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  • Silicon Valley Chapter
  • 1/25/2023 11:30 AM PST
  • 1/25/2023 1:30 PM PST
  • Marvell Semiconductor Inc.
  • Santa Clara
  • California
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Join us as we dive deeper into essential stock market operations. In addition to the roles of the broker and floor trader, we\'ll go step by step into the strategies and tools that are utilized in everyday order flows and 10b5-1 plan execution. You\'ll also hear insights on factors that are considered for trade processing, such as average daily volume, block trading and algorithms and how each is vital to market optimization.



Sean O'Brien

Managing Director, Bank of America

Sean is responsible for equity sales and trading within Merrill Lynch Global Wealth and Investment Management. In this role, he directly manages the equity block trading desk. This trading desk is responsible for executing large orders for Financial Advisors with the end goal of limiting market impact while achieving optimal pricing results. In order to obtain these results, the desk intelligently pursues natural liquidity by discreetly and when possible, executing private client order flows with those of large institutions. Additionally, Sean is monitoring performance results and pricing efficiency of orders sent through the Merrill Lynch electronic execution systems.

Sean spent 20 years of his career as a NYSE Market Maker with Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Specialist. This experience enables him to deliver a unique perspective of the markets to financial advisors. He has witnessed firsthand the vast changes in market structure and has a keen sense of algorithmic trading. As a trader, Sean has used technical analysis as well as deep relationships with the Merrill Lynch institutional traders and sector specialist to attain greater market color.

In addition to being a market maker on the floor of the NYSE, for the last two years Sean was responsible for corporate relationships with close to 600 public NYSE listed companies. This experience has afforded him the knowledge of how to advise executives with respect to the design of trading plans as we address their potential concerns.

Gilbert Szeto

Managing Director, Bank of America

Gilbert Szeto is the west coast lead for Bank of America's Equity and Directed Shares Services for Bank of America. With over two decades of experience in the equity field, his background consists of issuer and provider experience mixed with years of consulting experience. He has extensive knowledge of the rules, regulations, and plan design that drive the many aspects of equity plans.


This meeting qualifies for Certified Equity Professionals for 1.0 hour of CEP.


The health and safety of our members is very important to us. Currently our host requires visitors to either show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test to enter the campus, so attendees will need to provide proof at the Marvell front desk upon arrival.

**A catered lunch will be provided to all attendees**