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Nasdaq Trade Talks: Jill Malandrino Interviews Dash CEO Peter Maragos from STA Washington

Sam Belden

Sam Belden

If you attended the 85th annual STA Market Structure Conference in Washington, D.C., you might have seen Peter Maragos, CEO of Dash Financial Technologies, take the stage as part of the panel on listed options. He was joined by professionals from Citi, Cboe and Two Sigma, tackling issues like CAT, regulation and big data.

Following his panel, Maragos took the time to speak with Jill Malandrino of Nasdaq Trade Talks, who spent the week reporting directly from the conference site. A partial transcript of their interview is included below.

Jill Malandrino: You just came from the listed options panel. What were some of the main focuses of that discussion?

Peter Maragos: The panel was great. Obviously we’re in Washington, so there were a lot of regulatory themes. We talked about CAT — the importance of it, how it’s going, the nuances of it. We talked about speed bumps a little bit, which is topical, and the possible effects of that on the options space. We also talked about big data. From a technology standpoint, that’s the most exciting thing for me, because big data creates a lot of opportunities to make important decisions and improve the end-experience for the customer.

To watch the full interview, click here.