William Harts

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William Harts
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Occupation CEO
Employer Modern Markets Initiative
Location New York
LinkedIn Profile

William "Bill" Harts is CEO of the Modern Markets Initiative, a policy advisory group representing quantitative and high-frequency trading firms.[1] He joined the initiative in July 2014.


Harts has spent over 25 years in the financial sector, including exchanges, banks, trading firms and his own consulting firm. Prior to joining the MMI he served as head of strategy for sales and trading for Thomson Reuters.[2] Before that, he served as a board member for financial software provider StreamBase Systems. From 2001-2003 he worked for NASDAQ, first as executive vice president, then as head of corporate strategy. He has also held managing director positions at Bank of America and Smith Barney Shearson, and also spent two years at Goldman Sachs.


Harts holds a bachelor's degree in business management and economics from the State University of New York.


  1. High-frequency trading critic Chilton joins HFT lobby effort. CNBC.
  2. William R. Harts. Bloomberg Businessweek.