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JPMorgan Executive is the New SEC Director of Trading & Markets

October 19, 2017

Brett Redfearn is leaving JPMorgan to join the SEC as Director of the Trading and Markets Division. He currently serves as Global Head of Market Structure for JPMorgan's Corporate & Investment Bank.


Mr. Redfearn began his career at the American Stock Exchange, where he ran Business Strategy and Equity Order Flow. During his career, Mr. Redfearn has served on the boards of BATS Global Markets, the Chicago Stock Exchange, BIDS Trading, and the National Organization of Investment Professionals.


Here’s Mr. Redfearn’s experience as profiled on


  • 1996-2004: Amex: Head of Business Strategy and Equity Order Flow Division.
  • 2004-2008: Bear Stearns: Responsible for market structure strategy and exchange relationships.
  • 2006-2008: CHX: Board of Directors.
  • 2008-2009: JPMorgan: Global Head of Algorithmic Trading
  • 2008-2010: JPMorgan: Americas Head of Product, Electronic Client Solutions.
  • 2008-2010: JPMorgan: Global Head of Liquidity.
  • 2008-2010: BIDS Trading: Board of Directors.
  • 2010-2016: JPMorgan: Americas Head of Market Structure Strategy.
  • 2008-2016: BATS Exchange: Board of Directors.
  • 2016-Present: JPMorgan: Global Head, Equity Market Structure Strategy.
  • 2017-Present: JPMorgan: Head of Market Structure, Global Markets.


Mr. Redfearn has a long history in the U.S. equity markets, having worked with investors, exchanges and broker-dealers. During his career, Mr. Redfearn has focused on how technology, regulation and business trends are changing trading patterns across asset classes and geographic regions. He has helped build electronic trading products, worked closely with exchanges and other trading venues as these products evolved, and engaged with global asset managers on major regulatory developments. He has also been a frequent contributor at policy forums surrounding U.S. equity markets, and has been an active participant at several meetings of the SEC's Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee.