NEW YORK, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Modern Markets Initiative, a high frequency trading advocacy organization, today announced Jim Gorman has joined as director of communications. Gorman will be responsible for developing and managing the group's editorial content, outreach programs and traditional and social media relations strategies. He will report to Modern Markets Initiative Chief Executive Officer Bill Harts.
Gorman most recently served as vice president of corporate communications for global stock exchange operator BATS Global Markets and head of communications for stock exchange operator Direct Edge prior to its acquisition by BATS Global Markets.
Previously, he was head of communications for institutional trading network Liquidnet, director of communications at Deutsche Bank's DWS Scudder mutual fund family and vice president of communications for Prudential Securities and Prudential Investments.
"Jim's experience and reputation as an effective communications executive for a variety of market participants will be a great asset in guiding our awareness and education efforts," said Harts. "I look forward to working closely with him to drive a greater understanding of the beneficial role our constituents perform in facilitating efficient and effective markets for all investors."
In addition to his corporate experience, Gorman also held progressively senior roles at international, mid-sized and boutique public relations firms where he specialized in attracting and serving financial services clients.
About the Modern Markets Initiative (MMI):
The Modern Markets Initiative (MMI) was organized in 2013 by leading quantitative trading firms to engage and educate public audiences about the value modern market professionals provide to today's electronic marketplace.
Modern Markets Initiative (MMI) members are Global Trading Systems (GTS), Hudson River Trading (HRT), Quantlab Financial and Tower Research Capital. Additional information is available at www.modernmarketsinitiative.org.
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