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Boxes + Lines

A market structure podcast with
Ronan Ryan and John Ramsay

In today's equity markets, the devil’s in the details. This is a podcast for traders, asset managers, and anyone who wants to understand the machinations, politics, and incentive structures underpinning our shared markets.

With irreverence and insight, IEX’s Ronan Ryan and John “JR” Ramsay hold court on market structure and best execution with Wall Street’s most savvy market practitioners, sharing their insiders’ view on how Wall Street really works. You'll never trade the same way again.

Episode 3: Losing the Plot with Doug Cifu, CEO of Virtu Financial

Doug Cifu chats with Ronan and JR about 606 reporting, the future of analytics at Virtu, and how his past as a fashion lawyer(!) informs his work.

Episode 2: Market Data Dumpster Fire

It’s one of the hottest debates in market structure today: exchange market data. From how much it costs ($$$) to who has to buy it (in practice), we’re digging deep on how we got here, what’s changed, and the way forward.

Episode 1: Speed Bumps Are Not Created Equal

In the beginning, IEX added a speed bump to its Alternative Trading System (ATS) with the goal of protecting investors. Today, it feels like every exchange has one. What gives?

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