Washington, D.C.—Dec. 16, 2014—The FIA Principal Traders Group announced the release of a new analytical series called Whiteboard. As an advocate for data-driven decision-making, FIA PTG developed Whiteboard to demonstrate how the application of data and rigorous analysis can illuminate the complex questions and issues confronting our industry.
“Whiteboard is designed to examine existing and emerging research on markets, trading, and technology,” said Jim Overdahl, an advisor to FIA PTG. “Through Whiteboard, FIA PTG is working to raise the standard of debate about the issues that will determine the future of our markets.”
The first Whiteboard paper is being released in partnership with the FIA European Principal Traders Association (FIA EPTA). It examines frequent batch auctions and identifies areas where the application of additional data and analysis can help clarify the tradeoffs, benefits and costs associated with this idea.
“We hope to release several papers annually,” Overdahl explained. “We’re considering which issues would benefit from more research and quantitative analysis. We’re looking forward to developing an engaging series that provides thought-leadership while serving as an industry resource.”