Hans is the Branch Chief for Market Data and Research within the Office of Markets in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the Securities and Exchange Commission. He supervises a team of economists and statisticians who conduct data analysis in support of rule-making and to inform policy decisions, ingest and check the quality if data submitted by exchanges and other SROs, e.g., for pilots, and conduct original research. Hans is also involved and an expert in pilot design and matters related to SRO rules.

Hans received the equivalent of a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He earned an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Hans holds a Master of Science in Economics and a Ph.D. in Finance from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2012, Hans was a faculty member of the Department of Finance and the Mendoza College of Business at The University of Notre Dame, worked as a Vice President in the Financial Engineering Department at ITG, Inc. in Boston, MA, and was a Director of Transaction Cost Consulting at Pipeline Trading in New York, NY.

Hans is an expert in market microstructure, financial markets in general, and transaction cost analysis (TCA) and he has published in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis and the Journal of Trading.

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