Spencer Mindlin

Spencer Mindlin


Areas of Expertise: Buy-Side Research, Data and Analytics, Electronic Trading, Equities Market, Front-Office Trading Technology, Market Structure

Spencer Mindlin is an Aite Group analyst focused on capital markets technology, particularly front-office trading technology, execution and order management systems, market data platforms, exchange-traded funds, and emerging financial technology products.

Mr. Mindlin brings to Aite Group more than 15 years of experience in software and product development, trading, and consulting. Prior to joining Aite Group, he was a senior associate of audit and advisory services at Corsis, an IT advisory firm that assists venture capital and private equity investors, entrepreneurs, and C-level executives in assessing IT risks and opportunities. Prior to that, he founded and directed product management at eDeriv Technologies and spent nine years at Goldman Sachs, first as a senior product manager for Execution & Clearing, and then as a trader on the company’s exchange-traded fund market-making desk.

Mr. Mindlin has presented at a wide range of industry conferences and is regularly quoted in the financial media, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC/Money, Bloomberg Markets, Time, Pensions and Investments, Institutional Investor, and Traders Magazine. He has also given talks about electronic trading and ETFs at Columbia University, Kent State University, and City University of New York. He has provided live commentary for CNBC and CBS Radio.

Mr. Mindlin holds a B.A. with a concentration in Computer Science from Hamilton College, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Business and Finance from Columbia University, and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C. He has held FINRA Series 7, 55, and 63 licenses.


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Friday, April 17, 2020 | 11 a.m. ET
On March 27, 2020, the U.S. president signed into law the US$2 trillion U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide economic relief to U.S. households and businesses in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The CARES Act has a number of implications for financial...

Analyst Views

March 20, 2020
Watching the markets and trying to navigate the volatility stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic can be gut-wrenching. Daily trading volume is breaking new records and has tripled since last month from about 6 billion shares to 18 billion shares. I wouldn’t want to tempt fate, but the U.S. markets, from an infrastructure and technology standpoint, are functioning without major issues. Market-makers...
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January 9, 2019
As the sun rises on 2019, it will also be shining on a new equities exchange application. The launch of Members Exchange (MEMX), founded by a consortium of nine financial services firms, was announced this week, and according to the press release, it will apply for U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval in early 2019. Given the IEX exchange application approval and the public...
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