The Department of Finance and Risk Engineering welcomes Sasha Stoikov, Senior Research Associate at Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan (CFEM), to the BQE Lecture Series.
The Microstructure of Cointegrated Assets
I will present a generalization of the micro price to multiple assets. This yields a notion of fair prices, as a function of the observable state of multiple order books. I will show how to compute the microprices of two highly cointegrated assets, using Level-1 data collected on Interactive Brokers. I will then test the model by designing an execution algorithm based on this two-dimensional microprice and show that it can save half of the bid-ask spread cost.
Sasha Stoikov has 15 years of experience at the interface of academia, startups, and the financial industry. He is a Senior Research Associate at Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan (CFEM) and was a VP of High Frequency Trading at Cantor Fitzgerald. He has also launched a music tech startup called PIKI.