Financial Markets Quality Conference 2020

FMQ 2020 Agenda

The Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business hosted its annual Financial Markets Quality conference virtually November 16 through November 18, starting at 12p.m. EST focusing on the theme: The Future of Global Finance in Addressing Societal Challenges.

12 to 12:15p.m.

Introduction of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy and the Financial Markets Quality Conference by Professor Reena Aggarwal, Robert E. McDonough Professor of finance and director, Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy.

12:15 to 12:25p.m.

Welcome by President John J. DeGioia

12:25 to 12:30p.m.

Introduction of David Rubenstein by Dean Paul Almeida, dean and William R. Berkley Chair, Georgetown McDonough

12:30 to 1:15p.m.

Fireside Chat with David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman, The Carlyle Group
Moderated by: Professor Reena Aggarwal.

1:15 to 1:30p.m.

Thank you

12 to 12:15p.m.

Welcome

12:15 to 12:20p.m.

Introduction of Henry Fernandez by John Wooters (C’75), managing director, GU Wall Street Alliance; and managing director, GU City Alliance (London)

12:20 to 12:50p.m.

Fireside Chat with Henry Fernandez (B’79), chairman and chief executive officer, MSCI
Moderated by: John Jacobs

12:50 to 12:55p.m.

Introduction of Barbara Novick by Professor Turan Bali, Robert S. Parker Chair Professor of Business Administration and finance area coordinator, Georgetown McDonough

1 to 1:30p.m.

Fireside Chat with Barbara Novick, vice chairman and co-founder, BlackRock
Moderated by: John Jacobs

1:30 to 1:35p.m.

Introduction of Joe Amato by John Wooters (C’75), managing director, GU Wall Street Alliance; and managing director, GU City Alliance (London)

1:35 to 2:05p.m.

Fireside Chat: Joe Amato (B’84), president and chief investment officer of equities, Neuberger Berman
Moderated by: Professor Rohan Williamson, vice provost for education, Georgetown University and professor of finance, Georgetown McDonough

2:05 to 2:10p.m.

Thank you

12 to 12:15p.m.

Welcome

12:15 to 12:20p.m.

Introduction of Waqas Samad by Leena Jube (MBA’21)

12:20 to 12:50p.m.

Fireside Chat with Waqas Samad, chief executive officer, FTSE Russell at London Stock Exchange Group
Moderated by: Patrick Steel (MBA’00), chief executive officer, POLITICO

12:50 to 12:55p.m.

Introduction to Markets in Motion Panel by Professor David McLean, William G. Droms Chair Professor of Finance and finance area coordinator, Georgetown McDonough

12:55 to 1:35p.m.

Panel: Markets in Motion
A chance to hear from the leading global exchanges as they discuss the pressing issues in 2020: market volatility, the economy, Brexit, market structure, and COVID-19.

  • Moderated by: Professor Jim Angel, associate professor of finance, Georgetown McDonough
  • Tal Cohen, executive vice president and head of North American markets, Nasdaq
  • Chris Concannon, president and chief operating officer, MarketAxess

1:35 to 1:40p.m.

Introduction of Stacey Cunningham by Professor Sandeep Dahiya, Akkaway Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

1:40 to 2:10 p.m.

Fireside Chat with Stacey Cunningham, president, New York Stock Exchange
Moderated by: Robert Steers (B’75), chief executive officer, Cohen and Steers, and chairman, board of advisors, Georgetown McDonough

2:10 to 2:15p.m.

Thank you by Dean Paul Almeida

12 to 12:15p.m.

Welcome by Provost Robert Groves

12:15 to 12:20p.m.

Introduction of Fintech and the Transformation of Financial Services Panel by Dr. Karim El Solh, chief executive officer, Gulf Capital

12:20 to 1:05p.m.

Panel: Fintech and the Transformation of Financial Services
One of the leading drivers of change in financial services is fintech: both from a technology application standpoint as well as fintech organizations themselves. Fintech is transforming the front-end with the customer, the back-end with operations, and the middle with connectivity and networking.

  • Moderated by: Professor Alberto Rossi, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of Finance and Director, AI, Analytics and Future of Work Initiative
  • Majd Maksad, founder & chief executive officer, Status Money

1:05 to 1:10p.m.

