Aldo Martinez LinkedIn

Mr Martinez has had a working lifetime’s experience in securities markets and brings particular experience from providing the information that North American prosecutors used to secure convictions. He was most recently Vice-President (Market Surveillance Division – MKS) Trading Correspondence and Options Surveillance Department of NYSE Regulation, Inc where he was responsible for:
  • MKS regulatory/legal matters including representation in all trading investigations conducted by MKS involving federal securities laws and NYSE rules;
  • coordinating/participating regulatory merger task force and special projects, such as SEC Reg.NMS;
  • developing a Divisional training program to provide staff with relevant knowledge including fraud, criminal activity such as customer “intrusion” cases and “money laundering” activities;
  • representing the NYSE by coordinating regulatory initiatives involving 36 U.S. and non-U.S. markets members in the Intermarket Surveillance Group (ISG). In 2006-2007, he served as Chairman of the ISG;
  • Evaluating whether markets were maintained in a fair and orderly manner;
  • Conducting Options surveillances of the NYSE Arca market;
  • Maintaining the MKS Business Continuity Plan;
  • Coordinating a Division-wide New Products Committee which evaluated new trading product for impact on surveillance functions;
  • Reviewing issuer applications for qualification with listing standards.
Mr Martinez had previously been Vice-President (MKS) Market Trading Analysis II (MTAII) for the New York Stock Exchange, Inc, where he headed a department responsible for detection and investigation of insider trading, and market manipulation at the NYSE and other trading abuses. He was intimately involved in the revitalisation of the NYSE Insider Trading Surveillance program after the insider trading scandals of the 1980s, developing sophisticated automated systems to detect trading violations in an ever-evolving market structure with increasing volumes of data. Mr Martinez has also had many years of trading floor experience at NYSE, and was involved with Market Maker and Specialist trading, NASDAQ trading, Options and Futures Clearing operations and Upstairs (Block) trading as well as overall legal and corporate matters. He is a recognized speaker, seminar leader and motivational speaker, and has led SEC international seminars and State panels. He received a JD from Seton Hall School of Law, NJ, USA and a BS from St. Peter’s College, NJ, USA, is a member of several Bars including the New York State Bar Association and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.
  • Former Deputy Head of Surveillance, NYSE
  • Partner, AJM Advisory Services
  • St. Peter’s College (NJ, USA), Adjunct Professor
Areas of expertise:  Insider Trading / Market Manipulation