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Vlad Khandros


Vlad Khandros is a Managing Director and Global Head of Market Structure and Liquidity Strategy at UBS. He is actively engaged in the Americas Cash strategy and investments in financial technology focused on equity trading. His oversight includes the Smart Order Router (SOR), Americas Cash Architecture, and the ATS team, which is currently the largest ATS as per FINRA. He also created and leads the global cross-asset Market Structure team.

Mr. Khandros works closely with exchanges, regulators, and policy makers around the world to help further improve capital markets. He represents UBS on numerous advisory committees, industry groups, and company boards including the CBOE Equity Advisory Committee, IEX Quality of Markets Committee, and SIFMA Equity Markets & Trading Committee. He is a founder and advisor to MEMX (Members Exchange). He is on the board of the UBS Americas Inc. Political Action Committee, and was previously a board member of BIDS Trading LP and Chi-X Global LLC.

Prior to joining UBS in 2011, he was Global Co-Head of Corporate Strategy at Liquidnet, working directly for the founder and CEO. There he was responsible for business development including M&A and strategic partnerships, global market structure and government relations.


Mr. Khandros serves on the board of Stay Pawsitive, Inc., an animal welfare charity, and Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV), a youth village empowering orphans in Rwanda. He received the POTUS Volunteer Service Award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for his work with the American Red Cross.

He was the featured Rising Star of Finance in 2011 in Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30, a Rising Star of Finance in 2017 in Business Insider's 35 under 35, and is part of the Institute of International Finance’s Future Leaders Class of 2019.