MayStreet Names Manisha Kimmel Chief Policy Officer

  • People Moves
  • 10.02.2021 07:50 pm

MayStreet, the industry’s leading market data infrastructure provider, today announced the appointment of Manisha Kimmel as Chief Policy Officer.

Manisha joins MayStreet from the Securities and Exchange Commission, where she served as Senior Policy Advisor, Regulatory Reporting in the Office of the Chairman. Over the course of her two-year tenure at the agency, she was instrumental in the successful implementation of the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT), working with various internal and industry stakeholders to get the high-profile system live. At MayStreet, Manisha will leverage her considerable regulatory and market expertise to help the firm continue its rapid growth.

Commenting on Manisha’s appointment, MayStreet CEO Patrick Flannery said: “Manisha is extremely well-regarded across the industry, possessing a background, level of knowledge and breadth of relationships that is second to none. We believe MayStreet is poised to be a transformative force for regulatory initiatives globally and think that Manisha will be instrumental in helping us realize our significant ambitions.”

Manisha added: “The most interesting and impactful market structure issues being debated today center around market data, and MayStreet is well positioned to be a productive voice and agent of change in the space. With its innovative technology, market position and entrepreneurial environment, the firm has all the elements needed to succeed. I am excited to join the team and help continue moving the business forward.”

Prior to joining the SEC, Manisha served as Head of Regulatory and Compliance, Wealth Management, at Refinitiv. In addition, she served as the chair of the Advisory Committee for CAT NMS LLC, a diverse group of industry experts that offers advice to SROs on technical specifications, reporting functionality and other matters relating to the CAT. She has previously been a member of the SEC’s Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee (EMSAC), where she chaired the Customer Issues Subcommittee. Prior to her time at Refinitiv, Manisha served as Managing Director for the Financial Information Forum, where she worked with broker dealers, exchanges and vendors on issues involving regulatory and market data technology. She has also held positions at Jordan & Jordan and Automatic Data Processing. Manisha holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Engineering from Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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