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SIP Operating Committees Add Three Advisory Committee Members

The US Securities Information Processors’ (SIPs’) Operating Committees have recruited three new members to contribute retail investor perspective to their 11-member Advisory Committee: Chris Nielsen, managing director, Charles Schwab & Co.; W. Todd Watkins, director, E*TRADE Financial; and Matt Billings, managing director, TD Ameritrade. The SIP Operating Committees govern the entities that operate the systems that link the U.S. markets by processing and consolidating all protected equities bid/ask quotes and trades from every registered exchange and FINRA’s Alternative Display Facility (ADF) into a single data feed. The advisory committee meets quarterly with CTA and UTP Operating Committees and the SEC to review SIP performance and discuss policy matters.

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