Introduction to The Future of Digital Assets Panel by Christopher Matturri, fintech fellow

1:10 to 1:55p.m.

Panel: The Future of Digital Assets
This panel will discuss the future of digital assets including asset classes that will be converted from physical into digital, organized markets to trade digital assets, which sectors will digitize first, and what are the implications.

  • Moderated by: Professor Chris Brummer, Agnes N. Williams Research Professor; faculty director, Institute of International Economic Law; professor of law, Georgetown Law
  • Perianne Boring, founder and president, Chamber of Digital Commerce
  • Zoe Cruz, strategic advisor
  • Sarah Olsen (B’09), CIB, Blockchain, executive director, J.P. Morgan

1:55 to 2p.m.

Thank you

12 to 12:10p.m.

Welcome by John Jacobs

12:10 to 12:15p.m.

Introduction of Robert Cook by Professor Jennie Bai, associate professor, Georgetown University

12:15 to 12:45p.m.

Fireside Chat: Robert Cook, president and CEO, FINRA
Moderated by: Guy Adami (B’86), director of Advisor Advocacy, Private Advisor Group, CNBC Fast Money

12:45 to 1p.m.

Introduction of the Regulatory and Policy Panel

1 to 1:40p.m.

Panel: Regulation and Policy
Hear from two SEC commissioners on regulation and policy.

1:40 to 1:45p.m.

Introduction of the Post Election Discussion Panel by Professor David Walker

1:45 to 2:15p.m.

Panel: Post-Election and the Economy Discussion

  • Moderated by: Professor Nada Eissa, associate professor of public policy and economics, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
  • Jason Furman, professor of the practice of economic policy, Harvard Kennedy School and former 28th chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Obama Administration
  • Kevin Hassett, vice president and managing director, The Lindsey Group and 29th chairman of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Trump Administration

2:15 to 2:20p.m.

Conference Closing Remarks

FMQ 2020 Speakers

Georgetown events have a long history of bringing together the best speakers, guests, and leading lights to speak on a wide variety of topics. The FMQ conference is no exception. Each year, the center brings together the top experts, advisors, and heads of industry to share their knowledge on current financial market issues.

Keynote Speakers

David Rubenstein

David Rubenstein

Title: Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman
Affiliation: The Carlyle Group

David Rubenstein Fireside Chat

Henry Fernandez

Henry Fernandez

Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Affiliation: MSCI

Henry Fernandez Fireside Chat

Barbara Novick

Barbara Novick

Title: Vice Chairman and co-founder
Affiliation: BlackRock

Barbara Novick Fireside Chat

Joe Amato

Joseph V. Amato (B’84)

Title: President and Chief Investment Officer of Equities
Affiliation: Neuberger Berman Group LLC

Joseph V. Amato (B’84) Fireside Chat

Waqas Samad

Waqas Samad

Title: Chief Executive Officer
Affiliation: FTSE Russell at London Stock Exchange Group

Waqas Samad Fireside Chat

Stacey Cunningham

Stacey Cunningham

Title: President
Affiliation: New York Stock Exchange

Stacey Cunningham Fireside Chat

Robert Cook Headshot

Robert Cook

Title: President and CEO
Affiliation: FINRA

Robert Cook Fireside Chat

FMQ 2020 Recap

The 2020 the Financial Markets Quality Conference was held from November 16 through November 20. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held virtually. The theme was The Future of Global Finance in Addressing Societal Challenges and featured speakers such as David Rubenstein (The Carlyle Group), Stacey Cunningham (New York Stock Exchange), and two SEC Commissioners. The week-long conference brought together corporate leaders, policymakers, market participants, and scholars to discuss critical issues related to global finance.

Markets in Motion Panel

Markets in Motion Panel

The third day of the Financial Markets Quality Conference’s second event was the Markets in Motion panel discussion. This year’s participants included Tal Cohen, executive vice president at Nasdaq; Chris Concannon, president and COO of MarketAxess; Bryan Harkins, executive vice president and co-head of markets at CBOE; and Nandini Sukumar, chief executive of WFE. This panel was moderated by James J. Angel, associate professor of finance at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business.

Full FMQ 2020 Recordings Playlist