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Thomas R. Gira

Thomas R. Gira

Executive Vice President, Market Regulation & Transparency Services
Rockville, MD, USA

Thomas Gira is the Executive Vice President of FINRA's Market Regulation and Transparency Services Departments.  Market Regulation conducts surveillance and trading examinations of activities in the over-the-counter markets overseen by FINRA -- Trade Reporting Facilities, ADF, unlisted equities, TRACE and municipal bonds.  Market Regulation also provides regulatory services to the exchanges operated by NASDAQ, ICE/NYSE, CBOE/BATS, and MIAX, as well as IEX and BOX.  Transparency Services is responsible for all FINRA transparency initiatives in the fixed income and equity markets and operates FINRA’s market systems -- TRACE, ADF, OTC Equity Reporting Facility, OTC Bulletin Board, and Trade Reporting Facilities.

By combining FINRA’s trading data with data from its client exchanges, Market Regulation conducts comprehensive cross market equity surveillance for U.S.-listed equities and options markets.  Market Regulation conducts surveillance for, among other things, manipulative trading algorithms, best execution, trade reporting, order exposure rules for options, OATS, Regulation NMS, short sales, fixed income pricing, Regulation M, and order handling. 

Before joining FINRA in 1997, Mr. Gira was an Associate General Counsel at Nasdaq.  Prior to that, he was Branch Chief for Options and Derivative Products Regulation within the Division of Market Regulation at the SEC.

Mr. Gira received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his J.D. from the University of Maryland.


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