Life on the Cutting ‘Edge'

William O'Brien, CEO, Direct Edge
As Chi-East receives approval to launch its trading venue in Asia, IMD talks to William O'Brien, chief executive of America's newest stock exchange Direct Edge about the importance of market data to any exchange, the role of cutting-edge technology, and what keeps him up at night


IMD: Congratulations on Direct Edge's formal launch as an exchange. What advantages does this give you that you didn't have as an ECN, and what does this mean for the competitive landscape among US exchanges and ECNs,

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