Michael Aitken  LinkedIn
Among the top 1000 authors publishing in the finance literature over the last 50 years, Mike Aitken is also a successful entrepreneur who founded both the CMCRC and its predecessor organisation SIRCA (www.sirca.org.au). Uncanny business acumen led him to establish the SMARTS Group, a private Australian company that set the standard in real-time security market surveillance and sold to NASDAQ-OMX in 2010. Mike also initiated the development of the Reuters Tick History Service, a service providing tick data to the world’s academic and financial markets communities as well as path breaking technology in the detection of fraud in the health and general insurance markets (www.cmc-is.com). He also established an expert witness business providing specialist services for legal cases involving insider trading, market manipulation and continuous disclosure breaches. Mike has a PhD. from the University of New South Wales and first class honours and masters’ degrees from Massey University (NZ). In recognition of his contributions to business and academia in 1999 he was awarded the Business and Higher Education Roundtable Award for Outstanding Achievement in Collaboration in Education and Training. In 2010 he was named E&Y ICT Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as NSW and Prime Minister Exporter of the Year. In recognition of his significant service to the education, business and finance sectors of the nation, he was inducted as a member of the Order of Australia in 2014. More details
Areas of expertise:  Insider Trading  / Market Manipulation / Microstructure