Hans Stoll (Joe Howell)

From the wild market volatility at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic to the GameStop share surge and the subsequent trading restrictions, a fluency in financial markets was key to understanding many of the year’s biggest headlines. Since 1987, the Financial Markets Research Center at Owen Graduate School of Management has offered opportunities to develop such fluency through unique conferences that bring together financial market industry leaders, regulators and academics to share their ideas and opinions on improving the efficiency and efficacy of markets.

Thomas Peterffy of Interactive Brokers, whose philanthropic support endowed the center in 2003, recently renamed it the Hans Stoll Financial Markets Research Center in memory of its founder. Stoll, a pioneer in the field and longtime director of the center who passed away in 2020, was emeritus professor of finance and former holder of the Anne…

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