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Plato Partnership and Imperial College to establish European Market Structure research network

First Published 6th September 2017

Plato Partnership has announced its intention to enter into an agreement with Imperial College Business School to establish and lead a European Market Structure research network

Dr Andrei Kirilenko, Imperial College Business School

Dr Andrei Kirilenko, Imperial College Business School

Led by Dr Andrei Kirilenko, Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College Business School, the initiative aims to build and grow a network that will facilitate independent academic research across the full breadth of the market structure debate.

Combining market participants and academics in this way will enable in-depth analysis of consolidated venue data sets usually beyond the reaches of availability to academia. It is expected the research and analysis around this data will provide the foundation for a number of leading conferences and high level industry roundtables to identify and promote appropriate market structures for the benefit of all participants.

Dr Andrei Kirilenko, Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College Business School, commented: "The European Market Structure research network has the clear potential to be a key focus for the largest global buy-side and sell-side firms behind the Plato Partnership. This joint project will allow the Plato Partnership and Imperial to work together to share their knowledge and data with top-quality academics conducting independent research on market structure and technology issues. This Is a game-changer for both academia, the industry and the regulators.