Date: 12/1/2016
Event start time: 2:00 PM
Event end time: 3:00 PM
Category: Webinar
Price: Member: Free, Non Member: $250

The bedrock of the IR profession is telling the story to the buy-side – investors who will appreciate the story, and buy, and park themselves for the long-term. We tell our story relentlessly and consistently through quarterly calls, non-deal roadshows, sellside conferences and more.  

But how often do you think about the market for your shares? 

What happens after the story, when investors head to the Great Global Stock Store and try to find your shares on the shelf and buy them?  Joe Saluzzi, a founder and Partner at Themis Trading, which works stock orders for the buy-side, is one of the great authorities on how the stock market works. You’ve seen him on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CBS's "60 Minutes" and elsewhere.  Joe was among the first to shine a bright light on high-frequency trading and its impact on how the buy-side trades.  

Mett Kinak’s LinkedIn page says he’s clone manager at T. Rowe Price.  That’s because buying and selling stocks today is a job driven heavily by robots – machines and software code running the maze comprising today’s daunting stock market, trying to hide while seeking out stocks.  

Join us for an eye-opening examination of what really happens when a big institutional investor says, “Yes, let’s try to buy that stock.”  

*** This webinar is hosted in partnership with Modern IR *** 


Mehmet “Mett” Kinak

Mehmet “Mett” Kinak

Vice President, Global Head of Equity Market Structure and Electronic Trading, T. Rowe Price

Mehmet Kinak is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. He is the head of Global Equity Market Structure and Electronic Trading.  Mehmet’s primary focus is electronic and program trading, market structure analysis, and transaction cost analysis.  He joined the firm in 2000 and worked as a portfolio accounting associate, investment liaison, portfolio implementation manager and electronic trader before assuming his current role in 2014. Mehmet earned a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Polytechnic University.

Joe Saluzzi

Joe Saluzzi

Partner, Themis Trading

Joe Saluzzi is partner, co-founder, and co-head of equity trading of Themis Trading LLC.  He is also the co-author of Broken Markets -- How High Frequency Trading and Predatory Practices on Wall Street are Destroying Investor Confidence.

Joe is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on issues involving market access, algorithmic trading and other sell- and buy-side concerns. He has provided expert commentary for media outlets such as CBS’s "60 Minutes", BBC Radio, CNBC, Fox Business, BNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reuters, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, and Bloomberg News. Joe also has authored articles for Traders Magazine, Dow Jones, and Journal of Investment Compliance.

Prior to Themis, Joe headed the team responsible for equity sales and trading for major institutional accounts at Instinet Corporation for more than nine years.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an MBA in Finance and received a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from New York University.  

Tim Quast

Tim Quast

President and Founder, ModernIR

Tim Quast is an Investor Relations veteran and founder and President of Modern IR. ModernIR, launched in 2005, pioneered market-structure analytics that quantify the behavior of money behind stock-trading for investor-relations professionals.

Previously, Tim served as the first investor relations officer at SureWest Communications (Nasdaq:SURW), and before that, Tim spent six years at retail investor-relations services company Informed Investors, Inc., where he was a co-founder, and President and Chief Operating Officer through its merger with Wilink Plc (PrecisionIR) in 2001.

Tim began his capital-markets career in boutique investment banking at QBF Management Co., a private-banking British Virgin Islands firm, after earning a BA at Ambassador University in 1991.

A NIRI member since 1995, Tim is a frequent speaker and commentator on modern equity trading. His quotes on modern trading have appeared in leading media including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Financial Times of London, Reuters, Dow Jones, The Denver Post, Traders Magazine, The Securities Technology Monitor, and The New York Times.