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Daniel Schlaepfer

Daniel Schlaepfer

CEO at Select Vantage Inc
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Bio Daniel is the President and CEO of Select Vantage Inc (SVI). SVI is a global leader in electronic market-making, employing over 2,500 staff in 39 countries. On any given day, the firm can trade over USD 3 billion a day on global stock markets. Career History Educated in Canada, Daniel received an MBA from the John Molson School of Business, Goodman Institute of Investment Management at Concordia University, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is a CFA charter holder and passed the FINRA series 7 and 24 exams as well as CSI courses, CSC and PDO. In 2019 Daniel was named to the Canada Top 40 under 40 list and Top 50 under 50 Concordia University alumni shaping business in Canada. He is also a serving member of the Ontario Securities Commission Market Structure Advisory Committee, a forum that discusses issues associated with market structure and marketplace operations in the Canadian markets.


Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services

How should we regulate AI in trading?

07 Sep 2023

The emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) boom has already seen a host of applications unveiled as supposedly advanced trading tools. Just this week we’ve seen the launch of Meta Trade Bot (unrelated to the Facebook-owning company), a cloud-hosted auto-trading tool designed to “eliminate human emotion in trading, enhance trading efficiency, and aim...


All eyes turn to SEC as EU finally bans PFOF

03 Jul 2023

Last Thursday, the European Union said that member states and the European Parliament had reached a deal on updating the bloc's MiFID-related securities trading rules. The EU has been reviewing its rules to reflect advances in trading technology as well as the departure of the United Kingdom from the bloc, presenting new competition to EU markets. ...


One small step for the EU, one giant leap for retail investors

12 Jun 2023

Following lengthy disagreements between Europe’s various decision makers surrounding the practice of Payment for Order Flow, the EU Commission – the European Union's executive body – has proposed a compromise through which PFOF will be banned, albeit in a targeted manner. While the European Parliament had proposed banning the practice outright, so...

Banking Regulations

Complex Rules Beget Costly Unintended Consequences

05 Jun 2023

A new report from Acuiti Management Intelligence has found that almost half of EU and UK-based proprietary trading firms are considering moving to a different jurisdiction to avoid increasingly burdensome regulation. The report also found that a quarter of the firms surveyed are looking at potentially giving up their Mifid II licenses and exiting ...