Financial Markets Quality Conference 2021

FMQ 2021 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 from November 16 through November 18 focusing on the theme: Transformation of Global Financial Markets.

12 to 12:10p.m.

Welcome and 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

12:10 to 1p.m.

Panel: View from the Exchanges

1 to 1:30p.m.

Fireside Chat with Robert Cook, president and chief executive officer, FINRA
Moderated by: Reena Aggarwal

1:30 to 2p.m.
Fireside Chat with Arne Staal, group head of benchmarks & indices and chief executive officer, FTSE Russell, London Stock Exchange Group
Moderated by: Rohan Williamson, vice provost for education, professor of finance, and the Bolton Sullivan and Thomas A. Dean Chair of International Business, Georgetown University

2 p.m.

Thank you

12 to 12:05p.m.


12:05 to 12:45p.m.

Panel: Regulation and Policy Update

12:45 to 1:30p.m.

Panel: Future of Digital Assets

  • Moderated by: Lee Pinkowitz, associate professor, Georgetown McDonough
  • Daniel Gallagher (C’94), chief legal officer, Robinhood
  • Sarah Olsen (C’09), CIB, Blockchain, executive director, J.P. Morgan
  • Haimera Workie, head of Financial Innovation & senior director, FINRA

1:30 to 2p.m.

Panel: Crypto ETFs

  • Moderated by: John Jacobs, executive director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy
  • Simeon Hyman, head of investment strategy, ProShares
  • David LaValle (C’99), global head of ETFs, Grayscale
  • Anna Paglia, managing director and global head of ETFs and indexed strategies, Invesco

2 p.m.

Thank you

12 to 12:05p.m.

Welcome by Dean Paul Almeida

12:05 to 12:40p.m.

Fireside Chat with Stacey Cunningham, president, New York Stock Exchange
Moderated by: Professor Reena Aggarwal, professor of finance, Georgetown McDonough and director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy

12:40 to 1:25p.m.

Panel: ESG Disclosure and Ratings Panel

1:25 to 2p.m.

Fireside Chat with Afsaneh M. Beschloss, founder and chief executive officer, Rock Creek Group
Moderated by: Guy Adami (B’86), original member of CNBC’s Fast Money, director of advisor advocacy, Private Advisor Group, CNBC


Thank you

FMQ 2021 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 in financial markets, advisors, and heads of industry to share their knowledge on current financial markets issues.

Keynote Speakers

Afsaneh Beschloss

Afsaneh M. Beschloss

Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Affiliation: Rock Creek Group

Afsaneh M. Beschloss Fireside Chat

Robert Cook

Title: President and CEO
Affiliation: FINRA

Robert Cook Fireside Chat
Stacey Cunningham

Stacey Cunningham

Title: President
Affiliation: New York Stock Exchange

Stacey Cunningham Fireside Chat
Arne Staal

Arne Staal

Title: Group Head of Benchmarks and Indices and Chief Executive Officer, FTSE Russell
Affiliation: London Stock Exchange Group

Arne Staal Fireside Chat

FMQ 2021 Recap

The 2021 Financial Markets Quality Conference was held November 16 through 18 with the theme Transformation of Global Financial Markets. Financial markets are undergoing transformational change with focus on disclosure of environmental and social attributes; role of fintech in providing access to retail investors; digital assets; market structure; and capital raising. The conference brought together policymakers, market participants, and scholars to discuss and debate how best to address today’s critical issues that will help shape the financial markets of tomorrow.

Future of Digital Assets Panel

Future of Digital Assets

The Future of Digital Assets panel included Daniel Gallagher (C’94), chief legal officer (Robinhood), Sarah Olsen (C’09), CIB, Blockchain, executive director (J.P. Morgan), Haimera Workie, head of Financial Innovation and senior director (FINRA), and was moderated by Lee Pinkowitz, associate professor (Georgetown McDonough).

Full FMQ 2021 Recordings Playlist