A Welcome Message from Kirsten Wegner, Chief Executive Officer

Welcome to the Modern Markets Initiative (MMI). We are a non-profit education and advocacy group comprised of financial technology professionals who make today’s financial markets more efficient, transparent and cost-effective for retail and institutional investors.  Today’s financial markets, powered by automated trading, are democratizing investing by reducing the cost of trading to help to open the door to a new generation of investors to participate in the markets.

The MMI website is a comprehensive knowledge center for resources on automated trading, market liquidity and innovation in our financial markets – as well as updates on relevant news topics of note. We hope that you find your experience on our site to be both educational and thought-provoking.

core principles

Markets should be designed to maximize efficiency for all investors.

Market Efficiency
Fair and Equal Access
Market Stability
Sound Regulation

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Safe and Sound Capital Markets Are a Bipartisan Imperative

The table is finally set on Capitol Hill with the drawn-out election process resulting in a divided Congress. But there is one issue that…

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Investors Need Full Transparency on the Costs of Stock Trading

Look at your next restaurant, phone or credit card bill– and you would be incensed if there were hidden fees. Yet, they exist, quietly…

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