Call for Papers – 2020 Plato Market Innovator (MI3) Conference

London, 16 June 2020

Plato Partnership are inviting paper submissions to the 2020 Plato Market Innovator (MI3) conference scheduled to take place in London on Tuesday, 16 June 2020.

The conference will feature original work on the evolution of market structure in Europe and beyond, especially in light of MiFID II/MiFIR.

Empirical and theoretical papers are being sought in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Role and impact of different trading mechanisms
  • Liquidity fragmentation
  • Algorithms and liquidity
  • Venue performance metrics
  • Opening and closing auctions
  • Active vs passive trading
  • Best execution

The programme of the conference will include accepted and invited papers and panels with leading industry experts.


All submitted papers will automatically be considered for the Plato MI3 Best Paper Award, which will receive a prize of £2500. PhD Students and Assistant Professors who are fewer than three years post-PhD submitting papers will automatically be considered for the Plato MI3 Best Paper by a Young Researcher Award, which will receive a prize of £1500.


Plato Partnership is a not-for-profit company comprising asset managers and broker dealers who are collaborating to bring creative solutions and efficiencies to today’s complex equity market place. Integral to Plato Partnership’s vision is high quality academic research supported by its Market Innovator (MI3) initiative, and aimed at seeking out ways in which the Plato community can collaborate to build a better financial ecosystem.


Please submit your paper in pdf format to

Please send two pdf files: a title page with author details and a blind copy of the paper.

In the submission e-mail please state if travel/accommodation funding is required and if you’re willing to act as a discussant. Submissions are due by midnight (UK time), January 22, 2020.


Accommodation expenses will be covered for participants on the programme. Participants are encouraged to fund their travel expenses from other sources, as only limited funding is available.


Sabrina Buti, Université Paris-Dauphine

Carole Comerton-Forde, UNSW Business School

Thierry Foucault, HEC Paris

Björn Hagströmer, Stockholm Business School

Richard Payne, Cass Business School

Yazid Sharaiha (Norges Bank Investment Management and Plato Partnership)

Erik Thiessen, University of Mannheim

Ingrid Werner, The Ohio State University

Barbara Rindi, Bocconi University

Register your interest