NEW YORK, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Markets Initiative (MMI), the organization dedicated to education and advocacy on the benefits of high frequency trading, announces that Kirsten Wegner has been appointed Senior Vice President, Business Development. She will report to Bill Harts, Chief Executive Officer of Modern Markets Initiative.
Wegner will create and develop proposals and initiatives in support of solutions to issues affecting all investors. She will also serve as a resource for market participants, regulators and lawmakers looking for a better understanding of modern markets in creating public policy.
"There's a renewed focus on the value of technology in making our markets more efficient engines of capital formation, economic growth and job creation," said Harts. "This has created the need for a better understanding of the challenges associated with changing the best markets ever. Kirsten is uniquely qualified to help fill this important role at a critical time for investors. She brings a deep understanding of the issues affecting market structure from the perspective of a variety of market participants. I look forward to working with her to advance our core education and policy efforts."
Wegner most recently served as Director, Government Relations at International Securities Exchange. Her responsibilities there included the creation of bipartisan outreach and advocacy strategy on financial services and tax matters impacting exchanges and retail investors. Previously, she was a Senior Associate at Squire Patton Boggs LLP, where she provided strategic counsel to stock exchanges, Industry trade organizations, and brokerages on financial services, tax, and technology matters.
About the Modern Markets Initiative:
Modern Markets Initiative (MMI), the organization dedicated to education and advocacy on the benefits of automated, high frequency trading. It was founded in 2013 to engage and educate public audiences about the value modern market professionals provide to today's electronic marketplace. Additional information is available at www.modernmarkets.org.
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