Elaine Wah

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Elaine Wah, PhD.
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Occupation IEX Group, Inc.

Market Quality

Employer IEX Group, Inc.
Location New York
LinkedIn Profile
Website www.iextrading.com
Blog http://www.elainewah.com/

Elaine Wah, PhD, is a New York-based exchange executive. She is head of quantitative research at IEX Group, Inc., which operates the Investors Exchange (IEX).[1] She was promoted to that role in December of 2018, after having worked in market quality with IEX Group, conducting research and doing surveillance of market quality in the equity markets.[2][3]

With colleagues at IEX, Wah wrote a white paper titled "A Comparison of Execution Quality across U.S. Stock Exchanges."[4]

In her doctoral studies, Wah estimated the potential annual profit from "latency arbitrage" on the S&P 500, a trading tactic at the heart of Michael Lewis' claim in his book "Flash Boys" that markets are rigged, at about $3 billion.[5][6]

Background[edit]

Wah held several intern positions before joining IEX, including at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC and with Microsoft. She was also an intern analyst with Citigroup and the University of Michigan and UCLA.[7]

Education[edit]

She holds a bachelor of science from the University of Illinois in electrical engineering, a masters of science from UCLA in computer science and a PhD in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan. Her doctoral thesis was titled "Computational Models of Algorithmic Trading in Financial Markets."[8][9]

MarketsWiki Education[edit]

Wah participated in the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in New York in July off 2017.

References[edit]

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