronic platform. In January of 2004, Greifeld spearheaded NASDAQ’s innovative “dual listing” program, which for the first time allowed NYSE-listed companies to list on NASDAQ. This innovative initiative made worldwide news and significantly ratcheted up the debate regarding efficient electronic markets versus manual, floor-based exchanges. Greifeld has been a vocal advocate for modernizing market structure and increasing public company CEO attention on the performance and quality of stock markets for the benefit of company shareholders and all investors.
Most recently, Greifeld led NASDAQ’s decision to acquire BRUT ECN from SunGard Data Systems (NYSE: SDS), a transaction which closed on September 7. The BRUT acquisition provides NASDAQ trading systems with additional capabilities, including advanced order routing and marks another milestone in NASDAQ’s multi-pronged growth strategy.
Greifeld is an active speaker on market structure and regulatory issues and, as CEO of a public company, has been an active supporter of Sarbanes-Oxley reforms and the use of stock options as a tool for business and economic growth. He has addressed organizations including The Investment Company Institute, the National Press Club, and the World Economic Forum.
Prior to joining NASDAQ, Greifeld was an Executive Vice President with SunGard Data Systems Inc., a $6.2 billion market cap company, where he was responsible for all of SunGard’s sell-side businesses and its buy-side transaction routing businesses.
Greifeld holds a Masters in Business from New York University, Stern School of Business and B.A. in English from Iona College. His graduate school thesis was on the operation of The NASDAQ Stock Market.
Greifeld was recently named Chairman of the USA Track & Field Foundation.