Ben Van Vliet

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Ben Van Vliet
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Occupation Assistant Professor and Associate Director
Employer Illinois Institute of Technology
Location Chicago

Ben Van Vliet is an assistant professor and the associate director of the M.S. Finance program at the Illinois Institute of Technology's Stuart School of Business. His courses include quantitative finance, computer programming and the design and development of automated trading systems.[1] Van Vliet is also a consultant for the financial markets industry on topics including mathematics, technology and management of trading systems.

In August 2012, Van Vliet introduced AT 9000, a framework for the development of a quality management system for automated trading and HFT based on ISO 9000 engineering standards.


Van Vliet has co-written books on trading and investments including; Quality Money Management, Modeling Financial Markets and Building Automated Trading Systems.


Van Vliet holds a Ph.D. in management science and an MS in financial markets and trading from Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business. In 1994, he earned a BA in business from Calvin College.[2]

John Lothian News Interviews

HFT Rules: Rules for the Algo Highway
Customer confidence has been hit by a number of different events over the past several years and high frequency trading (HFT) problems have been among them. Ben Van Vliet, assistant professor of finance, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology has been looking the creation of a standard set of rules high frequency trading participants can use to ensure safer markets. Van Vliet has helped initiate the AT 9000 system, which would implement standards for HFT design, backtesting, implementation and portfolio and risk management. Van Vliet says its important that the industry support such a project, rather than wait for regulators to dictate new standards and rules for participants.[3] Visit the Restoring Customer Confidence video series page >

MarketsWiki Questions: Exploring Financial Technology Event
Van Vilet spoke at the MarketsWiki Questions: Exploring Financial Technology event on October 5, 2011 in Chicago. He addressed Question 6: What impact will technology have on high frequency trading, beyond improving speed?


  1. Ben Van Vliet Bio. IIT.
  2. Ben Van Vliet. LinkedIn.
  3. HFT Rules: Rules for the Algo Highway. John Lothian News.